Appeals court rules against MEA

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a ruling, May 2, in favor of a group of teachers in their right-to-work case, against the Michigan Education Association’s August Window policy. “We are happy to tell teachers that the union’s so-called August Window remains illegal and that they may drop union […]

News in Brief

Substation security The Oakland County Sheriff Substation in Independence Township recently had a security system installed, but found the four-channel camera and monitoring system left gaps in their ability to view certain areas. Independence Township Board approved a project change to install a 16-channel system which will allow four additional cameras to secure the sight […]

Thanks for volunteers

Thanks for volunteers

Clarkston Mayor Steve Percival, at right, Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle, and other township officials make sure Jo Vaara and more than 100 other volunteers get a full plate for lunch at the township’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, April 28. Volunteers were honored for contributing over 10,000 hours of work, calculated by parks and rec Director […]

Driver critically injured in crash

Driver critically  injured in crash

Firefighter Tom Doyon and other members of the Independence Township Fire Department clear Dixie Highway of debris after a three-vehicle crash, May 5. Photo by Phil Custodio A 23-year-old Oxford Township man was listed in critical condition after the 2007 Honda Accord he was driving was hit by two trucks, May 5 at 12:54 p.m. […]

Walk for SCAMP

Walk for SCAMP

Folks filled Depot Park on a sunny Sunday, May 7, for the 2017 Walk and Roll for SCAMP. Walkers, bicyclists, and some runners collected pledges for the annual fundraiser for the Clarkston summer camp program for kids with special needs. Photo by Phil Custodio

Discovery day

Discovery day

Alex and Evan Williams check out a corn snake from Kensington Metro Park. Kids learned about raising animals and plants, life skills, crafts and hobbies at the 4-H Discovery Day, April 29 at Springfield Oaks County Park. Educational hands-on experiences included information on joining 4-H and exhibiting at the Oakland County Fair.

Century of family history

Century of family history

Cathy Forst of Clarkston researched her great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Miller, who is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Photos by Phil Custodio Seventh in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Cathy Phillips Forst’s great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Miller set a high […]

Potholes of Parview

Potholes persist on Parview in Independence Township. “I live on that street and they are really, really bad,” said Tracy Mengyan. “I noticed in the Clarkston News article (‘Parview pothole,’ May 3) it was reported that a giant pothole was filled in. I thought I would send this picture I just took of one of […]

Five Cars Toasted

Five Cars Toasted

Johnny-on-the-spot, Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu was at work Monday afternoon and what did he see out in the parking lot of Mclaren hospital’s Clarkston campus? A five car fire. The Independence Township snapped these two pictures with his phone and sent them to us. Thanks, Doc! As of now, The Clarkston News has no details about this […]

Ormond Road Closure

This just in from the Road Commission and too late for our print edtion:   The Road Commission for Oakland (RCOC) expects to close Ormond Road just north of Big Lake Road in Springfield Township for a culvert replacement project on Saturday, May 13.  The project is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled to May 14. […]