Dalton Dismuke, 82

Dalton Dismuke, 82

Dalton Dismuke; born October 8, 1941 to Floyd and Lorene Dismuke in Taylor, Texas; of Waterford, Michigan; passed away on March 2, 2024 at the age of 82; father of Tonya Heverly and Donald (Jennifer) Dismuke; grandpa of Ashley, Dalton, Josh and Tyler; and brother of Jerry Dismuke.Dalton worked as a carpenter and contractor his […]

Barbara Joanne Sartor, 85

Barbara Joanne Sartor, 85

Barbara Joanne Sartor, 85, of Houghton Lake passed away on Feb. 8, 2024 at home with her loving husband by her side.Barbara was born on June 8, 1938 in Ferndale, Michigan to LaVerne and Pauline (Hoffman) Forbes. Barbara grew up in the Royal Oak area graduating from the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal […]

Martha Preston

Martha Preston

Martha Preston, of Clarkston, MI; passed away at her home on Feb. 29, 2024; born October 24, 1939 in Dixon, IL to Robert & Jeanette Preston; sister of Julie (Steve) Bowles; aunt of Catte (Ken) Eno Plummber & Stefani Wright; great aunt of Jaden Plummer, Kellen Plummer, Ashleigha Maksim, Steven Wright, Brad Wright & several […]

Clayta Beth Godziebiewski, 73

Clayta Beth Godziebiewski, 73

Clayta Beth Godziebiewski, 73Clayta Beth Codziebiewski; born August 14, 1950 in LaFollette, TN to Dennis and Mary Fields. Long time resident of Clarkston, MI – formerly from the East side of Detroit. She passed away surrounded by her loved ones on March 1, 2024 at the age of 73.The wife of Rick for 41 years; […]

Independence Twp. Board approves additional $50,000 for gravel road maintenance

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comCLARKSTON — Last week, the Independence Township Board of Trustees approved a budget amendment to provide an additional $50,000 to go toward graveling and maintaining gravel roads within the township.The $50,000 is in addition to the $50,000 the township budgets annually for the graveling of township roads that have not been […]

Sashabaw Plains DAR honors two high school seniors with Good Citizen Awards

Sashabaw Plains DAR honors two high school seniors with Good Citizen Awards

The Sashabaw Plains Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens 2024 Madison Schmidt and Jack Romkema. Photo by Joette Kunse By Joette KunseSpecial to the Clarkston NewsThe Sashabaw Plains Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored two Independence Township students as Good Citizens […]

Clarkston Area Optimist Club announces essay contest winners

Clarkston Area Optimist Club announces essay contest winners

Optimist Club essay contest winners (left to right) Elly Ryan, 2nd place winner, Freshman at Clarkston Junior High School; Lia Fabrizio, 1st place winner, Freshman at Clarkston Junior High School; and Adah Chwasz, 3rd place winner, 7th grade student at Sashabaw Middle School.Photo provided by Linda Danek, Clarkston Area Optimist Club Member and Essay Contest […]

I-75 lane closures to begin from M-15 to Oakland-Genesee county line

I-75 lane closures to begin from M-15 to Oakland-Genesee county line

Bridge and road work along I-75 in northern Oakland County started back up last week. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing approximately $160 million to resurface and repair I-75 from M-15 to the Oakland/Genesee county line.This year, northbound I-75 will be milled and resurfaced from M-15 to the county line, with two lanes of […]

Michigan remains cloudy during Sunshine Week

By John ElchertMPA PresidentPublisher Leelanau EnterpriseEditor’s note: Sunshine Week is a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and private sectors that shines a light on the importance of public records and open government.Sunshine Week occurs each year in mid-March, coinciding with James Madison’s birthday, March 16 (1751). Madison was a driving […]