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 […]

Chrome & Ice returns to Dort Financial Center this weekend

FLINT — The 9th Annual Chrome & Ice™ will be a three-day event, Feb. 9-11, which also marks the return of the VIP Experience Friday night.The Winter Indoor Car event’s theme this year is “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” a tribute to the 1950s.The lobby of the Dort Financial Center will have an amazing display of […]

Scholarships available to area students

Scholarships available to area students

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor OAKLAND COUNTY — The friends and family of Wally Niezguski have announced the second annual Wally’s Service Project scholarship contest.This project commemorates the life and legacy of Niezguski (pictured), a long-term organic gardener, nature lover, and avid supporter of the Clarkston Family Farm.According to Dr. Larry Kodosky, farm volunteer and […]

Letter to the Editor: Birders success

Dear Editor,In a word: Terrific.In a few more words: a resounding success because we’ve got quite a team. Without the contributions of every one of them, this kind of result simply doesn’t happen.With a head count of 74 in attendance – as in, 74 – this was one of our largest turnouts ever for the […]

SAT practice

The Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, will host a Free Practice Digital SAT on this Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m.This will give students a chance to experience the new test format, style and content well ahead of the official SAT in April.Students should bring their own device, fully charged, and they are […]

Early voting locally for 2024 Presidential Primary Election

Early voting locally for 2024 Presidential Primary Election

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor INDEPENDENCE TWP. — With the passage of Proposal 2022-2, and beginning with the Presidential Primary Election on Feb. 27, all voters in Michigan will have the constitutional right to vote in-person prior to Election Day.This means that voters for every election will have the opportunity to physically cast their ballot […]

WinterFest wonder

WinterFest wonder

Charlie Longo enjoys her hot chocolate and flashes a smile during the second annual Clarkston Optimist WinterFest last Saturday at Depot Park. See more photos from the event on page 3 of this week’s print edition. Photo: Matt Mackinder

Zoning meeting canceled

The Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for tonight, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. has been canceled.The next regular meeting will be held on March 6 at 6 p.m.

Robert Cicinelli, 75

Robert “Bob” William Cicinelli, of Clarkston, passed away on Feb. 2, 2024, at the age of 75.Loving husband of Debra Cicinelli, father of the late Bryan (Bobbie DesMarais) Cicinelli, brother of Craig (Debbie) Cicinelli, David (Nannette) Cicinelli, and Lisa Cicinelli, son of Marian and the late William Cicinelli, and brother-in-law of Denise (Jerry) O’Rourke. Also […]

Ruth Kostich, 92

Ruth L. Kostich, of Clarkston, passed away on Feb. 4, 2024, at the age of 92.She was born Dec. 21, 1931 to Arthur and Laura Johnson.Preceded in death by her husband William “Bill.”Mother of Kirt (Janet) Kostich, Kristyn (Gary) Perrault, and Scott (Keri) Kostich, grandma of Brent, Aaron (Jordan) Ryan, David (Stephanie), Claire, Madeleine, and […]

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