Janette McKenna, 86

Janette “Jan” McKenna, of Clarkston, passed away on Feb. 9, 2024, at the age of 86.She was born on Nov. 3, 1937 in Glasgow, Scotland.Loving wife of the late Theus (Mac) Walsh McKenna, dear mother of Janette McKenna (Scott Oppmann) and the late David (Angelia) McKenna. Proud grandmother of Ainsley Oppmann and Devin McKenna. Sister […]

Gerald Darnell, 81

Gerald T. Darnell (“Gerry”), of Clarkston, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1, 2024, at the age of 81.Born in Detroit on April 21, 1942 to William (“Carl”) and Nadine Darnell (Evans).Gerry was an awesome husband to Jan (Harns) for 43 years. He was a caring father, grandfather (“papa”), uncle, brother, in-law, and friend.Gerry is survived by […]

Public Notice: Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals regular meeting agenda, March 6, 2024

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Independence Township Hall 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 The Meeting will be held in-person in the Township Hall Meeting Room. The public has the option to attend the meeting virtually via […]

Public Notice: Synopsis, Independence Township Board of Trustees regular meeting, Feb. 6, 2024

SYNOPSIS ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE FEBRUARY 6, 2024 – Regular Meeting CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 P.M. APPROVED: Agenda as Presented APPROVED Consent Agenda as Amended The following motions were made and passed: APPROVE: Out-of-state travel for Brian Oppmann, Planning & Zoning Director to attend the 2024 ESRI User […]

Public Notice: Independence Township March 2024 Board of Review meeting schedule

OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE 2024 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING SCHEDULE Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County The Independence Township Board of Review for March 2024 will be held at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston Michigan, 48346 in the lower level of Township Hall The Independence Township March Board of Review will convene […]

College achievements

Amelia Zyskowski, of Clarkston, has been named to the Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.) Dean’s List for the 2023 Fall term.To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade-point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Riley Nicole Schneider, of Clarkston, […]

Wings for the win

Wings for the win

Owner Roger Hanna and his children cut the ribbon as part of the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event last Wednesday for the new Wing Snob location at 9683 Dixie Highway in Independence Township. Photo: John Ransom/Winship Studio

Clarkston puck stopper making strides in NAHL

Clarkston puck stopper making strides in NAHL

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor ODENTON, MD — Owen Lepak has been racking up the miles this season starting his junior hockey career.A Clarkston native, Lepak began the 2023-24 season with the Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms, a member of the United States Hockey League, the highest level of juniors in the country. He then found himself […]

McLaren Oakland earns Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission

PONTIAC — McLaren Oakland, part of McLaren Health Care and its statewide McLaren Stroke Network, has earned designation from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s level of specialized critical care to achieve favorable long-term outcomes for stroke patients.A quality designation in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Primary […]