Recycling event

Sashabaw Middle School is hosting a Electronics Recycling Event, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 2. No cost, but donations are accepted and will benefit Academic Service Learning Projects at the middle school. Items accepted include computers and servers; cellular phones and accessories; rechargeable batteries; satellite receiver boxes; switches and routers; computer cords and cables; […]

City workshops

The Friends of Depot Park committee hosts a Vision Presentation at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. Also at the library will be a City Charter Review workshop, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Call 248-625-1559 for more information.  

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Winter writer’s block

My story on the Clarkston High School RED group’s immigration project on page 4 was a long time coming. Not because it took a long time to report or write, but because of the weather. Nolan Gerish, sophomore at Clarkston High School, contacted me back on Jan. 15 to see if I was interested in […]

Reader relates admonition against judgmentalism

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Mr. Mike Fetzer whose letter appeared in these pages last week (“A call for openness in religious community,” Feb. 6). His spiritual revival may bring him closer to his Creator in whose image we are shaped and aspire. May his generosity extend to the President whom he condemns with false calumnies. […]

Reader support for MDEQ executive order

Dear Editor, The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality promotes wise management of Michigan’s land, air and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities and a vibrant economy. This is a mission statement we can all believe in. To strengthen the MDEQ, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order transforming the MDEQ into the […]

Snow days at nature center

After several days off school this past week, kids were getting cabin fever. Several parents got kids out of the house by bringing them to Wint Nature Center at Independence Oaks County Park. Troop leaders Kate Weaver, Jade Chawasz, and Elise Bunker signed up their troop for one of the many scout badge days offered […]

Whimsical winter fest

Whimsical winter fest

Willy Wonka, AKA Principal Nate Fuller, Michelle Redington, and the rest of the school staff led the students in lots of winter fun. The winter ice and snow let up enough for Independence Elementary students and their families to celebrate their Winter Festival, Feb. 8. With a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory theme, they […]

Hadyn COOK

COOK, Hadyn of Clarkston and Bellaire; passed away February 10, 2019; age 84.  Beloved husband of Mary Ann for 58 years. Loving father of Stephen (Lisa) Cook, Nicola (Duane) Hanna and Richard (Anita) Cook.  Proud grandfather of Makenzie, Wesley, Logan, Elizabeth and Alexa and great grandfather of Echo.  Dear brother of Arnold Cook.  A man […]

Connie A. BURNS

BURNS, Connie A.; of Waterford formerly of Drayton Plains; February 2, 2019; age 81; wife of Donald for 62 years; mother of Lori (Jeff) Gibbens, Lisa (Doug) Couture & Leslie (Chris) Schultz; grandmother of Jaime Boyles, J.R., Adam & Nick Gibbens, Brandon & Taylor Bradley; great grandmother of Madeline, Lorianna, Maxon, Trey, Elly, Emma, Ella, […]

Lois Christina Bell

Lois Christina Bell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the age of 98 in Alpena, Michigan. Lois Christina Nordstrom was born May 15, 1920 in Sault Ste. Marie to the late John and Lillian (Eagle) Nordstrom. On October 8, 1940 she married Cecil Bell. He preceded her in death on December 28, […]