Public Notice: Van Norman Lake Improvement Board meeting

LEGAL NOTICE Van Norman Lake Improvement Board Oakland County, Michigan HEARING OF PRACTICABILITY AND HEARING OF ASSESSMENT TAKE NOTICE that the Van Norman Lake Improvement Board will hold an online public hearing at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to determine the practicability of a five-year improvement project for Van Norman Lake. The lake […]

Local hockey star enjoying puck life in British Columbia

Local hockey star enjoying puck life in British Columbia

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor After Tim Washe graduated from Brother Rice High School in 2019, the Clarkston native found himself heading to Nanaimo, British Columbia, to play junior hockey for the Nanaimo Clippers. He had played the previous five seasons for the Victory Honda AAA organization, even committing to NCAA Division I Western […]

Genealogy meeting set for Sept. 17

The Clarkston Genealogy Society is starting off its year with a speaker on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. with an online meeting. The meeting is open to the community. Kris Rzepczynski, senior archivist for the Michigan History Center in Lansing, will be the speaker. Rzepczynski’s presentation will be on the Michigan Archives and the […]

New ambulance station in township

New ambulance station in township

A building on Maybee Road is vacant no more. Medstar, Michigan’s most integrated EMS and mobile healthcare provider, has opened a new station in Independence Township. “We chose this location because it allows us to serve several northern Oakland County communities and healthcare facilities,” said Kevin Wilkinson, Medstar vice president of clinical and educational services. […]

Assault and battery

On September 7, in the 10000 block of Horseshoe Circle, two females, a 31-year-old from Independence Township and a 19-year-old from Lapeer, were in an altercation. The Lapeer woman scratched the victim’s arm and then punched her in the shoulder/chest area after an argument. Officers arrived on scene and issued a ticket for assault and […]

Vehicle fire; no one injured

No injuries were reported when a van caught fire, September 1, at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Maybee Road.  “The exact cause is unknown, but not believed to be suspicious,” said Independence Township Substation Commander Lt. Todd Hill.

‘Drugs have no boundaries’

Three men from Oakland County, including one from Clarkston, are facing drug and weapons charges after police raided an illegal rave club and a house in Pontiac on August 27. The Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team launched an investigation into a residence on Dakota Street in Pontiac, which led to a search warrant where police […]

Responding to outdoor seating, parking

Responding to outdoor seating, parking

In response to The Clarkston News’ story “Honcho changes outdoor configuration,” which ran in the September 2, 2020, issue, readers commented on the development on the newspaper’s Facebook page. “After years of complaints about the lack of handicap parking, they finally added two handicap spots on Church Street adjacent to Honcho’s a year or so […]

New dry cleaning business proposed for Independence

The Independence Township Planning Commission meeting this Thursday, Sept. 10, will have on its agenda a proposal and public hearing for a new dry cleaning business in Independence Township. James Frejat, the petitioner, is looking to open the business at 5905 Waldon Road, a 1.5-acre lot that was purchased for $240,000 on August 11, 2020, […]

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