Middle school recycling project helping community

Middle school recycling project helping community

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Need to dispose of old electronics? A recycling event is coming to Sashabaw Middle School next month. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, the event will run in the front parking lot. Donations will benefit Academic Service Learning projects at SMS. “This project was started […]

Crowns for king and queen

Crowns for king and queen

Clarkston High School seniors Kaya Chamberlain and Ethan Wise smile as cameras capture this year’s Homecoming Queen and King.  Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Township seeks millions in state grants for Bay Court Park

Township seeks millions in  state grants for Bay Court Park

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township applied for almost $5 million in state grants this year, but with strings attached. In order to improve its chances of approval, the township purchased 2.07 acres on Parview Drive for $110,000. The property, which will be used as a pedestrian entrance to the Bay Court […]

Burglary suspects caught

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Two Pontiac teenagers confessed to thefts from vehicles in Independence and Waterford township after their arrest Sunday morning. A resident in the 5000 block of Kingfisher Lane in Independence Township called the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to report several of his neighbors’ car alarms being set-off, 4:49 a.m., Oct. […]

I-75 ramp work

Maintenance work this week on the I-75 entrances and exits at Dixie Highway will include ramp closures. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working on the northbound Dixie Highway entrance to northbound I-75 from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 9; and the southbound Dixie Highway exit to southbound I-75 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on […]

DTE closes 2019 season with Aldean two-nighter

DTE closes 2019 season with Aldean two-nighter

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer When Jason Aldean took the DTE Energy Music Theatre stage on Sept. 28 – not that he needed more cheers from the raucous fans – he did so in a Bob Seger T-shirt. And for an hour and a half, the country music superstar kept all his fans […]

Broken pole closes M-15

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies and Independence Township firefighters closed Main Street in Clarkston for several hours after a car smashed through a utility pole, the morning of Oct. 4. The vehicle ran over a sign and hit the pole on the east side M-15 at Robertson Court, and ended up on the west side of […]

Tech help at library

The Clarkston High School’s Cyber Starters Club hosts a series of five instructional technology programs throughout the year at Clarkston Independence District Library. Nathan Dimmer, student at CHS and IT intern at the library, along with other tech-savvy volunteers from the high school, will be at the library, 6495 Clarkston Road, ready to answer any […]

Donation for Blessings

Donation for Blessings

From left, Allison Miller and Thelma Peterson of Blessings in a Backback accept a $2,340 donation from Clarkston Hot Yoga owner Susan Stencil, husband and practitioner Dan Stencil, and instructor Kathy Noble, Sept. 30. The donations came from Noble’s Sunday night yoga donation classes from September through May at the studio, 5678 Sashabaw Road. Photo […]