Next Birders meeting slated for Feb. 28

INDEPENDENCE TWP. — The outlook is bright and cheerful for the Feb. 28 meeting of the Clarkston-Area Backyard Birders Club.The meeting will be indoors in comfortable Wint Nature Center at Independence Oaks Park, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding by 8 p.m. Meetings of the club are open to the pubic with no charges or […]

Office hours

State Rep. Mike Harris invites residents of north-central Oakland County to schedule a meeting ahead of his office hours, which will take place on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon in the conference room at the Springfield Township Fire Station #3, 9482 Andersonville Road.Harris looks forward to meeting directly with people in the community […]

Jazzin’ it up

Jazzin’ it up

Band instructor Justin Harris took the Clarkston High School Jazz Band and a smaller Jazz Combo group of CHS students to the 51st Annual Jazz Festival at the Central Michigan University School of Music Feb. 8-9. The CHS students were able to perform as well as listen to several other jazz bands from around the […]

Local youngster helping U.S. vets get service dogs

Local youngster helping U.S. vets get service dogs

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor CLARKSTON — Abbie Jones is only 12 years old, but the Clarkston resident has a maturity level way beyond her years.For Jones (pictured), the Department of Michigan American Legion Auxiliary honorary junior president, her job is to pick a project that helps veterans and raises money for a service project.She […]


The 52nd District Court has launched its new e-filing system through MiFile for all civil cases.Civil files will largely become paperless, and all filings will be electronically submitted to the Court and accessed online.The 52nd District Court is one of the largest District Courts in Michigan, serving approximately 75% of Oakland County, with courthouses located […]

Carol Bronson, 77

Carol Lee Bronson, of Clarkston, formerly of Waterford and Troy, passed away on Feb. 13, 2024, at the age of 77.Preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Dean “Larry,” her beloved dog Fred, and her parents John and Billie Mack.Loving mother of Jessica (Eric) Land and Jennifer Bronson. Proud grandmother of Kirsten Bronson, Dalton and […]

Ingrid Pelerin, 63

Ingrid K. Pelerin, of Clarkston, passed away on Feb. 13, 2024, at the age of 63.Wife of Dr. Joseph Pelerin, mother of Brian (Jenn) Pelerin and Adam Pelerin (Allison Prainito), stepmother of Joe Pelerin and Ryan (Brenna) Pelerin, oma of Michael, Vivienne, and Wallace, daughter of Helga (the late Karl) Weber, and sister of Heike […]

Mary Firetto, 74

Mary K. Urbin Firetto, of Lake Orion, formerly of Clarkston, passed away on Feb. 11, 2024, at the age of 74.Born Nov. 6, 1949 in Detroit to George and Frances Urbin.Wife of John Firetto for 44 years, sister of the late George (Vicky) Urbin Jr., Janice (Richard) Gloger, Nancy (Timothy) Low, the late Theresa (J. […]

Kristine Frogner, 75

Kristine Joran Frogner passed away peacefully on Jan. 18, 2024, at the age of 75 in St. Pete Beach, her favorite vacation spot where she escaped Michigan winters.Kris was born May 12, 1948, to Jeanne (Decker) Frogner and Herbert Frogner in Ann Arbor, and was the oldest of five children.She is survived by her husband […]

Championship recognition

Championship recognition

The Everest Collegiate state champion volleyball team is honored and recognized at the Feb. 6 Independence Township Board of Trustees meeting. Photo: Matt Mackinder