Sheri Kleiss, 59

Sheri L. Kleiss, of Clarkston, died suddenly on November 22, 2022 at the age of 59. Preceded in death by her parents Dwain and Geri Brennan. Wife of Patrick, mother of Cortnee (Eugene) Berrill, grandma of Ethan, sister of Sheila (Donna) Brennan and Dwain (Elizabeth) Brennan, and aunt of Owen. Sheri was a devoted wife, […]

Eric Strilecky, 63

Eric B. Strilecky, of Clarkston, passed away on November 22, 2022 at the age of 63. Preceded in death by his mom Marian Strilecky, brother Doug (Linda), brother-in-law Barney, and best buddy Thai. Loving father of Ryan (Jeff) Caraway. Proud Pappa of Beckett, Caity, and Daden. Dearest brother of Phil (Bonnie) Strilecky and Tina (late […]

Tracy Nicol, 65

Tracy Anne Nicol, of Clarkston, passed away on November 21, 2022 at the age of 65. Born to Jack and Betty Mirovsky on August 26, 1957. Preceded in death by her husband Larry. Mother of Melissa (Antonio) Edwards and Leslie (John) Swisher, grandma of Cody Swisher, Mckenzie O’Berry, Cynthia Harrison, Kennadie, Nolan, and Addison Wayne, […]

Public Notice: Synopsis, Independence Township Board of Trustees regular meeting, Nov. 15, 2022

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE November 15, 2022 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 P.M. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given. C. ROLL CALL: Present: Fisher, Neubeck, Brown, Aliaga, Moraco, Nallamothu, Ritchie Absent: None Also Present: David […]

Public Notice: Public hearing, Independence Township community development block grant funds, Dec. 6, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS The Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston, […]

Honoring those who have served our country

Honoring those who have served our country

Clarkston Junior High School held its annual Veterans Day Celebration and Reception on Nov. 14. Several Veteran teachers, mothers, fathers, grandfathers, and grandmothers were in attendance. The students also honored special guest Arsey L. Miller, of Clarkston, for his service in the Army during the Vietnam War. Student speakers at the event were ninth graders […]

Thank you: A Clarkston News editorial

Thanksgiving is a wonderful American tradition – a time to reflect, give thanks and to spend time with family and friends. Another American tradition we are thankful for is a free press, or more specifically the tradition of community newspapers. Of course, we’re biased but we truly are thankful for community newspapers. We’re grateful for […]

Late sheriff’s deputy honored in township

Late sheriff’s deputy honored in township

Deputy Robert Loken was a 27-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office who passed away this past January after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Recently, Loken was recognized with a highway dedication in Independence Township. He was highly respected as a Master K9 Trainer throughout the law enforcement community. Friends and […]

Reelected school board member has students at top of priorities

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Cheryl McGinnis earned the second-most votes in the Nov. 8 Clarkston Community Schools election for two board of education seats, thus staying on the board for another six-year term. Newcomer Amanda Love picked up the most votes in the election and will be a newcomer on the board. For […]