Jason Meekhof named executive director of BHHC

Jason Meekhof named executive director of BHHC

BHHC Board of Directors President Emily DuThinh (left), Executive Director Jason Meekhof (center) and former Executive Director Sue Julian (right). Photo provided. Blue Heron Headwaters Conservancy (BHHC) has hired Jason Meekhof as its new Executive Director.Meekhof, who is a Michigan native and Wayne State University graduate, Meekhof replaces the retiring Sue Julian, who will remain […]

CIDL seeks community input for strategic plan

Your local library is looking for input and ideas! The Clarkston Independence District Library has been working with consultants, Fast Forward Libraries, since January of this year for their Strategic Plan.When asked why a Strategic Plan was important, Director of the Library, Julie Meredith recalled a quote by Alan Lakein “Planning is bringing the future […]

Wally’s Service Project Scholarship winners announced

Wally’s Service Project Scholarship winners announced

(From left) Executive Director of Clarkston Family Farm Chelsea O’Brien, Oxford High School’s Nicholas Hatzigeorgiou, Clarkston High School’s Maggie Walkowiak, and scholarship committee coordinator Larry Kodosky. Photo provided. Earlier this month, winners of the Wally’s Service Project Scholarship were announced during the annual Garden Party fundraiser at Clarkston Family Farm.Awardees include Clarkston High School’s Maggie […]

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 […]