Independence Twp.

STATE OF MICHIGAN COUNTY OF OAKLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE AVINGTON PARK CONDOMINUIM SUBDIVISION PRIVATE ROAD IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Charter Township of Independence (“Township”) has received a petition requesting a special assessment district for improvements to the following private roads in the Avington Park Condominium Subdivision in the Township: Avington […]

News in Brief

Broadway Street work Broadway Street in Davisburg between Tindall and Eaton roads may be closed on Wednesday, May 18. During the closure, Diforce Emergency Services will be using a crane to install a manufactured home. Detour route is Eaton Road to Rattalee Lake Road to Tindall Road back to Broadway, and vice versa, according to […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Once more into the breach

One more weekend of me playing a ghost-hunting 12th century Danish soldier in a 20th century U.S. Army uniform, in Clarkston Village Players’ comedy production of Hamlet II. My has the time flied. My first time performing in any theater production, I still get nervous before each show, waiting in the wings in the dark […]

City DPW bids DOA

City DPW bids DOA

Residents fill city hall for the special meeting on DPW expansion bids. Photo by Phil Custodio Bids come in too high for city council support City hall was standing room only, including the side hallway leading to the exit as city council discussed four bids to build a three-bay addition to the north side of […]


DONDANVILLE, John; of Clarkston, MI; formerly of Springfield, IL; May 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with lung cancer; age 58; husband of Janet (Frank) for 33 years; father of Chris, Matt & Peter; son of Lee & Ann; son in law of Fred & Eleanor Frank; brother of Mary (Tom) Rooney, Patty (Jim) Berman, […]

Marjorie A. REUTER

REUTER, Marjorie A. of Frankenmuth, formerly of Oakland County; May 11, 2016; age 85; preceded in death by her husband Lawrence “Larry”; mother of Lawrence “Bill” (Deborah) Reuter and Pamela (Connie) Reuter; grandmother of Leigh (Mike) Weiss and Kristie (Christopher) Cutway; great grandmother of McKenzie Nadeau, Madelyn and Katelyn Weiss, Reese Cutway and Meghan Weiss; […]

Winston C. Farmer Jr.

Winston C. Farmer Jr., age 76 of Holly, died Sun. May 8, 2016. Military honors, committal services, and inurnment will be held at 2:00 PM Tues. May 17, 2016 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Mr. Farmer was born in Lynchburg, VA on June 17, 1939 to Winston Sr. and Grace Kathryn (Drinkard) Farmer. He […]

Special meeting on expansion bids

An expanded city hall and DPW garage may be on order next week after a special meeting on Monday. Bids are due this week on the three-bay, 2,000-square-foot addition to the north side of city hall in Depot Park. The project is estimated at $335,785, about $440,000 with interest. City Council voted unanimously at its […]

Emerald achievement for Independence El

Emerald achievement for Independence El

Independence Elementary students Payton McCracken, Christopher Bidinger, and Josiah Lipke, and parent volunteer Camila Duarte, helped the school achieve Emerald Status this year. Photo by Phil Custodio Independence Elementary earned Evergreen Status for students’ green initiatives this year. The award is the highest in Oakland Schools’ Michigan Green Schools Program. “I’m very proud of them, […]

Students honored for citizenship

Clarkston Area Optimists Club honored Outstanding Student Citizens from Bailey Lake and North Sashabaw elementary schools, April 27, at Clarkston United Methodist Church. “This is something I’m really excited to be a part of, something I look forward to every year,” said Bailey Lake Principal Glenn Gualtieri, who honored fifth grader Aaron Ludwig with the award […]