Independence Township announces temporary closure of Town Hall

DEAR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, Like others in the state and nation, the Township is experiencing significant impacts from Covid. This situation calls for an effort to allow impacted people to heal, and others to avoid contacts to the extent feasible, all while making our best effort to continue providing service to the public. Accordingly, […]

COVID-19 Update – December 29, 2021

As of December 29, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: December 29: 48346: 3,747 cases (527 new), 53 deaths 48348: 4,189 cases (670 new), 30 deaths 48350: 1,297 cases (226 new), 12 deaths As compared to December 22: 48346: […]

Township resident hoping to fill role in Michigan House

Township resident hoping to fill role in Michigan House

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Andrea Schroeder was proactive, even in the face of death. Schroeder, who passed away October 1 while serving as the local 43rd District’s representative to the Michigan House of Representatives, could see her successor coming from within. Independence Township resident Heidi Warrington, a Republican activist and former district representative […]

New city council members address challenges

New city council members address challenges

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Back in November, Laura Rodgers and Bruce Fuller were elected as new members to the Clarkston City Council. After a close vote for the open seats had to be certified by Oakland County due to a large number of write-in votes, the three open seats officially went to Gary […]

COVID-19 Update – December 22, 2021

As of December 22, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: December 22: 48346: 3,702 cases (522 new), 53 deaths 48348: 4,103 cases (647 new), 30 deaths 48350: 1,272 cases (235 new), 12 deaths As compared to December 15: 48346: […]

City council notes

At the December 13 Clarkston City Council meeting, council voted to approve two races through the city in 2022, the Angels’ Place Race on May 14 and the Waterford Bank Half-Marathon on November 12. A motion to utilize a recently obtained $3,000 grant from the Clarkston Area Optimists to construct and install a small footbridge […]

Storm drain repair

Storm drain repair

Clarkston’s storm drain repair crew was able to take advantage of last Thursday’s unseasonably warm weather to complete the reconstruction of the collapsing storm drain on Depot Road.

Reckless driving, OWI

A Clarkston man who had a blood alcohol level (BAC) more than twice the legal limit was arrested for drinking and driving after driving recklessly on December 10. An Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputy on routine patrol pulled the vehicle over at 1:32 a.m. on Baldwin Road near Maybee Road after witnessing the vehicle speeding […]

Death in township

Deputies and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to a residence on Parview Drive in Independence Township at 9:40 p.m. on December 15 on the report of family trouble. The dispute involved an ex-boyfriend and girlfriend. The female caller stated her ex-boyfriend, a 34-year-old Independence Township man, was intoxicated and suicidal. While on the phone […]

Special delivery

Special delivery

The Independence Township Department of Parks, Recreation, and Seniors recently received an $80,000 donation from the local Bartsch Foundation and Clarkston Area Optimist Club to help refurbish the Bay Court Park playground, with the check presented at the December 7 Township Board of Trustees meeting. The donation helped the township reach their fundraising goal of […]