Marlene R. Sewick

Marlene R. Sewick of Commerce Township, passed away June 28, 2017 at 79 years of age.  Beloved sister of Alice Jean Dingman, Terry Beagle, Randy Beagle and Rae Lee Baxter.  Loving aunt of Brad Dingman, Michael Authier, Sheila Gibson, Kristopher Beagle, Kristina Beagle and Richard Baxter.  Preceded in death by her parents, John Sewick, Blanch and Howard Beagle; brother’s Ronald […]

Harold B. CHAVEY

CHAVEY, Harold B. “Hal”.  It is with both sadness and joy that his family say goodbye, yet celebrate the life of a kind and loving man, a Christian, and a life well lived.  At the age of 88, Hal passed after a short battle with heart disease, peacefully and comfortably on June 27th, 2017 with […]

Ind. Twp. Board, 6-20-17

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE June 20, 2017 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:00 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Brown, Aliaga, Loughrin, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: Pallotta […]

Double the gold

Double the gold

Remnants of Tropical Storm Sandy soaked the Clarkston area last week, but on the other hand – rainbows. A double rainbow graced downtown on June 19, in an image captured by Dan Dubeck. Photo provided

Community donations from yoga

Clarkston Hot Yoga, owned by Susan and Dan Stencil, donated $1,000 each to Clarkston SCAMP and Blessings in Backpack. The donations came from Sunday night Yin Yoga donation classes taught by Kathy Noble of Clarkston. The class is every Sunday night at the studio, 5678 Sashabaw Road, and all are welcome to attend. Call 248-620-7101.

Beaumont property up for sale

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Beaumont Hospitals had high hopes in 2005 for 63 acres in Independence Township, but dashed by 12 years and a recession, they are now offering it for sale. William Beaumont Health System in partnership with Insite Commercial are selling the mixed-development site at the northwest corner of I-75 and […]

Budget OK’d

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2017-2018 city budget, but council members weren’t happy about changes made to it. A total of $16,380 in additional spending was added to the $878,913 budget since its June 12 presentation. “I think people need to know you can’t change these […]

News in Brief

Radio for firefighters The Independence Township Fire Department was approved to purchase five new portable radios by the Independence Township Board, June 20, for the cost of $16,585.20. The purchase will provide radios for each firefighter with emergency buttons allowing other firefighters to know who’s in danger and check where they were assigned. The Township […]

County fair opens next week

The Oakland County Fair returns to Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, July 7-16. “The Oakland County Fair celebrates Oakland County’s rural agricultural heritage and gives kids the chance to see farm animals up close,” said Oakland County Parks Executive Officer Dan Stencil of Clarkston. “There is something for everyone, from exotic animals and […]