Governor implements new executive orders to save lives, protect Michigan residents

On Thursday, after the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature refused to extend the emergency and disaster declaration that was set to expire at midnight tonight, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took swift action by signing three new executive orders to continue fighting COVID-19 and save lives. “COVID-19 is an enemy that has taken the lives of more Michiganders than […]

Letter to the Editor: Who to blame for COVID supplies shortfall?

Governors and members of Congress are blaming the current administration for the lack of respiratory masks, ventilators, and test kits (for a virus that was unknown until late last year). Blaming the current administration raises several questions for me. If this virus occurred five years ago during the Obama administration, would there have been a […]

$12 million added to county business stabilization fund

Many Oakland County small businesses seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic will get additional financial relief after County Executive David Coulter and the Board of Commissioners announced that $12 million was added to the county’s small business stabilization fund. Coulter also announced the county Health Division has begun an aggressive partnership with local fire departments […]

Pinwheels for prevention

Pinwheels for prevention

The Clarkston Area Youth Assistance has announced its Pinwheels for Prevention program. April is pinwheel month in the Clarkston community. Blue pinwheels represent the happiness and hopefulness of childhood. They remind us to help youth feel safe, hopeful, and welcomed throughout the community. During this difficult time, Blue pinwheels also remind us to be safe, […]

County golf courses re-opening in May

Golfers can grab their clubs, face masks and hand sanitizer, before heading to their favorite Oakland County Parks and Recreation golf course. Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills and White Lake Oaks Golf Course in White Lake open Friday, May 1. Three other courses will open on Monday, May 4 — Lyon Oaks Golf […]

State treasury providing student loan assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

The Michigan Department of Treasury today announced Michiganders who have student loans guaranteed by the state will be provided assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collection activities on delinquent Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) student loans made by a financial institution and serviced by the Michigan Guaranty Agency will be halted until Sept. 30, 2020. […]

Michigan small businesses encouraged to apply for additional $310 million in forgivable loans

The Whitmer administration along with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) announced today that businesses across Michigan are now able to apply for an additional $310 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. “There continues to be a significant need […]

Michigan food banks prepare for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Food Bank Council of Michigan today welcomed news of the USDA’s $3 billion in food purchases through the newly created Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). In addition to supplying fresh emergency food, the program supports U.S. farmers by providing $100 million monthly for dairy, produce and meats. The news, although applauded, presents new challenges […]

Betty L. Ganther, 90

GANTHER, Betty L. (formerly of Waterford) went to be with the Lord on April 18th at 90 years of age. She was the beloved wife of Earl Ganther, who preceded her in death after 59 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her son, Roger Ganther, her grandson, Matthew Hodges, and her […]

Mary Josephine Meyers, 90

MEYERS, Mary Josephine; of Waterford; age 90; passed away peacefully at home on April 26, 2020 while being surrounded by her husband, son and daughters after being with hospice for a short time. Wife of Clifford; Mother of Deborah (Mark) Snyder, Thomas (Marilyn) Meyers, Kay (Douglas) Beck, Kristin (Terry) Milliken and Mary Beth (Patrick) Seger; […]

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