Letters to the Editor

Council candidate wants to do his part Dear Editor, My name is Rick Detkowski and I am running for City Council. I was raised in Clarkston and graduated from Clarkston High School in 1992, always enjoying the easy-going sense of community that I grew up in. The thought of that changing never crossed my mind. […]

Lecture series kicks off with Vanderbilt expert

Eliott Engel kicks off the 2016-2017 Oakland Town Hall lecture series on Oct. 12 with a presentation on the Vanderbilts. Engel, dubbed the “Stand Up Scholar” and expert on North Carolina history and British literature, is the first of four speakers in the new season. “I like the lineup. We always have wonderful speakers,” said […]

Public Notices

INDEPENDENCE TWP. SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE September 20, 2016 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:04 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Lohmeier, Ritchie, […]

David L. SHAW

SHAW, David L. “Dave” of Ortonville; unexpectedly October 1, 2016; age 69.  Husband of Sandra Harber; father of Jacqueline (Joel) Woolston, Ronda (Scott) Borsos, Vanise (Keith) Wilbur, Cherry-Jo Adams, Pamela (Keith) Cronk, Angela (John) Rushing and Trilla (Chris) Zeuner; grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 7; brother of Dempsey Shaw, Jayne Shinaberry, Alan (Cathy) […]

Thelma A. ELKINS

ELKINS, Thelma A., of Clarkston, MI formerly of Rogersville, TN; passed away at her home October 1, 2016 surrounded by family; Age 80; preceded in death by her husband Jimmy, sons Wayne and James; mother of Wendy (Ron) Gardner and Mandy (Phil) Hankins; Nanny of Kristi, Heather, Carly, Kayla, Jacob, Corey, Rachel, Jessica, Dylan and […]


FIELDS, Scott L.; of Clarkston; September 27, 2016; age 31; son of Kirk & Bonnie; brother of Blake (Nicole); uncle of Ellis & Adalynn; grandson of Agnes Carey, Dellmer (Darlene) Fields, John (Rosemarie) Blake & the late Elaine Blake; survived by many other family members and friends.  Scott was a barber at Union Barber, Ferndale.  […]

Jan Thomas JONAS

JONAS, Jan Thomas; of Waterford; September 29, 2016; age 59; husband of Ann Weiss-Jonas; stepfather of Amanda, Gretchen, and Zachary Weiss; preceded in death by his parents Stephen and Patricia; son in law of Lorna( late David) Bickerstaff; brother of  Tim (Lisa) Jonas and Stephanie (Tim) Sullivan; brother in law of Kevin (Lisa) Bickerstaff.  Jan […]

Public Notices

INDEPENDENCE TWP. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That a regular meeting held on August 9, 2016, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees approved a First Reading of miscellaneous amendments to the Township’s Zoning Ordinance and scheduled a Second Reading of the amendments at the next available regular meeting to be held on September 20, […]

Maxium A. MORROW

MORROW, Maxium A. “Mac”; of Clarkston; September 27, 2016; age 85; husband of Lois for 62 years; father of Therese “Teri” (Ronald) Sutton, Victor (Donna) Morrow & Rosann (Pete) Morrow-Clark; he is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; preceded in death by his infant daughter Deborah Ann, parents Elizabeth & Edward; brother […]

Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming Royalty

Matt Sanker playfully parts ways with Aalayna Green during the Wolves’ Homecoming Game last Friday. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price