I signed up for a webinar about compassion recently to gain continuing education credits to maintain my MI RN license. I couldn’t connect to the webinar, but it did get me thinking about first responders, the health care community and their unadulterated, on display, inspiring compassion during this covid-19 pandemic! How in the world can […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Always consider the source

In the 1980s, scientists were considered the “go to” experts for reliable information regarding our health. In the 1990s, PhD students became “the source.” By the early 2000s, it was the media we trusted. And today … Karen on Facebook knows what is best for us. This is becoming more concerning during the unforeseen COVID-19 […]

Blood drive

The American Legion Chief Pontiac Post 377, 4819 Mary Sue Street, will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this pandemic, the Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of blood donations. Healthy individuals are needed to help people who require blood. We could use 6-8 […]

Calling to help seniors

Calling to help seniors

Beginning on Thursday, April 2, Independence Township staff and volunteers began to make over 1,000 outbound calls to seniors living in Independence. The gist of the call was to make an introduction, check to see how everyone was doing, ask if they had the basics to get by and to make sure everyone had the […]

Governor’s coronavirus response

Dear Editor, Our governor has not been effective during this crisis, instead she has been ideological and vindictive! An edict from the governor’s office threatened all doctors and pharmacists in the state who prescribe or dispense hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. Even worse, the letter indicates health care providers are “required to report” their fellow physicians […]

Mary Lou Schell

Mary Lou Schell, 87, of Clarkston, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020 in Oxford, MI. Mary Lou was born in Saginaw, MI to Wilford and Isabelle Parker; was the mother of Mark (Cindy McDougall) Schell, Neil (Melissa) Schell and Scott (Janet) Schell; grandma of Stephen (Torey) Schell, David (Claire) Schell and Michael Schell; sister of George (late Nancy) Parker […]


LOWRIE, Hilda L.; of Clarkston; age 101; born to Harry & Anna Barnett in Milford; passed away on April 3, 2020; preceded in death by her husband Keith and her daughter Ann (late Robert) Gillis; grandma of Thomas (Trish) Gillis & Mark Gillis; great grandma of Keith, Eric & Tyler; great great grandma of Colton. […]

Timothy W. Foley

Timothy W. Foley, age 75, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020. He was born November 11, 1944, in Detroit. He was a graduate of University of Detroit, School of Dentistry. He owned a private practice in Birmingham, MI, where he cared for so many wonderful families and made such lasting friendships. He served as […]


COVARRUBIAS, Jean Helen; born to Frank and Vertie Campbell on June 28, l932.  She went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2020.  She will be missed by her devoted husband of over 73 years, Antonio “Bill” Covarrubias, and her children: Antonio (Cheryl) Covarrubias; Jeanne (Guy) Cagle; Loren (Bonnie) Covarrubias; Kim Covarrubias, Robin (Brad) Rice; Jesse Covarrubias; […]

Harriet BOSEK

BOSEK, Harriet; of Davisburg formerly of Brown City; passed away April 2, 2020; age 93; preceded in death by her husband Edward and her daughter Susan (late Paul) Burke; mother of Sharon (Gary) Spyniewski; grandma of Dawn (Bill) Bovensiep, Lisa (Brian) Scott, Mandy (William) Daniel, Ryan (Ashley) Burke and Paul (Heather) Burke; great grandma of […]

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