ITFD offers lock boxes to residents

ITFD offers lock boxes to residents

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Having elderly loved ones living in town can be stressful, but the Independence Township Fire Department has a way to give family members peace of mind with new Roper Lock Boxes. A Roper Lock Box is a small box installed on a hanging bracket that fits over the […]

Community support after family tragedy

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer School, church, and community gathered to offer comfort and support as the tragic news of a classmate’s suicide spread last week. Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul and a support team of counselors stayed in close contact with the Oakland County Crisis Response Team and put a plan […]

Fill The Boot success

Fill The Boot success

Independence Township firefighter Nick Wilson collects donations at Main and Washington streets, Sept. 30, during the second annual Fill The Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The firefighters raised $3,977.43, almost enough to send two kids to camp this year. “We really appreciate the support from the residents and visitors to Clarkston and Independence […]

Residents fight LED sign at new market

Residents fight LED sign at new market

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Several township residents voiced their opinions against a proposed LED sign at the new Alex’s Market and Grill, or anywhere else in the township. No resident who spoke at the Sept. 24 Board of Trustees was in favor of the LED sign at Alex’s Market, located at Andersonville […]

Schools take precautions against diseased mosquitos

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Oakland County Health Department issued a health advisory last week warning of equine encephalitis, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitos. Clarkston Community Schools applied mosquito repellent around athletic fields at Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High, and Clarkston High School on Sept. 18-19, when there were […]

Asbestos at junior high

Asbestos at junior high

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Asbestos recently discovered at Clarkston Junior High poses no risk to students, said Principal Adam Kern. “During a recent teacher-supervised project in one of our Construction Tech classrooms, asbestos-containing subfloor materials were discovered,” Kern wrote in an email to CJH families. “The subfloor had been covered by layers […]

Boot bounty fights disease

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Firefighters will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians and motorists to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “It’s a great feeling standing out there holding that boot, getting heavier and heavier, and seeing everyone helping with whatever they have,” said firefighter Nick Wilson, 10-year firefighter […]

Work on high school, roads coming in 2020

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer More school renovations and roadwork are coming to town in 2020. At the Independence Township Board of Trustees regular meeting, Sept. 10, Supervisor Pat Kittle gave the details. Clarkston High School will have some building renovations starting the summer of 2020, and the Waldon Road parking lot will […]

Senior housing across from concerts

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer More elderly housing is a step closer to reality in Independence Township, after a proposal was unanimously approved at the Sept. 10 township Board of Trustees regular meeting. The 18-acre development will be located on the west side of Sashabaw Road, south of Moody Drive and across the […]

Anti-terrorist training at DTE, across county

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Residents might notice law enforcement and firefighters converging on DTE Energy Music Theatre next Wednesday morning. It’ll just be a drill, said Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “It is just good business to plan for the worst and hope for the best,” Kittle said. “If something really bad […]

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