Lion in the street

Lion in the street

Clarkston Area Lions Club member Joel DeLong collects a donation from a passing driver during the club’s annual White Cane Week, last Friday. Donations support the Clarkston Independence District Library with reading facilities and materials for the sight impaired, Clarkston Lighthouse, O.A.T.S., vision screening for pre-school children, and other community projects. Check for more […]

Clean water for everyone

International water experts converged on Clarkston for A Vision for Clean Water conference and workshops, April 27-30 at Colombiere Center in Springfield Township. They shared information and learned about the latest in filter technology for people without access to clean water in developing countries, said David Weatherill, international technical advisor with CAWST, Centre for Affordable […]

Lecture series lets learning continue

For Don and Margie Arsen of Independence Township, the speakers at Oakland Town Hall continue their education. “The speakers are stimulating. They come in and tell very interesting stories,” Margie said. “I like the food,” Don said. Memorable speakers over the years include a generational expert and a television news reporter. “It was nice to […]

Michael Clifton Allingham

Michael Clifton Allingham age 74 of Clarkston, MI passed away November 13, 2016 in Orlando, FL.  A memorial service will be held on May 5, 2017 at 10:15 at Great Lakes National Cemetery 4200 Belford Rd. Holly, MI 48442. Michael was born November 13, 1942 in Detroit, MI.  He graduated in 1965 from Redford High […]

Walter Dean Noon

Walter Dean Noon of Clarkston passed away on April 29, 2017, at the age of 86.  Beloved Husband of Lois Harmon Noon& the late Sally Ann Jones Noon; loving Father of Valerie (Jim) Holmes and Curtis Noon; loving Step-Father of Bradford  (Rebecca) Harmon and Kelsey (Bill)Yates; proud and loving Grandfather of C.J. Noon, Carson Noon, Blake Harmon, Will Yates, Kayleigh Yates and Daniel  Yates. […]


CIESLOWSKI (PICKELHAUPT), Sandy; of Farmington Hills; formerly of St Clair; April 28, 2017; age 61; wife of Larry for 11 years; mother of Shana Knight & Jori (Jason) Thornton; Busia of Everleigh; sister of Lee (Maggie) Pickelhaupt, Diane (Jim) Schneider, Ava Gotautas, Neil (Debbie) Pickelhaupt; preceded in death by parents Andy & Mary; Funeral Service […]


FORSTER, Jerome F. “Jerry”; of Clarkston formerly of Royal Oak; April 27, 2017; age 69; husband of Janice (nee Simmons) for 47 years; father of Amy (Sean) Vine, Holly (Matt) Parry, Nancy, Daniel & Jessica Forster; grandpa of Noah, Christian, Gabe, Caleb, Liberty, Miley & Ike; brother of Bob, John, Bill, Mike, Mary, Sally, Jim, […]

Ind. Twp. water quality

Independence Township’s Consumer Confidence Report with the 2016 Water Quality Results is available online and can be viewed on the township’s website. You can also pick up the report at the Department of Public Works, 6050 Flemings Lake Road. Normal business hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Barb Pallotta, Clerk Charter […]

Ind. Twp. Board, 4-18-17

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE April 18, 2017 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:02 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by 11th grade student of Friends Interested in Sharing High School, Marianna […]

Hydrant flushing, 5-8-17

Independence Township will be conducting hydrant flushing on the Hillview Estate’s water system on Monday, May 8, 2017. This work will be performed between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Customers may experience some discolored water. Please run cold water to clear your lines and avoid doing laundry until the water is clear. […]