After heated discussions-Township approves revised ordinances

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Board voted 6-1 to approve second reading and adoption of its revised Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Code for Wetlands and Watercourses, June 19, over the objection of a few residents. Fred Daris, a Citizens Committee volunteer, said the proposed ordinance will fail because nobody […]

Postal clerk hailed as hero

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Marianna Weissenborn had less than a minute to get help when she started choking on some grapefruit. Fortunately, co-worker Ebony Turonek was there. “I thought I would die,” Weissenborn said at a recognition event at Clarkston Post Office, April 27. “I was so grateful and thankful, and I […]

Seconds to spare

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Angie Brennan and fellow employees had seconds to react when they saw a double-tandem gravel hauler bearing down on their Main Street dental office. “We were out front in the reception area and we had this big window – we saw the truck coming and I yelled ‘run,’” […]

Clarkston’s Gotta Have Art!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was tough call at The 10th Annual Imagine That! Teen Art Show on Wednesday night, March 22, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of vibrant, dramatic, and elaborate artwork filled the hallway of the Clarkston Independence District Library, created by teens from across the district. […]

Clarkston’s Gotta Have Art!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was tough call at The 10th Annual Imagine That! Teen Art Show on Wednesday night, March 22, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of vibrant, dramatic, and elaborate artwork filled the hallway of the Clarkston Independence District Library, created by teens from across the district. […]

Power of poetry at slam!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a day for youth to find their voice and inject their creativity into words at Bailey Lake Elementary last Friday. Anne Martinez and Carol Barber’s fifth-grade classes wowed their guests with talent, wit, and reality at their Poetry Slam. This event has been an ongoing tradition […]

Hot score for Independence!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Fire Department received their final overall report on Jan. 25 and their new PPC rating is at 3 for the township. “On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 is like golf, the low score is better,” said Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. “One demonstrates exemplary […]

Sweet memories at the dance

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Annaliese Dunlap made an extra memory at the Clarkston Daddy/Daughter Dance, Saturday night. She got to lead the 7 p.m. dance with her dad David Dunlap to a special tribute song, “Papa Daddy,” written by her grandfather, Jerry Calow, when she was 3 years old. “Please complement all […]

‘Inappropriate’ relationship does Rock in

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The community was rocked this weekend with news that Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock tendered his resignation over an “inappropriate relationship” with a 19-year-old former student. News of the resignation has social media a buzz, has drawn the attention of Detroit broadcast media and has been […]