Lifetime racer

Gary Morgan of Clarkston is a lifelong world competitive runner and race walker. Morgan ran on the high school cross country team, and started competitive race-walking at age 15 at an Amateur Athletic Union event. He added climbing expeditions and has been competing or pacing distance events ever since, from Africa to Antarctica. He was […]

New music videos at Clarkston Idol

The Clarkston A Cappella program will unveil their first professionally produced music videos this Saturday, at Clarkston Idol. The videos by Detroit Voice and Clarkston Synergy were recorded professionally and then shot at Camp A Cappella this past summer in Ohio. The videos, “Karmastition” by Detroit Voice, originally by Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder, and […]

Activist looks at dark side of 5G promise

Activist looks at dark side of 5G promise

Nick Sioma takes a reading of his cell phone tranmissions with his EMF meter. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Last year about mid March, Nick Sioma, 39, of Independence Township was just back from working in Hawaii and staying with his parents when he went outside for a cigarette. “It […]

New buses

New buses

From left, Derek Smith, Independence Township Parks, Recreation, and Seniors director; Barbara Rollin, seniors supervisor; Jerry Ellis, driver; Theresa Gordon, parks and rec; and Madonna Van Fossen, SMART Oakland County Ombudsman worked to update the township bus fleet. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Folks needing a ride to the doctor’s or for shopping have […]


MASON, JOAN MARIE of Clarkston, passed away Friday January 4, 2018 at 88 years of age. Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Milford. Loving Mother of Michael (Chris) Mason, Gordon (Nancy) Mason, Gary (Debby) Mason and Marcia (Bruce) Mercado; cherished Grandmother and Great Grandmother of many. Joan was devoted to her […]

Technology answers

This Saturday, Jan. 5, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., the Clarkston Independence District Library will host a Technology Question & Answer program. Bring your electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. and ask any questions to learn how to use the devices more effectively. They can also learn advanced tips and tricks to get the most […]

Victoria Sue FIFE-GREENE

FIFE-GREENE, Victoria Sue; lifetime Clarkston resident; passed away Dec. 27, 2018; age 71; loving Mother of Nikole (Ryan) Moore; devoted Gigi of Nik, Griffin, Katie, Emerson & Cullen; dear Sister of Dan (Jan) Fife & Judith Murray; preceded in death by her son Matthew Victor Greene & her parents Julia & Victor Fife. Memorial Service […]

Ind Twp Board schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2019 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE 6:00 PM – Township Hall Meeting Room 6483 Waldon Center Drive – Clarkston, Michigan 48346 (248) 625-5111 DAY MEETING DATES Tuesday January 8 & 22 Tuesday February 5 & 19 Tuesday March 5 & 19 Tuesday April 9 & 23 Tuesday May […]

City Council 11-12-18

CITY OF THE VILLAGE OF CLARKSTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 11 12 2018 MINUTES Call to Order at 7:00 PM. Swearing in of the new Mayor and Council Members, Welcome Mayor Eric Haven, and Council Members Al Avery, Rick Detkowski, David Marsh, and Sue Wylie. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call: Mayor Haven, Avery, Detkowski, […]

Master Plan public meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF THE VILLAGE OF CLARKSTON CLARKSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6600 WALDON RD. CLARKSTON, MI 48346 PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Clarkston will hold a public hearing on the Master Plan update. The Hearing will be held on Monday January 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Clarkston United […]