Robert Bloom, 89

Robert A. Bloom, of Clarkston, passed away January 14, 2022 at the age of 89. Husband of Margaret for 57 years. Father of Jeff (De Anna) Bloom. Preceded in death by son David Bloom and siblings Ford Winfield, Wilbert “Web” Winfield, Chester Winfield, Isabelle Sabin, and Allison Wicht. Survived by two grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother-in-law […]

Mary Ann Baker, 87

Mary Ann Baker, of Clarkston, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, passed away January 14, 2022 at the age of 87. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Warren. Mother of Greg Baker, Jeff (Linda) Baker, Ann (Scott) Caron and infant daughter, the late Sandra, grandma of Cody (Kelsey) Caron, Ian (Samantha Hockey), and Evan […]

Michael Burdick, 61

Michael David Burdick, of Los Altos, Calif., passed away suddenly at his home in Los Altos on Dec. 17, 2021 at the age of 61. Mike was born in New Milford, Conn., spending most of his childhood in Clarkston. He attended Clarkston public schools and then Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science […]

Clark Morgan, Jr., 90

Clark J. Morgan, Jr., of Waterford, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2022 at the age of 90. Preceded in death by his wife Margaret “Peggy,” his daughter Susan Garant and siblings Wayne (late Betty) Morgan, Manley Morgan, and Elaine Hotchkiss. Grandpa of Holly. Brother of Larry (Linda) Morgan, Calvin (Beth) Morgan, […]

Peachy green

Peachy green

Clarkston High School graduates turned Michigan State Dance Team member Katelyn Gerard (Class of 2019) and Spartans kicker Stephen Rusnak (Class of 2021) celebrate a 31-21 MSU victory over the University of Pittsburgh at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photo provided by Tammy Gerard

Library getting tech upgrade

Library getting tech upgrade

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor The Clarkston Independence District Library is starting a new program called “Meet Your eLibrary” that will prompt the extensive eResources available through the library. As libraries are no longer warehouses where store books are stored, they instead have become a portal to multiple types of media. To kickstart this […]

Line of the times

Line of the times

Vehicles line up last Friday, January 7, for COVID-19 tests at the M-15 Family Medical Center just north of town on the east side of M-15 between I-75 and Amy Drive. Drone photo provided by Diana Casetti

Flying into retirement following milestone career

Flying into retirement following milestone career

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor After nearly 55 years, it’s finally time for retirement for J. David VanderVeen. VanderVeen, an Independence Township resident who oversees Oakland County International Airport, retired from the county last week after serving three elected county executives. Not only does he hold the record for years of employment at the […]

Back to school for Mountaineer students

Back to school for Mountaineer students

Everest students returned to campus on Tuesday, January 4, after Christmas break. Preschoolers Matthew Maxim and Anastasia Maxim celebrate her first day of school. Photo provided by Mary Williams More photos in the Jan. 12, 2022 print edition of The Clarkston News.

Back on stage

Back on stage

Clarkston Village Players presents the comedy “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” weekends from Jan. 7-22.  The play is about a love triangle where the wife, her lover, and her husband all plot (unsuccessfully!) to murder each other. Pictured, from left, is Steve Sanger as Dr. Mitchell Lovell, William Jones as Paul Miller, and Jess Agnew […]