Mountaineers succeed in competition

Giovanni Mastromatteo connected a 21-yard touchdown pass to Michael McGrath with 1:58 remaining in the game, giving the Clarkston Everest Collegiate Varsity Football team the lead over Maple City Glen Lake on Saturday. The Mountaineers held Glen Lake to four straight incomplete passes to win the game 19-14. Everest finished the first half behind 14-6, […]

Independence Township creates ‘Help’ line

COVID – 19 HELP LINES The on-going COVID – 19 pandemic and recent Stay at Home order by our Governor has everyone stressed out. Here’s a bit of information that hopefully will put you at ease. Of course, if you have a real emergency … dial 911. But if you’re scared and home alone during […]

Township offices closed

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE COVID-19 Precautionary Measures Townhall, Senior Center, DPW Closed to the Public Effective immediately, March 19, Independence Townhall, Senior Center and DPW will be closed to the public until April 6th in order to minimize the public’s and our employees’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Township employees will continue to be on-site […]

Three turnovers on Township Board

BY MATT MACKINDER & DON RUSH Three of the seven-member Independence Township Board have or will soon step down, leaving the board nearly half appointed a year and a half before the next election. Board Supervisor Pat Kittle will keep the township steady, though. “In light of the recent board turnover, I think it is […]

Breaking News: Davisburg Road closure

From the Road Commission of Oakland County Consumers Energy has closed the westbound passing lane (outside/right lane) of Davisburg Road at Ormond Road in Springfield Township for emergency gas main repairs. Davisburg Road remains open to two-way traffic; however, motorists traveling westbound can expect some delays. The repair work is expected to last through approximately […]

After heated discussions-Township approves revised ordinances

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Board voted 6-1 to approve second reading and adoption of its revised Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Code for Wetlands and Watercourses, June 19, over the objection of a few residents. Fred Daris, a Citizens Committee volunteer, said the proposed ordinance will fail because nobody […]

Driver charged

Robert Eckola, 52, faces criminal charges  for crashing a double-tandem gravel hauler into downtown Clarkston last Friday. Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the case on April 26, and issued an arrest warrant for reckless driving. Eckola was booked and released, April 26. Eckola, an Oxford resident, was arraigned on the reckless driving charge before Judge […]

Clarkston’s Gotta Have Art!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was tough call at The 10th Annual Imagine That! Teen Art Show on Wednesday night, March 22, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of vibrant, dramatic, and elaborate artwork filled the hallway of the Clarkston Independence District Library, created by teens from across the district. […]

Hot score for Independence!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Fire Department received their final overall report on Jan. 25 and their new PPC rating is at 3 for the township. “On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 is like golf, the low score is better,” said Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. “One demonstrates exemplary […]