Addison Township

ADDISON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, July 18, 2005, at the regular meeting of the Addison Township Board of Trustees at the Township Complex, 1440 Rochester Road, Lakeville, Michigan at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is the assessment roll benefiting property in the proposed special assessment […]

Budget in, deficit Covered

Despite passing the 2005-06 budget, Clarkston School board members raised concerns regarding future budget’s based on the already finely tuned voluntary cuts by district administration. In particular, Vice-president Stephen Hyer voiced concerns that the 97 percent goal was unattainable. He thought a one percent savings was more realistic. ‘We’re going to do our best to […]

City approves budget

Finishing in the black seems like a rare occurence throughout Michigan lately. The City of the Village of Clarkston did so by the skin of its teeth. At the June 27 City of the council meeting, the board approved the revised 2005 budget of $798,066 in expenditures which left only $438 to spare. In other […]

New Job Jitters

Everyone gets the first day jitters when starting a new job. It is only the most confident of us that do not have issues. The new environment, new city, new faces. I am not unlike those millions before me. Taking me out of my element literally has taken me into a new career and a […]


Hidden within the subtle lines of history are heroes both prominent and unknown. Time is blind and will inevitably bury them all. George Washington was a hero once immune to time’s consistent weathering; however, in the last few decades, Americans have lost much appreciation for him and other Founding Fathers. Many are completely unaware of […]

Star of the diamond tabbed for scholarship

This year’s recipient of the Nathan Manuel Baseball Scholarship is Eric Bryan. Bryan played outfield on the CHS varsity baseball team and will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall. The Nathan Manuel Memorial Baseball Tournament and the Nathan Manuel Memorial Golf Outing are used to fund the scholarship. The tournament was held […]

Jump Into Reading

A first is happening at North Sashabaw Elementary ? The Media Center is open this summer. The idea was concocted by a focus group of teachers who generated the Jump Into Reading program to keep students reading throughout the summer months. ‘We offer a lot of books in the library and some children can’t get […]

Moratorium for M-24 development

M-24 development The Orion Township Board has decided to defer the review of applications for new development on M-24, and directing the planning commission to review the Master Plan for that area. The board voted on the resolution at the June 20 meeting. The review and development moratorium will be for the area from Silverbell […]

Sleeper in vehicle charged with drunken driving

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department were called to do a welfare check on a man slumped over the wheel of his vehicle on Eaton Gate Road on June 29. According to an OCSD report, the 49-year-old Dryden man was found to be intoxicated, and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and possession of […]

13 year old Riverdawgs break through against Rochester

At the beginning of the season there were a few goals established by the 13-year-old Clarkston Riverdawg baseball team. One of these goals was accomplished in style last week as the much improved squad posted a 9-7 victory over the always tough Rochester Rockies behind the strong pitching of Alex Topham (5-0-4). The game was […]