Independence Township, 3-21-17

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That at a regular meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees held on March 21, 2017, the Township Board approved a Second Reading of the Alex’s Market Planned Unit Development rezoning request and amendment to the to the Township’s Zoning Ordinance for the purpose […]

Independence Township Board, 3-21-17

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE March 21, 2017 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:10 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given. C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Loughrin, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: […]

Destination Imagination teams head to finals

Clarkston’s Destination Imagination teams will compete in the State Finals at Central Michigan University on April 8. They achieved record-breaking results March 11 during the Regional Tournament at Waterford Mott High School. All six of Clarkston’s 3-12 grade teams qualified for the DI State Finals Tournament, a first for the program. CCS was also proud […]

Community puts on parade for champs

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Once the Clarkston Wolves had their state trophy in hand, community leaders sprang into action to organize a parade for the team in less than half a week. Festivities are set to begin at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 29, at Depot Park with a pep rally. The parade […]

Revival restaurant opening

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dan Nestorovski , owner of Pizza Dolce in Independence Township, is expanding with a new restaurant off Dixie Highway. His new Revival Eatery restaurant will feature the culinary talents of Chef Chad Barrett and Chef Matt Bray, Clarkston High School class of 2003 graduate. Nestorovski opened Pizza Dolce at […]

Power of optimism

Power of optimism

Clarkston Optimist Club Essay Contest winners, from left, Jack Gibbs, Gold; Grace Nolan, Silver; and Nathan Zimmer, Bronze. Photo by Phil Custodio Three student writers earned honors and cash prizes in the Clarkston Area Optimists Club Essay Contest. Topic for the 700-800 word essays was “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges.” The winners were invited […]

Parade for victorious Wolves

Parade for victorious Wolves

The Clarkston Wolves won their state championship, and the town is throwing a parade in their honor. It’ll start at Depot Park at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, marching up Holcomb, to Washington, to the alley behind The Clarkston News and Rudy’s buildings, and finishing back at the park. The event starts with […]


GLAVACH, Sally M. of Clarkston; March 23, 2017; age 92.  Preceded in death by her husband Dominick and brother John Klyder.  Adoring mother of Cindy (Chris) Bridgeman, Linda Millmine and David Glavach; cherished grandmother of Andy (Amber) Bridgeman, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Heath, Brian (Sherri) Bridgeman, Dominick (Colleen) Heath, Ashley Glavach, Adam Glavach and Amber Glavach;  proud […]


AZBELL, Gary L. of Clarkston; March 22, 2017; age 69. Preceded in death by his wife Christine, brother Michael and dog Casey.  Loving father of Shane (Brandin) Azbell, Sarah-Jane (Mark) Jankovich, Brad (Michele) Eickhorst and Angela (Christopher) Dodman; proud grandfather of Zachary, Zoey, Angelina, Ella, Lanny, Sydney, Daisy, Daphne and Milo; dear brother of Susan […]

Duane P. BILLS Jr.

BILLS, Duane P. Jr. of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord March 22, 2017; age 64.  Beloved husband of Aletha for 42 years; loving father of Duane, Doug, Derrick (Katelyn), Krista (Trent) Clark, Darin (Kelly) and the late Dale (Kristy) Bills; son of Duane and Dee Bills; proud “Pa Pa” of Dakota, Dalton, Drew, […]