CCS seeks community input on new strategic plan

Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) is currently in the process of developing a new district strategic plan. The process for creating the new plan will continue through the 2024-2025 school year. Through the process, CCS develop develop new mission and vision statements, set goals, decide on the actions necessary to achieve the goals and mobilize the […]

View Newspaper Group acquires J-Ad newspapers

HASTINGS, Mich. — View Newspaper Group Owner and President Rick Burrough is proud to announce the locally-owned newspaper company has acquired the business operations of J-Ad newspapers, which includes the weekly publications Hastings Banner, Hastings Reminder, Lowell Ledger, Lowell Buyers Guide, Battle Creek Shopper News, Marshall Advisor & Chronicle and Sun & News which covers […]

Township board votes to approve two DWSRF distribution system improvement projects

By Megan KelleyEditormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — During its meeting on May 7, the Independence Township Board of Trustees held two public hearings regarding the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Distribution System Improvements.The first hearing regarded improvements for PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) mitigation, while the other involved a water main extension on Maybee Road.After the public […]

Sentencing scheduled for road rage shooter

Mt. Morris man pleads guilty as charged in Oakland County court By Sharon StoneTri-County Times Editorsstone@tctimes.comThomas Trim, 23, of Mt. Morris, pleaded guilty as charged on April 25 in Oakland County Circuit Court. He was charged with shooting at another vehicle in Groveland Township. Sentencing is scheduled for June 6 at 8:30 a.m.Trim was arrested […]

Clarkston celebrates 39th annual Clarkston Community Awards

Clarkston celebrates 39th annual Clarkston Community Awards

Twelve members of the Clarkston community were honored at the 39th annual Clarkston Community Awards for their contributions that have made Clarkston a better place to live and do business. Photos by Megan Kelley. By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — Last week, members of the Clarkston community gathered at Clarkston Community Church to celebrate […]

Volunteers participate in Community Impact Weekend

Volunteers participate in Community Impact Weekend

The Community Impact Team spent the rainy weekend of April 27 and 28 volunteering around the community to help residents that are in need of help. The team worked on projects such as minor home repairs, raking and bagging leaves for seniors, community garden prep and more. Photos provided. By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. […]

Township board recognizes retirement of Deputy Rodney White

Township board recognizes retirement of Deputy Rodney White

Deputy Rodney White (third from right) retired from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office after 34 years of service. The Independence Township Board of Trustees as well as other OCSO officers expressed their gratitude for all his work and dedication. Photo provided by OCSO. By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — At its meeting on May […]

Clarkston Schools approves elementary open enrollment pilot program

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — During its meeting on April 15, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved a resolution authorizing limited open enrollment for the district’s elementary program for the 2024-2025 school year.The resolution which allows for a maximum of 75 spots open to out-of-district students within Oakland County for young […]

Independence Elementary students serve the community ‘kid style’ for SOCKS week

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — Students at Independence Elementary School participated in the 21st annual SOCKS week last month where students from young fives to fifth grade served the community through various service learning projects.The school wide initiative targets specific grade levels with a number of community members to provide students with opportunities […]