Sea Wolves sunk, Titans swim rises

Sea Wolves sunk, Titans swim rises

Athletic Director Jeff Kosin explains explains how the new pool robot works. Social media boiled over among swim parents last week as news splashed that both Clarkston High School Varsity Girls Swim team and Clarkston Sea Wolves club were without a coach. “It’s an outrage! The district has no idea how to run a USA […]

Breaking News: Portion of Hogback Lake Road to close

Canadian National (CN) railroad will close a section of Hogback Lake Road to traffic just north of Andersonville Road in Springfield Township beginning Monday, August 29, for emergency  railroad crossing repairs, according to the Road Commission of Oakland County. Access to residential property will be maintained during the closure.   All other traffic is advised to […]

Fire department plan

Independence Township Fire Chief Mitch Petterson said they’re looking to reduce the number of vehicles in their fleet, as part of the fire department’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) . The 23-year plan calls for $8.3 million in spending, of which over $1.9 million to be spent in 2017. Petterson said they are looking to sell […]

Supervisor receives check donated to help veterans

Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle made his way to Summit Place Kia in Clinton Township on Tuesday. Aug. 16, in order to accept a $140,000 check from LaLonde Charities on behalf of the Friends of the North Oakland County Veterans’ Treatment Court. (NOCVTC). That check will be split between NOCVTC and the Friends of the […]

Food rush

Food rush

Freshman Trystan Grote takes a crate of food off the scale as the Clarkston Freshman Football team sorts donations at Lighthouse during the Wolves’ Annual Rush for Food. This year they broke the record with 10,031.7 pounds. See more on page 15. Photo by Wendi Reardon

Public comment policy drafted

If you have a mouthful to say at Clarkston City Council meetings, you may end up eating your words. Council members are looking into a new public-comment policy for their meetings. A policy proposal, which was drafted for Monday’s meeting but pulled from the agenda by Council member Eric Haven, would limit residents to three […]

New station, equipment from millage

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer The Springfield Township Fire Department’s new one-mill millage, approved by voters Aug. 2, will improve their services to the community, said Chief David Feichtner. “One thing the millage is going to do, is allow us to have somebody here at the station at night and on weekends,” Feichtner […]

News in Brief

Fire department plan Independence Township Fire Chief Mitch Petterson said they’re looking to reduce the number of vehicles in their fleet, as part of the fire department’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) . The 23-year plan calls for $8.3 million in spending, of which over $1.9 million to be spent in 2017. Petterson said they are […]

Letters to the Editor

David Lohmeier’s service appreciated Dear Editor, When I looked down my ballot I was saddened to see David Lohmeier was not included as a candidate for trustee in Independence Township. Dave Lohmeier is the very best of all of those who have served the community as a trustee. He took that work “trustee” very seriously. […]

New options for DPW expansion

Clarkston’s beleagered DPW plans are still ongoing. At Monday’s City Council meeting, the Facilities Committee presented its report, offering four options. The options include keeping the existing 1,500-square-foot Depot Park garage, 720-square-foot school rental garage for $250 a month, and outside storage at Clintonwood Park and township DPW, and possibly install a large garage door […]