A letter from the Publisher to our readers

Hello, For one and all, the last few months have been anything but fun. Physically, emotionally, economically, at home and in business, we all have taken a figurative beating. Readers know we were not ale to publish our community newspapers, The Clarkston News, Oxford Leader, Lake Orion Review and The Citizen, the first couple of […]

Independence Oaks opens beach

Two beaches, operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, will give residents respite from the heat this summer. Independence Oaks County Park will open its beach June 11. A second beach operated by the parks system, located within Groveland Oaks County Park, opens June 25 when that park and campground opens for the season. Both […]

SCAMP hosting parade, ice cream social July 28

While SCAMP has been canceled for the summer, the organization still wants to do something fun for the kids. There will be a drive-through parade/ice cream social for the kids on Tuesday, July 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Clarkston Community Schools administration building, 6389 Clarkston Road. A DJ, fire and police vehicles, ice cream […]

Gary Garza, 51

Gary Wayne Garza, of Clarkston, passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2020 at the age of 51. Husband of Tammy for 12 years, father of McKenna, son of Eugenio “Ken” and Dorothy Garza, brother of Kenneth (Tracey) Garza and Jamie (Kevin) Garza-Meehleder, son-in-law of Patsy (Russel) Welch, uncle of Laurel, Elise and Emily […]

Township fireworks July 3

The Independence Township fireworks display is set to go off the evening of Friday, July 3, from the top of the Pine Knob ski hill. “We’re kind of in the process of making sure we get the site secured and everything going off as planned,” said Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors Director Derek Smith at […]

Raymond Nagy, 54

Raymond “Ray” Scott Nagy, of Clarkston, passed away June 8, 2020, at the age of 54. Beloved son of Robert S. (Nancy Loxton) Nagy Sr. and Christine Calice. Dear brother of Richard (Amy) Nagy and Robert S. (Galina) Nagy Jr. Proud uncle of Nadia, Steve, Danny, Vlad, Matthew and Mason. Nephew of Carmen (Diana) Calice, […]

Ashley Heaton, 29

Ashley Kay Heaton, of Waterford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 9, 2020, at the age of 29. Preceded in death by her mother Lori Kay Heaton. Loving daughter of Donny. Beloved sister of Casey and Hailey. Loved granddaughter of Eleanor “El” and Ron Hetherington and Raymond (Judy) Heaton and Donna (Fred) […]

Kenneth Simmons, 75

Kenneth “Ken” Simmons, of Grand Blanc, Mich.,, went home to be with the lord June 7, 2020, at the age of 75. He was the son of Ray M. and Helen Maude (Hartman) of Jones, Mich. Ken was a multiple sport athlete and a 1963 graduate of Marcellus High School where he was inducted into […]

Everest summer send-off

Everest summer send-off

“I didn’t know it would be the last time I would see them.” That was the refrain of teachers looking back on the past two and a half months since students were dismissed on Thursday, March 12. They said goodbye, headed out the door, and within an hour the notification went out that school would […]

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