Ind Twp Board, 1-9-18

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE January 9, 2018 A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 PM at Independence Township Hall. The Pledge of Allegiance was given ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: Loughrin There was a quorum […]


KLOPMAN, Blanche, of Goodrich formerly of Pontiac, January 16, 2018; age 94; preceded in death by her husband Henry and her brothers Harry and James; Mother of Carol Ferguson and Michael (Susan) Klopman; grandmother of 3; great grandmother of 3; Blanche was proud of being a Gray Lady.   Rosary Service Friday 5 pm  at Lewis E. Wint and Son […]

Friends fight to help fellow grad get around

Friends fight to help fellow grad get around

Dave Muhleck is helping to lead an effort to get former classmate David Watson a new mobility van. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston grads are calling on friends and neighbors to help a former school mate. “We’re from Clarkston,we know people from Clarkston. Why not appeal to the Clarkston community to […]

$11,000 donated for Deputy Overall’s family

Residents and businesses donated $11,000 for the family of Deputy Eric Overall and another $2,000 for blue lights for the community in Mayor Steve Percival’s donation drive last month. Percival presented the donations to Sonja Overall, Eric’s wife, at the Clarkston Union restaurant, Jan. 10. They were joined by Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle, Trustee […]

Kiosk contractor OK’d

City Council voted 6-1 to award the bid for a paid-parking kiosk for the Main and Washington street lot to Traffic and Safety Control Systems of Wixom for a total of $10,350. Bids were also received from IPS Group of California for $8,170, and Light and Breuning of Indiana for $11,095. The Wixom company offered […]

Council passes on downtown parking proposals

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council tabled a list of parking proposals for E. Washington Street, east of Buffalo in downtown Clarkston. “We’re trying to find some sort of happy balance,” said Council member Rick Detkowski, who made a motion to approve the recommendations at the Jan. 8 meeting. “In its present state, […]

Committee to review city attorney contract

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted 6-1 to create a committee to review and create a contract for the city attorney. “I’m not happy with the city’s representation mainly because of the FOIA lawsuit,” said Council member Sue Wylie, referring to resident Sue Bisio’s case against the city regarding a Freedom […]

Lucia Vander Velde Wilford, 99

Lucia Vander Velde Wilford, a former resident of North Main Street, Clarkston passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 7, 45 days shy of her 100th birthday. Born in Grand Rapids on Feb. 21, 1918, to A. W. and Hanny Vander Velde, she and her family moved to Royal Oak when she […]

Suspect in local bank robbery arrested

A 40-year-old Flint woman arrested for a bank robbery in the 4000 block of S. Baldwin Road, 10:07 a.m., Jan. 13, is a suspect in a Nov. 20 bank robbery in Independence Township. An employee of the S. Baldwin Road bank called 9-1-1 to report the robbery, and said a female suspect took with her […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Teachable moment?

Principal Gary Kaul described perfectly the circumstances behind Dr. Rod Rock’s decision to resign as superintendent. It’s a betrayal. He chose to engage in whatever happened in this “inappropriate” relationship with a former Clarkston High School student, over and despite his obligations as superintendent which he knew so well. It seems to be very inexplicable, […]