Township seeks millions in state grants for Bay Court Park

Township seeks millions in  state grants for Bay Court Park

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township applied for almost $5 million in state grants this year, but with strings attached. In order to improve its chances of approval, the township purchased 2.07 acres on Parview Drive for $110,000. The property, which will be used as a pedestrian entrance to the Bay Court […]

DTE closes 2019 season with Aldean two-nighter

DTE closes 2019 season with Aldean two-nighter

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer When Jason Aldean took the DTE Energy Music Theatre stage on Sept. 28 – not that he needed more cheers from the raucous fans – he did so in a Bob Seger T-shirt. And for an hour and a half, the country music superstar kept all his fans […]

Community support after family tragedy

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer School, church, and community gathered to offer comfort and support as the tragic news of a classmate’s suicide spread last week. Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul and a support team of counselors stayed in close contact with the Oakland County Crisis Response Team and put a plan […]

Army surprise for Clarkston bros

Army surprise for Clarkston bros

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a whirlwind 24 hours for Gage Stamper. The 2018 Clarkston High School graduate and paratrooper private in the United States Army returned home for the first time in nearly a year on Sept. 26 and surprised his brothers at Clarkston Junior High. “It took a lot, […]

Dozens of restaurants at Taste

Dozens of restaurants at Taste

More than 25 local restaurants presented samples of their most loved menu choices on a soggy Main Street, Sept. 29, during Taste of Clarkston. This event also featured two KidZone areas and two live music stages, featuring Adam Plomaritas, Deported from Cozumel, Tasha Lord Trio, and Kapow!  

Fill The Boot success

Fill The Boot success

Independence Township firefighter Nick Wilson collects donations at Main and Washington streets, Sept. 30, during the second annual Fill The Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The firefighters raised $3,977.43, almost enough to send two kids to camp this year. “We really appreciate the support from the residents and visitors to Clarkston and Independence […]

Residents fight LED sign at new market

Residents fight LED sign at new market

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Several township residents voiced their opinions against a proposed LED sign at the new Alex’s Market and Grill, or anywhere else in the township. No resident who spoke at the Sept. 24 Board of Trustees was in favor of the LED sign at Alex’s Market, located at Andersonville […]

Rockin’ at DTE

Rockin’ at DTE

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer As temperatures began to dwindle into September, Kid Rock kept the summer heat going at DTE Energy Music Theatre with four concerts on Sept. 6-7 and 13-14. As has become the norm, the shows were packed all the way around – from the pavilion into the lawn, and […]

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