Bronco bash for holidays

Bronco bash for holidays

From left, Ryan Merritt, Aiden Pagel, and Grayson Coe play a game of Taboo, all wearing mouthguards to make things interesting, during their holiday party at Independence Elementary, Dec. 21. Photo by Phil Custodio Snacks, games, and tons of party fun filled the halls of Independence Elementary, Dec. 21. While the merriment filled the school, […]

Author finds good in crisis

Author finds good in crisis

Author Lisa Sheldon’s book is filled with her drawings and lettering. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Lying in the hospital with an out-of-control thyroid at age 45, all Lisa Sheldon could think of was her family. “I thought I was leaving the planet,” said Sheldon, who is from Troy and […]

Taking a look back at the year 2017

As we prepare for 2018 to start, here’s a look back at the people, events, activities, successes, and losses of 2017. January 18 Jewelry Suspect Caught: The search ended for the Dec. 17 jewelry store armed robbery suspect Jimmie Walker Jr., 50, from Detroit. He was arrested in Hamtramck, and charged with 12 felonies and […]

Funds for senior buses

The Independence Township senior transportation system has $6,000 more, thanks to a reallocation of 2016 Community Development Block Grant funds by Clarkston City Council. The service is for those 55-years-old or older, and disabled adults 18-years-old and older, to get to medical appointments, shopping, employment, and the senior center, said Barbara Rollin, senior division supervisor […]

New computers

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Dec. 11, to approve an Information Technology Proposal from Oakland County. The plan includes six computers installed and configured by the Oakland County IT team with internet service, routers, and support, with firewall and antivirus protection. “We’ve been having computer problems in the office,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “We […]

First Black Belt at Clarkston school

Anna Lyscas of Clarkston earned a First Dan Black Belt from American Martial Arts Academy (AMAA), Dec. 19. This was the first Black Belt awarded at the Clarkston location. Lyscas is 11 years old and a student at Sashabaw Middle School. She has been learning karate since September 2012, and joined AMAA in December 2013. […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: So long ’17

This year went by fast, as usual. Parking was a big issue in downtown Clarkston at the beginning of the year and it still is now. There have been a few setbacks. I remember keeping a lookout daily for that parking kiosk to show up at Washington and Main every day in July, then in […]

Health care concerns for Congressman Bishop

Dear Editor, Our Representative Mike Bishop voted for a tax bill which eliminates the mandate to buy health insurance under ACA. This Republican tax bill will increase health insurance premiums for all of us, making healthcare less affordable and increasing the number of uninsured people. All of us will pay for healthcare for the uninsured, […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: A New Year – a new you!

The Christmas season is a unique time for a lot of reasons. I look forward to it every year with anticipation. It marks the end of one year and the beginning of another. For some, that is good news and for others, it brings a sigh of worried anxiety. I remember getting an “etch-a-sketch” one […]

Ind Twp Planning, 1-11-18

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING January 11, 2018 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. At Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston MI, 48347-0069, to consider the following: PC File # 2018-002 Petitioner: Independence […]