Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in response to Jim Altene’s letter to the editor regarding the Senior Citizen Center. It seems to me that Altene must be too young to realize that eventually everyone will become a senior citizen. Seniors have been called upon to support schools, playgrounds and other community activities just like everyone else. Now when […]

Clarkston Rotary welcomes two new members

The Clarkston Rotary welcomed two new members as Jim Jeszke and Luc Poirier were recently installed as Rotarians. Jeszke is an employee of Clarkston State Bank while Poirier is one of the owners of Slick and Bubba’s Elite and Expeditious Websites. ‘As Slick and Bubba’s continues to grow we want to get involved in the […]

Deputies investigatehome break-ins

Three recent home invasions in Independence Township give the appearance of someone who knew what to look for and where. ‘My guess is they’re related,? according to Lt. Dale LaBair, commander of the Independence Township substation of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. The break-ins occurred on April 13 and 14, all in the general vicinity […]

Eagles president credits ‘team effort?

His official title is Worthy President Bill Rudaitis. When it comes to children’s charities, he has earned a different title. ‘The call me ‘worthy marshmallow,?? Rudaitis said. ‘I just like kids.? President of Clarkston Aerie 3373 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Rudaitis also tries to deflect the focus from himself to his fellow Eagles. […]

McKinney showcases paintings of Clarkston

Art is more than a hobby for Clarkston resident Gary McKinney. The local artist is being featured this month at the Independence Township Library meeting room. McKinney is showing paintings of downtown Clarkston mixed with depictions of other areas in Michigan. ‘Art is inspiration and I was inspired to paint local scenes,? McKinney said. ‘These […]

McCormick adjusting well to life at Michigan

Going from the big man on campus to a freshman on the University of Michigan baseball team hasn’t always been easy for Michael McCormick. Still, the 2003 Goodrich High School graduate is going through the normal ups and downs of a college freshman, and has a bright future ahead of him, according to Michigan coach […]

Foyt, Blackhawk nine pull off sweep of Clarkston

Brandon’s baseball team was not intimidated by the big-name reputation of the Clarkston Wolves. The visiting Wolves have two players ? Sam Palace and Aaron Powell ? who have already accepted scholarships to play college baseball next season. However, it was the host Blackhawks that won a pair of close games on April 21, sweeping […]

Brandon Township Recreation Briefs

‘Horseback Riding, Ages 7 to Adult: Learn to be around horses. Come and learn the fine art of English Horseback Riding at Fox Lake Hunt Club. Each class teaches basic riding, grooming information, anatomy of the horse, and various parts of the saddle and bridle. Long pants must be worn, and hard-soled shoes with heels […]

Goodrich nine rise, fall in twin bill

It seemed like there were two different Goodrich teams playing at Swartz Creek April 20. The Martians got a stellar pitching performance from Nick Wesener on their way to shutting out the Dragons 8-0 in the first game of their twin bill. However, in the nightcap, the Martians committed four errors, and allowed eight unearned […]

Brandon boys track earns three medals at New Lothrop Relays

Despite finishing eighth out of 11 teams at the New Lothrop Relays April 17, Brandon’s boys track teams had success in a number of events. The Blackhawks earned three medals at the relays by finishing in the top three in a particular event. North Branch won the relays with 72 points, while Richmond finished second […]