Memorial Day

The Clarkston News office at 5 S. Main Street will be closed on Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day. Deadline for classified ads will be at noon on Friday, May 27. American Legion Post 63 leads the Clarkston Memorial Day parade and remembrance ceremony, from Depot Park to Lakeview Cemetery, starting at 10 […]

Fife to retire

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Sports Writer It will be the end of an era for Clarkston school athletics after Dan Fife retires as athletic director this year. “It is the right time for me,” said Fife, who will finish his 22 years as Clarkston Community Schools athletics’ chief this fall, on September 30. He […]

Fire renewal vote in August

A single ballot question to renew fire and emergency service millage will be on the Aug. 2 ballot, following a 6-0 vote by the Independence Township Board at a May 3 special meeting. The four-year renewal would set the millage at 3.5653 – $3.57 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the […]

Township OKs engineering for Sashabaw

While many infrastructure improvements have taken place on Sashabaw Road over the past decade since the establishment of the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA), what hasn’t been accomplished is the widening of Sashabaw Road between Flemmings Lake Road and DTE Music Theatre. The Independence Township Board voted 6-0 to enter into an interlocal agreement […]

Brick work

Brick work

Chris Blaine, owner of Top Hat Masonry Repair, lays down mortar for new bricks. Photo by Phil Custodio Workers are busy laying fresh bricks to patch up the side of 5 S. Main Street in Clarkston, home of The Clarkston News. The work started last year after brick was found falling off the back of […]

Memorial Day parade

Campbell-Richmond American Legion Post 63 will lead Clarkston’s annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 30. The Clarkston High School Marching Band will join American Legion Post 63 Color and Honor Guard, Squadron 63 Sons of the Am. Legion (SAL), and Unit 63 Auxiliary in the parade. Also joining will be vintage military vehicles provided by […]

News in Brief

Broadway Street work Broadway Street in Davisburg between Tindall and Eaton roads may be closed on Wednesday, May 18. During the closure, Diforce Emergency Services will be using a crane to install a manufactured home. Detour route is Eaton Road to Rattalee Lake Road to Tindall Road back to Broadway, and vice versa, according to […]

City DPW bids DOA

City DPW bids DOA

Residents fill city hall for the special meeting on DPW expansion bids. Photo by Phil Custodio Bids come in too high for city council support City hall was standing room only, including the side hallway leading to the exit as city council discussed four bids to build a three-bay addition to the north side of […]

Brady Lodge renovations continue

A couple weeks ago, the old bell at Brady Lodge, located in Bay Court Park off Andersonville Road, was hung once again in the tower. “Structurally there was some rotting wood and missing support pieces,” Independence Township Treasurer Paul Brown said. “A bad storm could have blown that thing right off and killed somebody.” The […]

Kid fun at Clintonwood

Kid fun at Clintonwood

An overcast sky and on-and-off rain drops didn’t keep the large crowd from a day of fun at Clintonwood Park last Saturday. Parent along with their little ones enjoyed the Ryan Kennedy Kids Day at the Park put on by Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors. It included the popular Kid’s Only Garage Sale, variety […]