Wayne Allen HOCKIN

HOCKIN, Wayne Allen, of Davisburg; March 18, 2020; age 67. He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Emma Hockin; father of Tammy Marlow; proud grandpa of Roxanne and Jessica; great grandpa of one; brother of Richard Hockin of Raymond, MS, Diane Hockin of Waterford, MI, Dale (Deborah) Hockin of Waterford, MI. Wayne […]

Raymond Mitchell SMIECINSKI

SMIECINSKI, Raymond Mitchell “Ray” of Waterford; passed away March 18, 2020; age 83.  Beloved husband of Audrey for 64 years.  Loving father of Theresa (Larry) Lewiston, Michelle Stock and Martin Smiecinski.  Proud grandpa of Shawn, Ryan, Nicholas, Steven, Mitchell and Adam.  Great grandpa of Kaylee Rose.  Dear brother of Richard (Carol) Smiecinski and Carol (Corky) […]

Springfield center closed

All Springfield Township administration, building, Parks and Recreation, and library facilities at the Civic Center, 12000 Davisburg Road, will be closed through Sunday, April 5. The Springfield Township Fire Department remains open and available. Township staff may be available in person by appointment if no other options are available for the provision of an essential […]

Government services offered online, phone

City of the Village of Clarkston offices will only be open for phone, mail, and email business during the COVID-19 crisis. Use the 24-hour drop-box at city hall, 375 Depot Road, to make payments or drop off paperwork. City meetings will only be held when absolutely required, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. Call the city […]

Temp jobs at Neiman’s during crisis

Fresh supplies are arriving daily at local grocery stores and going out just as fast, said Nate Neiman of Neiman’s Family Market in Clarkston. “The weekend was crazy,” Neiman said. “Kudos to the staff. They’re working 24/7 to get the product out.” Neiman’s is reaching out to area workers affected by the government-ordered shutdowns, especially […]

Election results

Residents voted, March 10, to renew the County Art Institute Authority Millage, which supports the Detroit Institute of Arts, with 75.73 percent voting “yes.” In the City of the Village of Clarkston, 39.47 percent of registered voters cast ballots, 240 voting “yes” and 87, “no.” In Independence Township were 6,611 “yes” votes, 63.5 percent; and […]

Emergency manager

With COVID-19, like all emergencies, the Independence Township fire chief has authority to make emergency purchases above what the township purchasing policy allows to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the community. However, overall management and control for the township remains with the Board of Trustees and management team currently in place, said township […]

Election, 5-5-20

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE ELECTION COMMISSION COUNTY OF OAKLAND, STATE OF MICHIGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST OF VOTING EQUIPMENT FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION Tuesday, May 5, 2020 To the qualified electors of the Charter Township of Independence, County of Oakland, State of Michigan: Notice is hereby given that a Public Accuracy Test for the […]

ZBA, 4-8-20

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME:Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. LOCATION:Independence Township Hall      6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES ROLL CALL: REVIEW OF AGENDA: Agenda additions or deletions require a majority vote of Board […]

Boiling it down

Boiling it down

Dale Bond gives U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, her husband David Moore, and friends some tips on the fine craft of making maple syrup on his custom-made cooker. For decades, Bond has been harvesting maple sap from his sugar bush on his 50-acre farm on Allen Road. Photo provided