Survey says public wants trails

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Park users want more trails and paths, according to Independence Township’s recent Parks, Recreation and Seniors (PRS) Department survey. Nearly 90 percent of the 150 responses to the survey said they favored expanding trail and path facilities. Also of interest are pickleball courts, indoor/outdoor pool, indoor gym, natural […]

Teen killed in crash

Jack Kenneth Ziegler, a 19-year-old Independence Township man, died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Clarkston Road just west of Eston Road, 3:12 a.m., Oct. 23. According to investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office crash reconstruction unit, he was traveling westbound when he ran off the curved road to the right and […]

New Lighthouse on Dixie

New Lighthouse on Dixie

Community leaders help the Lighthouse Clarkston settle into their new location. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Lighthouse Clarkston celebrated the opening of their new, centralized location at 5850 Dixie Highway with a ribbon cutting last week. “I hope it gets the word out to all of Oakland County that […]

EDITORIAL: Make Reynolds your sole vote for City Council

When Clarkston voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they’ll be told to vote for no more than three out of four candidates for City Council. We recommend voting for no more than one – Scott Reynolds. Reynolds is running for his first term on the council on a platform of independent thinking and transparency, […]

Marching in state championships

Clarkston High School’s marching Wolves take the field at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at 4:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4. The band is competing in Flight I at the competition at Ford Field. Awards will be at 6:45 p.m. Forty-eight high school bands from across the state are competing in four flights. Check […]

Road care

Teachers worked hard to clean Clarkston Road during Clarkston Education Association’s fall Adopt a Road day, Oct. 1. They split into two teams, cleaning the road from the high school to M-15, and from the high school to Sashabaw Road.  

City bids awarded

Clarkston City Council voted 7-0, Oct. 23, to award the bid for 8,000 feet of road crack filling, using hot rubber, to True North Asphalt for $4,000. Bids were also received from Oppman Construction and A&R Seal Coating, all for $4,000. A resolution to award the bid to repair a retaining wall at 80 Robertson […]

Make up magic

Make up magic

Matt Decker, Independence Township Fire Department engineer paramedic, applies some stage blood to Grace Murphy, Clarkston High School Drama Club member, to make her appear severely injured for a realistic paramedic training exercise at Clarkston High School, Oct. 20. Photo by Phil Custodio

Tamm talk — lawsuit discussion in open city council session

Tamm talk — lawsuit discussion in  open city council session

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor After nearly an hour of discussion in open session with attorney James Tamm, City Council member Sue Wylie learned something. “The lesson I take from this is continuously question all the bills that come in,” Wylie said. “I do not want to see this happen in the future.” Tamm, […]

All can nominate

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city has a new way of appointing members of the Historic District Commission after a split vote of City Council, Monday. Council approved second reading of the ordinance revision in a 5-2 vote. Mayor Steven Percival and council members Sharron Catallo, Eric Haven, Jason Kneisc, David Marsh, and […]

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