Shelby Says: The social aspect of anti-social activities

It’s no surprise that I’ve always been an avid reader. Even as a child, I was rarely without a book. I got in trouble for reading in English class once, no joke.She was not my favorite teacher. But it didn’t discourage me from always having a book with me.And growing up, reading was always looked […]

‘Look up a little bit more:’ resident makes fourth trip to view total solar eclipse

‘Look up a little bit more:’ resident makes fourth trip to view total solar eclipse

(From left) Dr. Brian Kerman, Katelyn Kerman, Sean Kerman and Dr. Howard Friedman at Toledo University before viewing the total solar eclipse on April 8. Photo provided. By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comFor many, viewing a solar eclipse at 100% totality is a once in a lifetime opportunity but for Dr. Brian Kerman, a longtime resident […]

Richard T. McDonald, 91

Richard T. McDonald, 91

Richard T. “Dick” McDonald; born October 5, 1932 in Saginaw to William and Irene McDonald; of Clarkston; passed away April 13, 2024 at the age of 91; preceded in death by his wife Beverly; father of Marie McDonald, Kay Caruso, Rosemary (Jeff) Schmitz, Michele (John Bashel) Tinson and Maureen McDonald; grandpa of Berik Jarboe, Tim […]

Anne M. Konkle, 88

Anne M. Konkle, 88

Anne M. Konkle; born July 26, 1935 in Pontiac to Frederick and Dorothy Slavin; of Grand Blanc formerly of Clarkston, Waterford and Ortonville; passed away on April 12, 2024 at the age of 88; preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Darrell; mother of Theresa (Jim) Walls, Dave (Beth) Konkle, Greg (Laura Taylor) […]

Raymond Earl DeGrow, Jr., 84

Raymond Earl DeGrow, Jr., 84

Raymond Earl DeGrow, Jr., 84, of Oakfield Township, Michigan, and previously a long-time resident of Clarkston, Michigan, went home to join his Savior on February 16, 2024.The son of Louise (Preston) & Raymond Earl DeGrow, Sr., he was on December 4, 1939 in Pontiac, Michigan, and rejoiced in the transformed life of coming to know […]

Rob R. Prater, 71

Rob R. Prater, 71

Rob R. Prater; born on January 23, 1953 in Pineville, Kentucky to Warren and Pearla Prater; of Ortonville formerly of Clarkston; entered eternal life April 14, 2024 at the age of 71; husband of Charlotte for 43 years; father of Heather Prater, Gayle (Rick) Schleben and Tina (Jason) Parry; grandpa “Poppy” of Delaney (T.J.) Falkenhagen, […]

Shawne Dangel, 59

Shawne Dangel, 59

Shawne Dangel; of Grand Blanc, formerly of Clarkston, passed away on April 6, 2024, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family; age 59. Beloved spouse, of David, devoted mother, of Christin VanNorman and Michael (Areonna) Dangel; loving grandmother of Ariana and Landen VanNorman, and Ford and Ella Dangel; dear sister of Michelle […]

Township board approves budget amendment for unspent 2023 funds

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — During its meeting on April 2, the Independence Township Board of Trustees approved a budget amendment to pull unspent 2023 funds into 2024 for various capital projects. The amendment covered 14 already approved projects in the general, fire, PRS, CIA safety path, sewer and water funds.“This is a […]

Township board votes to allocate unused ARPA funds, pull unspent funds to 2024

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — At its regular meeting on April 2, the township board voted to approve the reallocation of unspent American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and pull money from unfinished projects to 2024 so they can be completed.“Back in 2021, the township received funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, […]

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