Public Notice: Independence Township Planning Commission Public Hearing, April 11, 2024

Please take notice that the Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering a Special Land Use. The meeting will be via Microsoft Teams online and at Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston MI,48346. […]

Beverly J. Zink, 82

Beverly J. Zink, 82

Beverly J. Zink Of Clarkston; passed away on March 20, 2024; age 82. Preceded in death by her beloved husband James E. of 52 years, her son Larry (Jenny) Zink, her sister, MariAnn Staley and brother-in-law, Tom (Carol) Zink. Loving mother of Karen Miller. Loved aunt of Jeriann (Mark) Blackett, Keith Staley and Bob (Cindy) […]

David Lee Brown, 74

David Lee Brown, 74

David Lee; of Clarkston; formerly of Jennie, Arkansas, born November 7, 1949, passed away March 13, 2024; age 74;  husband of Melanie for 51 yrs.; father of Angelic (Eric) Tompkin, Adrienne Brown & Theron (Megan) Brown; “Papa Brown” of Deacon Bochenek, Zoey Brown-Larson and Xyla Brown-Larson; brother of Edna Armour, James Love & Idella Brown; […]

CAYA kicks off Pinwheels for Prevention Program with community leaders

CAYA kicks off Pinwheels for Prevention Program with community leaders

Community leaders throughout Independence Township gathered at the Clarkston Community Schools Administration building where they kicked off the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance’s annual Pinwheels for Prevention program. Photo by Megan Kelley. By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE — Last Thursday, community members, leaders and volunteers gathered at the Clarkston Community Schools Administration building for the Clarkston […]

CCS re-ups on open enrollment programs

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE — The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 in favor of continuing the district’s open enrollment program at a number of levels at its last regularly scheduled meeting on March 11. Treasurer Stefanie Crane was absent from the meeting.The motion included no changes to the number of students […]

Board of Education approves bid awards for bond projects

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE — At its meeting on March 11, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved several bids for ongoing bond projects throughout the district.First up was a bid award for audio visual equipment in elementary school gymnasiums.The project includes the installation of a projector, sound and bluetooth access.The board voted […]

City Council holds public hearing on Depot Park improvements

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comCLARKSTON — During its meeting on March 11, the Clarkston City Council held a public hearing to gauge the public on their thoughts on potential additions or changes in Depot Park.The Clarkston Area Optimist Club has been strong supporters of Depot Park, donating money to improvements and additions throughout the years.“If […]

Area land conservancy seeks new leader, current executive director to retire in spring

By Larry KodoskySpecial to the Clarkston NewsBlue Heron Headwaters Conservancy (BHHC) seeks a new Executive Director. The BHHC originated in 1972 as the nonprofit Independence Township Land Trust, one of the first land conservancies in Michigan. As the organization’s scope and service area expanded, it changed names to the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy in […]

Township gravel purchase raises road maintenance questions

Now that the township has taken upon itself to provide more tax dollars to re-gravel and maintain residential gravel roads within the township, many area residents will want more information about how township trustees developed an equitable, strategic plan for selecting the specific roads to be enhanced and how they were selected for funding. (“Independence […]

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