February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Family and friends mourning loss of Ashton Arabo, 6, to influenza

Life for those at Keith Elementary will be different now after the loss of one of their own. After battle with influenza, Ashton George Arabo, 6, a student at the school, died January 25. He fought it all the way. More...


First responders offer ice safety tips after father, son drown

Following the tragic loss of a Highland father and son at Alderman Lake on Monday February 1, emergency responders remind the public that our unseasonably warm winter has created a potentially dangerous situation on area lakes. More...

MPA Press Awards

The Spinal Column Newsweekly earned several awards last weekend at the Michigan Press Association convention and Better Newspaper Contest. More...

Max & Izzy’s launches safe water campaign for Flint families

Local children’s boutique Max & Izzy’s has launched a community-wide effort collecting and delivering clean water for the residents of Flint. More...

One Minute Interview

Our House Clubhouse Director Deborah Giles discusses programs, members

Community Network Services (CNS), a private nonprofit human services agency, helps provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Lecturer to tell stories of slavery, freedom during Feb. 15 event

Explore the Underground Railroad through a journey that brings to life accounts of southern fugitive slaves in their struggle to be free in “The Underground Railroad’s Michigan Connection”, presented by author and historian Dr. More...

Western to perform ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ this week

The Walled Lake Western High School performing arts department will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. More...


Hiscoe coaching, still competing on the ice

Lenore Hiscoe has been the figure skating coach at Walled Lake Northern since the school opened up its doors in 1999. During that time, not only has she coached the district’s figure skaters, but continues to compete in the sport as well. More...

Waterford Mott pulls huge upset over Western Warriors

When Waterford Mott hit five three-pointers early in the first quarter to take an 18-14 lead over top-ranked Walled Lake Western Friday night, the upset alert was sounded. More...

Ford’s three-pointer in game’s final stages lifts Western over Mott

Sometimes good things really do come to those who wait. For Walled Lake Western freshman guard Kailee Ford and her Warrior teammates, patience really is a virtue. More...

Wixom council advances property switch proposal

Residents of Wixom spoke passionately about a proposal to trade Gunnar Mettala Park for an engineered athletic complex at the city’s bi-monthly council meeting last week. More...

Funding advancement approved for rail trail property acquisition

Following news that a program aimed at the development of the Michigan Airline Railway Trailway could cost communities as they await reimbursement from the state, officials in Walled Lake,Wixom and Commerce Township have approved an advancement of fu More...

Feature Stories

Ninth annual Passion for Life to benefit Commerce Township boy with leukemia

Calling all walkers and runners: the 9th Annual Passion for Life 5k Run/Walk and 5 Mile Run is Saturday, March 26 in downtown Walled Lake. This year’s inspirational family is the Scheib family of Commerce Township. More...

Sheriff’s office, court warn of jury duty, IRS scams

The Oakland County Sheriff’s office and the Oakland County Sixth Circuit Court want to make the public aware of two different scams that have occurred throughout the county recently. More...

YMCA annual campaign seeks to raise $137,500

When it comes to the Carls Family YMCA in Milford, community is cause. More...


Yon appointed to public safety director, police chief

The mayor and city council of the City of Wixom are pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Yon as public safety director and police chief. Yon has been employed by the City of Wixom since he became a police cadet in 1988. More...

Public safety activity

Shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, sheriff’s deputies responded to the 100 block of Middle Road on reports of an unlawful driving away of an auto (UDAA). More...


HVS conducting district-wide water drive

What started out as individual schools collecting water to help Flint residents has now expanded to include an entire school district. More...

Community Calendar - Post your event

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Williams’ HVCA Oil Painting Exhibit- Starts February 3 More...

Special Features

Slow down, life is not about being busy

It’s been said before that the devil delights in the failings of humankind. If so, couldn’t it also be said that he delights in schedules so frantic that they shroud God’s voice? More...

Home & Living

Seven inexpensive ways to update your home now

Oftentimes, buying a home opens up a bottomless pit of opportunities for projects and improvements. More...

Decor & decorating: Express yourself with color

Are you courageous when it comes to decorating your home? Many of us would like to be as creative as possible but need guidance to venture out from the neutrals and into something more powerfully beautiful. More...