Skateboarder struck on M-15

A 14-year-old Independence Township boy was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle on M-15, 5:25 p.m., April 20. Investigation showed the boy skateboarded out onto Main Street west of Middle Lake Road without looking. The vehicle, driven by a 32-year-old Waterford Township woman, was unable to stop and struck the skateboarder. The speed limit […]

News in Brief

Rummage sale The Clarkston American Legion Post 63 Auxiliary and Legionnaires are hosting their annual Rummage Sale during the M-15 Heritage Route Garage Sales, Friday, May 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. All proceeds are used to support veterans’ programs. Donation receipts are available upon request. Donations can be […]

A shower of support

A shower of support

  Last week many in the community were shocked and saddened when they learned news that little Beck James Myers, 4, of Clarkston passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 10, 2016. And, in the days that followed the sad news, friends and relations gathered around the Ben and Vanessa Myers family, physically, emotionally and financially. […]

Residents split on school bond

Residents split on school bond

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston school district resident Allen Lowe, the school board’s decision to move forward with a $75 million “no millage increase” bond is frustrating. “I’m disappointed to see here that a lot of us were right – for what you were asking for (in 2012), you needed about […]

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education honored young artists with Student Recognition Awards in Performing Arts and Visual Arts, April 15. “I really admire you for all the imagination and all the time you spend on your craft,” said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The skills you learn will help you academically and in life.” State Rep. […]

Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash

John J. Cox, a 55-year-old Independence Township man, was killed when his 2013 Harley-Davidson XL883N motorcycle, crossed the center line and hit a westbound 2007 GMC Acadia, east on Clarkston Road near Lakeview Drive at 3:45 p.m., April 16. The driver of the GMC, a 30-year-old Flushing woman, was wearing a seatbelt and her 1-year-old […]

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago – 2001 “Planning commission oks Liberty Golf and Banquet” The final site plan approval was given to Liberty Golf and Banquet for a clubhouse facility with pro shop and restaurant on Maybee Road with a 4-0 vote from the Independence Township Planning Commission. “Clarkston seniors get computer savvy” It was a digital […]

Township divides retirement account with library

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer While cleaning up accounting snafus from the past, Independence Township officials discovered approximately $950,000 in a retirement fund account for employees of the prior Independence Township Library. During the transition into the Clarkston Independence District Library in 2012, the legal agreement between the township and the City of […]

City hall, DPW site plan OK’d

City hall, DPW site plan OK’d

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor An estimated $400,000 DPW and city hall expansion project is out for bids after city council approved its site plan. Council voted 4-3, Mayor Joe Luginski, and council members Michael Sabol, Eric Haven, and Sharron Catallo voting in favor, and Council members David Marsh, Al Avery, and Jason Kneisc […]

Council nixes permit plan

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council rejected a proposal by City Manager Carol Eberhardt to extend special-event permit requirements to private property. “I think it’s too much,” said Mayor Joe Luginski at the April 11 meeting. “I host a Christmas party at my house every year for the historical society. Would I need […]