House approves Schroeder’s plan to make Michigan child abuse investigations more effective, transparent

Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan allowing Michigan Children’s Ombudsman investigators to dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected was unanimously approved today by the state House. The plan also improves transparency and accountability to improve the investigation process. “Our goal is to protect vulnerable children and deliver the justice they deserve,” Schroeder said. […]

Clarkston veterans honored on Memorial Day

While many Memorial Day events were canceled due to the COVID-19 virus, including the annual Memorial Day program at Lakeview Cemetery sponsored by Campbell-Richmond Post 63, two members of the American Legion made certain that veterans were not forgotten. Don Carter, former Sergeant at Arms, and Barney Schoenfeld, former Post Commander of Post 63, went […]

Yes, We’re Open: French Finch & Water Depot

The economy looks to be getting back on track in Clarkston, and several businesses have re-opened in recent weeks. The French Finch, located at 5897 Dixie Highway, opened back up to customers with protective masks May 28 with regular business hours of Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon […]

John Ridgeway, 55

John C. Ridgeway, of Clarkston formerly of Kalkaska; passed away unexpectedly December 26, 2019 at the age of 55. Father of Ian Ridgeway and the late Nichole Ridgeway; son of M. Carol (late Wayne) Ridgeway; brother of Margaret (Alan Cody) Mabe, Rae Anne (Dan) DiRienzo, Martha (Wayne) Simons, Marilyn (Ramon) Villareal & Steven Ridgeway; also […]

Jean Koskela, 97

Jean Kathryn Koskela, of Clarkston, passed away June 1, 2020, at the age of 97. Jean was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 6, 1922, to Paul and Henrietta (Link) Kratt. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Raymond, and son John. Loving mother of Diane (Gary Swartz) Koskela, Kurt […]

Letter to the Editor: Are COVID-19 death numbers accurate?

In the May 27th issue of the Detroit Free Press, Mitch Albom made this statement about COVID-19 deaths: “The first American casualty was in February. The 100,000th before the end of May. That makes this coronavirus the fastest killer in U.S. history.” It is truly terrible that the virus caused more than 100,000 deaths however […]

Kenneth Klebba, 78

Kenneth (Ken) John Klebba of Punta Gorda, Florida (formerly of Clarkston), passed away peacefully May 31, 2020, after a long illness at the age of 78. Ken was born in Detroit to Emily and Leonard Klebba. The second of five boys, Ken lived in Michigan for the majority of his life. He is survived by […]

‘Mayor of Whippleville’ celebrates 92nd birthday

‘Mayor of Whippleville’ celebrates 92nd birthday

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Like most celebrating birthdays these days, Jim Gates had to settle for drive-by well-wishes from area residents. Gates, who turned 92 last month, was honored with a parade that came by his residence on Whipple Lake. “The parade was my son Brendan’s idea,” said local resident Dana Fortinberry. “He […]

Jillian Peters, 33

Jillian Dawn Peters, of Clarkston, passed away on May 29, 2020 after a long illness at the age of 33. Jillian was the daughter of Lon Peters and Laurie (Bill Lehto) Peters; granddaughter of Agnes (late Woodrow) Madill and Lon Jr. and Gail Peters; sister of Amy (Matthew Ryan) Peters, Lon J. “L.J.” (Samantha Schaefers) […]

Franklin Quinlan, 99

Franklin Joseph “Frank” Quinlan, of Davisburg, passed away May 7, 2020 at 99 years of age. Born Feb. 13, 1921 in Maidstone, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Joseph Albert and Gertrude Sarah Quinlan (nee Casey); beloved husband of Annamarie (nee Grenke) for 75 wonderful years; cherished father of Christine (Harry) Gordon, […]

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