DIA renewal

Dear Editor, When is a promised, one-time, 10-year tax NOT as pledged to the voters? When it has to do with the DIA. In 2012, when the City of Detroit was consumed by bankruptcy, the DIA was successful in asking Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties to pass a 10-year millage. I supported this temporary tax […]

Help from U.S. rep

Dear Editor, My son was born with aortic valve stenosis. It is a narrowing of the aortic valve that impedes blood flow from the heart to the body. Yes, as new parents this is as terrifying as it sounds. He is now 18 months old and it has been the joy of my life to […]

Frozen followup packs emotional punch

By Kelly Barreto  I recently saw Frozen 2 and I enjoyed watching the movie. Disney made this movie based on two sisters, one with magical powers and the other without powers. The sisters are also joined by their friends Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven. Long story short, the sisters and the friends undertake another dangerous journey […]

Armed robbery suspect sought

Deputies are looking for an armed robbery suspect who held up a Rite Aid Pharmacy in the 5000 block of Clarkston Road in Independence Township, Feb. 16 at 6:27 p.m. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, a white male came into the business, selected an item to purchase, and came up to the register. When […]

Rotarians help Kenyans see

Clarkston Rotary members Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty helped serve 2,198 patients at five clinics in Nakuru, north of Nairobi, during their third eye care mission to Kenya. The trip, including Rotary members from Michigan, Colorado, and Ontario, was organized by Doctor Nelson Edwards, a member of the M36 Rotary in Livingston County and also […]

Donation for butterfly conservation

The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy received a $50,000 grant from Consumers Energy Foundation supporting the “Big Help for a Little Butterfly” campaign to purchase and protect habitat for the endangered Poweshiek Skipperling butterfly. “We are pleased to take steps to preserve habitat for one of Michigan’s most endangered species today and for the future […]


TINSON, Jean F. of Waterford; February 12, 2020; age 81. Preceded in death by her loving husband, James and siblings Robert Shaw and Florence Englar.  Beloved mother of Dawn Tinson-Stoutenburg, Jim Tinson and Steven (Lisa) Tinson; proud grandma of Jenna (John) Kroll, Cassie (Ross) Nickels and Jessye Tinson; cherished great grandma of Angela and Kegan Collins […]

Laurie Ann CANALES

CANALES, Laurie Ann of Oxford; passed away February 12, 2020; age 62. Beloved wife of Inocencio Canales III for nearly 40 years. Loving mother of Carrie Cabral and Inocencio Canales IV, foster mother of Beth Morino. Proud grandma of Marc, Emanuel, Maria, Ino V and Nito. Dear sister of Carol (Ken) Dorman, Sandra (Jesse) Maness, Linda (Larry) Bell, […]


JORGENSEN, Elnora “Nora”; of Clarkston passed away February 10, 2020 at the age of 86; preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years Richard “Dick”; survived by sister Joyce O’Brien; Loving mother of Carolyn (Mike) Vassau, Gale (Ken) Wilinski, Charles (Karen) Jorgensen and Susan (Sam) Brokaw; Proud Grandmother of Joseph (Linsey) Mansfield, Laura […]

Dorothy J. MILLER

MILLER, Dorothy J. “Dottie”; of Clarkston; February 10, 2020; age 79; loving wife of Al for 51 years; mother of Dennis (Tonya) Miller and the late Brian (Kelley) Miller; grandma of Alex, Bennet and Lauren; preceded in death by her parents John and Jean Dennis and brother John Dennis. Dottie was an avid skier and […]