Inspiration with Red Wings

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary students learned about healthy living, the importance of education, and respect from the Detroit Red Wings event marketing team during an assembly. “We go to 115 schools a year, delivering an assembly where we talk about education, the importance of living healthy by eating right […]

Broncos run through color

Broncos run through color

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Elementary students raised money for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) funded events at their annual fun run held Sep. 29. The school decided to switch it up this year and put on a color run for the kids. Parent volunteers threw blue, purple, green, orange and […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Farewell to Palace

Though I’m sure many Clarkstonites grew up with Pine Knob/DTE as their primary music theater, I grew up closer to The Palace. I attended my first concert there (Britney Spears) as a child and I’ve recently attended the last concert at The Palace, Bob Seger on Sept. 23. He gave quite a performance, playing all […]

Hearing for beleaguered Bailey House

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The future of the historic Bailey House is still uncertain, but the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously, Oct. 4, to not move forward with demolition at this time. They want to hear a plan to save the house, presented by Clarkston resident Sam Moraco and […]

Brady Lodge back in business after renovation

Brady Lodge back in business after renovation

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer After several years of renovation work, Bay Court Parks’ Brady Lodge held its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday, Oct. 5. “It turned out better than we could have possibly imagined. It came together very quickly this summer – asphalt, parking lots, new concrete paths, paint, electrical. […]

Leadership with Lions

Leadership with Lions

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Springfield Plains Elementary (SPE) students learned about leadership and leading a healthy lifestyle during an assembly with the Detroit Lions Football Education Division last week. “The Detroit Lions use their professional athletes as leaders and hope for our kids to model themselves after that leadership,” SPE Fifth Grade […]

Scores average in M-STEP

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer M-STEP and PSAT/SAT scores are back from tests last spring – Clarkston’s in the top third of all school districts in Oakland County, with Oakland the highest performing county in Michigan. Many scores are up compared to last year, but most remain in the 40-50 percent proficient ranges. […]

Grant for school milk coolers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools Meals Program was recently awarded a $9,300 grant from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) to purchase milk coolers. Springfield Plains Elementary Physical Education Teacher Tresa Reneaud wrote and submitted the grant to UDIM. “I saw that one for the food service and then […]

Spray park work

The Clintonwood Spray Park is currently undergoing renovations and is expected to be finished during late spring 2018. Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors Director Derek Smith presented the reconstruction plan to the township board , Sept. 19. It includes demolition of the current structure, concept and design of the new structure, purchasing new equipment […]

Township capital spending for 2018

The 2018 Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) and budgets for the water and sewer funds were presented at Independence Township’s Sept. 19 board meeting. Projections are in comparison to 2017. The requested CIP sewer budget for 2018 is $1,321,000 – $30,000 for sewer pump replacement, $80,000 for sewer I&I control, $20,000 for a generator replacement, $6,000 […]