Optimists getting $25K refund from city

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor CLARKSTON — Last summer, the Clarkston Area Optimist Club donated $25,000 to the city’s Friends of Depot Park organization for improvements and additions to the downtown space.Last week, the city received a letter from Optimist Club President Deb Berry asking for the money to be returned.At the Feb. 12 council […]

Jazzin’ it up

Jazzin’ it up

Band instructor Justin Harris took the Clarkston High School Jazz Band and a smaller Jazz Combo group of CHS students to the 51st Annual Jazz Festival at the Central Michigan University School of Music Feb. 8-9. The CHS students were able to perform as well as listen to several other jazz bands from around the […]

Local youngster helping U.S. vets get service dogs

Local youngster helping U.S. vets get service dogs

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor CLARKSTON — Abbie Jones is only 12 years old, but the Clarkston resident has a maturity level way beyond her years.For Jones (pictured), the Department of Michigan American Legion Auxiliary honorary junior president, her job is to pick a project that helps veterans and raises money for a service project.She […]

E-filing

The 52nd District Court has launched its new e-filing system through MiFile for all civil cases.Civil files will largely become paperless, and all filings will be electronically submitted to the Court and accessed online.The 52nd District Court is one of the largest District Courts in Michigan, serving approximately 75% of Oakland County, with courthouses located […]

Investigation at Sashabaw site

Investigation at Sashabaw site

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor INDEPENDENCE TWP. — According to Supervisor Jose Aliaga, local residents have started to question the activities behind the Tim Horton’s on Sashabaw Road, north of I-75, known as Sashabaw Crossings West.Concerns have risen about whether the job site has been reactivated, or restarted, including land leveling concerns and potentially dangerous […]

New township logo, planning commission member approved

New township logo, planning commission member approved

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor INDEPENDENCE TWP. — The Independence Township Board of Trustees approved a new township logo at their regular meeting on Feb. 6.Kieley Hoppe and Al McWilliams from the Q+M marketing firm unveiled the logo at the meeting and explained how the logo came to be created.“You always want to start with […]

I-75 road work in northern Oakland County starting in March

OAKLAND COUNTY — Bridge and road work along I-75 in northern Oakland County is expected to resume in early March.The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing approximately $160 million to resurface and repair I-75 from M-15 (Ortonville Road) to the Oakland/Genesee county line. This project includes resurfacing I-75, repairing 11 bridges, drainage improvements, culvert replacements, […]

Four more months

Four more months

Everest Academy lower elementary students, including the first graders pictured, celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 5. Photo: Provided by Mary Roselli/Everest Collegiate

Election workers needed

The city is seeking workers to assist with elections this year. Workers will receive an hourly wage, but must first be certified by completing an online training course.If you are interested or have questions, call the city office at 248-625-1559.

Early voting locally for 2024 Presidential Primary Election

Early voting locally for 2024 Presidential Primary Election

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor INDEPENDENCE TWP. — With the passage of Proposal 2022-2, and beginning with the Presidential Primary Election on Feb. 27, all voters in Michigan will have the constitutional right to vote in-person prior to Election Day.This means that voters for every election will have the opportunity to physically cast their ballot […]

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