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 […]

Special meeting on expansion bids

An expanded city hall and DPW garage may be on order next week after a special meeting on Monday. Bids are due this week on the three-bay, 2,000-square-foot addition to the north side of city hall in Depot Park. The project is estimated at $335,785, about $440,000 with interest. City Council voted unanimously at its […]

Emerald achievement for Independence El

Emerald achievement for Independence El

Independence Elementary students Payton McCracken, Christopher Bidinger, and Josiah Lipke, and parent volunteer Camila Duarte, helped the school achieve Emerald Status this year. Photo by Phil Custodio Independence Elementary earned Evergreen Status for students’ green initiatives this year. The award is the highest in Oakland Schools’ Michigan Green Schools Program. “I’m very proud of them, […]

News in Brief

Poetry slam Poets will take the stage in the Clarkston High School auditorium for the 10th Annual Poetry Slam, Friday, May 13. The 23 poets represent all grade levels at the high school, including an alumni, Trevor Torres. This year, poets were selected based on video submissions and printed copies of their poems to evaluate […]

Surviving with help from friends

Surviving with help from friends

Amy Eiden, with her loyal dog Maggie. Photo by Phil Custodio Amy Eiden of Springfield Township has walked at Clarkston’s Relay for Life for years, supporting her friend Teresa Wynn’s team. On Saturday, May 14, walkers will hit the track at Clarkston Junior High School for her, as well as everyone else affected by cancer. […]

Felony charge for combative biker

Felony charge for combative biker

Two state troopers restrain the suspect on Washington Street. Photos by Phil Custodio   A 32-year-old Springfield Township man faces a felony charge of resisting arrest, assault, and obstructing police after a low-speed chase through Clarkston, April 27. The bicyclist was charged after elbowing a Michigan State Police officer in the head during a traffic […]