Never forget

Never forget

Barney Schoenfeld and other members of the American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard stand vigil over a memorial to fallen soldiers at Bridgewood Church’s Engage Your Destiny event for veterans, Sept. 9. See page 41 for more pictures from the event, which kicked off the church’s Patriot Week events. Photo by Phil Custodio

Township budgets

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Budgets for Independence Television (ITV), Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Safety Path CIP, Safety Path, Police, Fire CIP and Fire are all up for next year. ITV revenues are projected to increase $2,734 or 1 percent, labor costs are projected to increase $2,023 or […]

New map for hunting in the township

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The backwoods of Independence Township are more populated than they were 35 years ago, but for resident Ron Frank, hunting still has a place in them. “There’s a lot of deer in the area and I’m just worried if this ordinance goes through it limits gun hunting in […]

Firefighters help with hurricane

Three Independence Township firefighters traveled to Florida, Monday, as part of a Michigan task force to help the area recover after Hurricane Irma. “Lieutenant Ross Green, Engineer Carrie Erbe, and Engineer David Karakuc are undoubtedly excited for this assignment to help with the rescue efforts that will commence after the storm passes through,” said said […]

BMX track star

BMX track star

Brenden is an award winning BMX racer. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Elisha Goldstein of Clarkston admits to being nervous when the starting gate falls and her 7-year-old son Brenden Goldstein and other BMX racers hit the course, but it doesn’t last long. “Once the gate drops, I’m OK,” Elisha […]

Vets share memories

Vets share memories

Ben Peterson shares his story of serving in combat in Iraq, and invited others to write down their stories and place them in his duffel bag. Photos by Phil Custodio Veterans and their families and friends gathered, Sept. 9, for an evening of story sharing and remembrances. Bridgewood Church, 6765 Rattalee Lake Road, hosted the […]

Independence Township hunting ordinance draft

Here’s Independence Township’s proposed boundaries for hunting. Hunting would be allowed in the pink areas. According to the new ordinance, bow hunting allowed in the entire township, as long as state laws and guidelines are followed; Firearm hunting allowed in restricted areas, as long as state laws and guidelines are followed; No hunting with center-fire rifles or handguns; […]

No Labor Day parade party

No Labor  Day  parade party

After 76 years, Clarkston’s Labor Day parade was cancelled this year, but some residents decided to have one anyway. Emmett, Oliver, Lilah, and Keaton Hill decorated their bikes and paraded along with Mayor Steven Percival for Cory Johnston, Buck and Joan Kopietz (who hosted the party), and their parents, Chris and Mary Hill. Photo by […]

Clarkston council wants to know more about city lawsuits

Clarkston council wants to know more about city lawsuits

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For resident Stuart Mahler, it’s high time for City Council to readdress two lawsuits against the city. “Every one of you has been a strong proponent of transparency,” Mahler said at the Aug. 28 meeting. “The issues seem to be settled, as it relates to us. Why we should […]

Bailey house demo on hold

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Despite public outcry to save the historic Bailey house, bad timing is still its greatest adversary. “We had the meeting on Tuesday (Aug. 29) between the schools, the township and the county, where the school expressed their interest,” said builder Sam Moraco. “What came out of the meeting […]

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