Township budgets approved

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Board reviewed and approved 2018 budgets for the Park, Recreation & Seniors Department, General Corridor Improvement Plan, the Cemetery Corridor Improvement Plan and the General Fund. Director Derek Smith presented the 2018 Parks, Recreation & Seniors (PRS) budget to the board at the July 25 meeting. […]

Walker safety also township issue

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Of late pedestrian safety is an issue of discussion at Maybee Road and Dixie Highway in Independence Township. Resident Tammie Heazlit sent an open letter to the Township Board, requesting a traffic study of the area. “Have you heard that three accidents have occurred at the intersection of […]

Recognition for vets at LaLonde Open

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer It was an emotional moment for Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle and others at the 7th Annual LaLonde Charity Open when state Sen. Mike Kowall called Vietnam veterans up to the stage and awarded them 50th anniversary commemorative pins. “There were over 200 golfers, probably 250 people at […]

News in Brief

Four running for City Council Incumbents Eric Haven, Jason M. Kneisc, and David Marsh, and challenger Scott Reynolds filed nominating petitions to run for three open seats on Clarkston City Council. Deadline to file for the two-year terms on the council was July 25. The election will be on Nov. 7. No loading zone for Washington […]

Locals train for CSB races

Locals train for CSB races

From left, Deanna Hart, Dawn Horner, and Sue Barnes are getting ready for the Back Roads race events. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor It’s only the beginning of August, but those training for the Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon and 10K/5K are already halfway to their goal. “The […]

Parking proposals could create 194 more spaces

Parking proposals could create 194 more spaces

City Manager Jonathan Smith demonstrates a paid-parking kiosk for City Council. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A six-part plan could create up to 194 new spots to park in the city, including some in front of Washington Street homes. The recommendations, presented at Monday’s City Council meeting, include adding 100 […]

Summer of invention

From creating planets, inventing with duct tape and launching rockets, children in grades Kindergartan through sixth had fun during Camp Invention last week. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Camp Director Mitch Rogowski, adding the camp focuses on principles in science, math, engineering and imagination. “The big one for me is imagination because that’s what […]

Community celebrates green during Garden Walk

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Flowers, music and art were enjoyed by participants of the Clarkston Garden Walk put on by the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club, July 19. “This is our 12th year,” Event Chairperson Debi Moore said. “We have six gardens and we try to keep them together. They are within […]

Summer camp in television studio

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Campers learned studio production, editing, and effects at Independence Television’s (ITV) first ever summer camp last week. “They all learned how to use all of our cameras, they learned how to use our tricaster switcher, which allows them to do live productions,” ITV’s Media Producer Kevin Smith said. […]

Lapeer man charged in break-in

Aaron Patrick Riley of Lapeer, 24, faces burglary charges after being found, bleeding, early Thursday morning. Deputies responded to a BP gas station break-in alarm 12:35 a.m., July 20, in the 7200 block of Ortonville Road. They found the front window of the business broken out with a piece of concrete, and a trail of […]

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