Independence Twp. receives ‘unmodified opinion’ on annual audit

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — At its meeting on June 4, the Independence Township Board of Trustees received a presentation from Yeo & Yeo, P.C. on the township’s annual audit which resulted in an ‘unmodified opinion,’ or ‘clean opinion,’ the highest form of assurance that can be earned in an audit.Giving the presentation […]

Independence Twp. accepts bid for completion of Waldon Center, Waldon Road intersection

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — At its meeting on May 21, the Independence Township Board of Trustees accepted a bid for the completion of intersection improvements at the intersection of Waldon Center Drive and Waldon Road as well as the installation of a traffic signal. The board also approved a budget amendment of […]

Ryan Eisele named Clarkston Foundation’s 2024 Teacher of the Year

Ryan Eisele named Clarkston Foundation’s 2024 Teacher of the Year

(From right) Clarkston Community Schools Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Nancy Mahoney, CCS Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan, and 2024 Teacher of the Year Ryan Eisele. Photo by Megan Kelley. By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — On May 23, the Clarkston Foundation held its 30th annual Teacher of the Year awards reception at the Clarkston […]

Baldwin/Clarkston roads intersection to close June 10

Roundabout to be installed this summer By Jim NewellManaging Editorjnewell@mihomepaper.comORION TWP. — A new roundabout is slated for the Baldwin/Clarkston roads intersection, with the intersection scheduled to close to through traffic on June 10. The approximate $3.6 million project will be paid for with federal funds, Road Commission for Oakland County and Orion Township dollars, according […]

Police seek tips on disappearance of woman 39 years ago

Police seek tips on disappearance of woman 39 years ago

Cindy Louise Moore was last seen near the intersection of 14 Mile Road and I-75 on May 23, 1985. Photo provided by OCSO. INDEPENDENCE TWP. — Last month marked 39 years since the disappearance of Cindy Louise Moore, an area woman who worked at the U.S. Postal Service in Troy.While the Oakland County Sheriff’s Cold […]

Clarkston legend Dan Fife passes away, at age 74

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comThe Clarkston community lost a legend last week as Dan Fife passed away Thursday at the age of 74.Fife is remembered as a friend, husband, father, grandfather, and for his impact on Clarkston Athletics as a player, athletic director and coach.Clarkston Basketball shared on its social media accounts last Thursday evening: […]

CCS Board of Education approves bid awards for bond projects, food service

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — During its meeting on May 13, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved three bid awards, two for ongoing bond projects and one for food service equipment. All three proposed bid awards were approved by a 6-0 vote. Vice President Elizabeth Egan was absent from the meeting.The […]

CCS seeks community input on new strategic plan

Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) is currently in the process of developing a new district strategic plan. The process for creating the new plan will continue through the 2024-2025 school year. Through the process, CCS develop develop new mission and vision statements, set goals, decide on the actions necessary to achieve the goals and mobilize the […]

View Newspaper Group acquires J-Ad newspapers

HASTINGS, Mich. — View Newspaper Group Owner and President Rick Burrough is proud to announce the locally-owned newspaper company has acquired the business operations of J-Ad newspapers, which includes the weekly publications Hastings Banner, Hastings Reminder, Lowell Ledger, Lowell Buyers Guide, Battle Creek Shopper News, Marshall Advisor & Chronicle and Sun & News which covers […]

Township board votes to approve two DWSRF distribution system improvement projects

By Megan KelleyEditormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — During its meeting on May 7, the Independence Township Board of Trustees held two public hearings regarding the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Distribution System Improvements.The first hearing regarded improvements for PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) mitigation, while the other involved a water main extension on Maybee Road.After the public […]

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