Balancing act

Balancing act

Pine Knob Elementary student Alyssa Warren works on her balancing project using her nose as a fulcrum in the school tinkering room. Photo by Jessica Steeley

New stores for corner

New stores for corner

Work continues on a new development at the corner of M-15 and Dixie Highway. The lot, which used to be home to a gas station, has recently been cleared. Township Supervisor Pat Kittle said the development will be a retail outlet containing four new stores, along with a small park. According to the site plan […]

Bonuses OK’d for city workers

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council approved $300 bonuses for city staff in a split vote, Monday. “Our city people work an awful lot – they do an awful lot for us,” said Mayor Steve Percival, who recommended the bonuses. “They do the heavy lifting around here.” Percival and council members Eric […]

News in Brief

Tree lighting Independence Township Parks and Recreation hosts Holiday Nights Light with a tree-lighting ceremony and visit from Santa in Depot Park after the Holiday Lights Parade downtown, Saturday, Dec. 10. Free activities will also include holiday music, hot cocoa, live reindeer, and letter writing to Santa. The parade on Main Street begins at 6:30 […]

Turkey day

Turkey day

Young Five’s students in costume at Independence Elementary celebrate the upcoming  Thanksgiving holiday with turkey, cheese, popcorn, and corn bread, Monday morning. Photo by Jessica Steeley

New Admin Hires for Schools

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education created two new administrative positions at their Nov. 14 meeting –administrator of technology integration, $84,244-$103,609; and marketing coordinator, $72,899-$89,656. The new technology position will help determine which technology will be implemented using bond money, said Board of Education President Steve Hyer. The […]

Clean audit for Clarkston

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city’s finances are fine, said auditor Rana M. Emmons, CPA with PSLZ LLP, in her report to City Council, Nov.14. “I have a good report for you this evening,” Emmons said. “Everything is above board and properly done – I am impressed.” According to the Independent Auditor’s Report […]

New Cameras at Township Parks

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer New security cameras are soon going to be seen throughout Independence Township after the Board of Trustees voted unanimously for them, Nov. 16. “We installed security cameras here at town hall and those have really worked out well,” said Treasurer Paul Brown at the meeting. “We have, from […]

Speed study for M-15

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution calling for a speed study on M-15 between Paramus and Waldon Road. “I know people in that area are really concerned about the speed,” said Council member Susan Wylie at the Nov. 14 meeting. It will be sent to Michigan […]

Phragmites fight continues

The City of the Village of Clarkston and the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy are collaborating to restore the wetlands at Depot Park. Three years ago, Clarkston began controlling phragmites around Middle Lake. The city hired a contractor to treat the remaining phragmites this past fall. Krista Hughes, an independent contractor paid by NOHLC and […]