Clarkston schools showing ‘impressive level of grace and grit’ adjusting to being back

It’s now been two weeks since Clarkston Community Schools reopened their doors to district buildings for staff and students. Clarkston Superintendent Shawn Ryan said he has been proud to see everyone involved make the adjustment back to face-to-face learning. “Not only does this mark seven months – nearly to the date – since all students […]

Accident on I-75

Three people were injured in the early morning hours of October 18, after a crash along I-75 in Independence Township near the northbound Baldwin Road exit. According to the Michigan State Police, the driver of one car was speeding and rear-ended a second car. The at-fault vehicle came to a stop in the center median, […]

Halloween candy for soldiers

For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy on Halloween while engaging in a service project with their children, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as part of its 11th annual ‘Treats for Troops’ collection to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to troops overseas. The Centers […]

Don’t veer for deer

Oakland County once again has been ranked No. 1 in the state of Michigan for vehicle crashes involving deer. As the deer population becomes more active this fall, residents potentially will be faced with more deer encounters on the roadway. Knowing how to react to deer on or next to the road is important to […]

Telephone fraud

According to Sgt. Richard Cummins with the Independence Township substation, there is someone, most likely overseas, who is calling people saying they are with Apple Support and their computer has been hacked.  “Long story short, they get the victims to purchase gift cards and then give the person on the phone the numbers off the […]

House fire a total loss

In the early morning hours of October 14, officers and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to the 5000 block of Oak Park Drive for a report of a house totally engulfed in flames. The Independence Fire Department requested the assistance of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit. Both occupants of the house, […]

Michael Noel, 51

Michael R. Noel II, of San Antonio, Tex., passed away September 28, 2020 of natural causes at the age of 51. A 1987 graduate of Clarkston High School, he is survived by his mother, Leona MacDonald Noel, only daughter Erynn Noel, his brother Paul, his wife Andi and her daughter Goldie, sister Michele Noel-Lewis and […]

Learning after school

Learning after school

Everest Academy second grader Noah Edgely takes part in the STREAM co-curricular after-school program that kicked off this fall at Everest Collegiate High School and Academy with the St. Isidore of Seville Coding Club. Students participating in the club can pick up where they left off in previous club’s sessions and continue to learn more […]

Collegiate academic achievement

Brittany Burch, of Clarkston, is one of more than 100 students who received diplomas and were recognized as Harding University graduates for the Summer 2020 semester during a virtual ceremony back on August 15, 2020. These graduates were recognized alongside over 800 additional students who completed their degrees in May. Burch received a Bachelor of […]

Notice to Creditors: Darryl Hysell

state of michigan FILE NO: probate court 2020-395, 895-DE county of oakland notice to creditors Decedent’s Estate Estate of Darryl Hysell. Date of Birth: 9/5/1957 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Darryl Hysell, died 3/30/2020 Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented […]