Addison hunting for path grants

The ability to take a walk or bike ride through Addison Township could soon become a whole lot safer as the Board of Trustees is looking to secure grant money for non-motorized pathways (NMPs). Under the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, communities can apply for funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program if […]

One building, 80 keys? Arden now open to retirement

With almost 36 years of work under his belt, it’d be tough to argue that anyone knows their way around Goodrich High School better than its custodian, Glen Arden. Considering he’s in the building from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., not to mention waking up at 3 a.m. in the winter to plow snow off […]

CHS students get up-close look at local government

Ninth graders from Clarkston High School sat front row during the City of the Village of Clarkston council meeting on Feb. 28. The two students, Jamie Shaw and Stephanie Titsworth, attended as a requirement for their civics class. The assignment: to work with core democratic values in the real world. ‘We thought it would be […]

A young man recognized For spreading acts of kindness

Spreading good will comes easy for Clarkston High School senior Brad Flaugher. Flaugher was honored for his commitment to the community on March 1 by the Michigan Council of Social Studies. At the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, he was recognized for his good service with ‘The Great Influence Award? for his involvement with extracurricular activities […]

B&E suspect turns himself in

Oxford Village Police didn’t have to search very hard to find the suspect responsible for two breaking and enterings of establishments in the Village and one in Oxford Township. Oxford resident Jason Butler, 31, turned himself into police on Wednesday, March 24 and admitted to breaking into the Golden Dragon (32 S. Washington St.), taking […]

Firefighters rescue fallen horse on PAT

A horse that tripped and got stuck along the Polly Ann Trail is doing just fine after being rescued by the Addison Township Fire Department. A 9-1-1 call was made by Clawson resident Diana Glace after her horse, AJ, tripped while going for a walk along the trail on Friday, March 19. Glace fell off […]

Oxford above county, state MEAP averages

Oxford students continue to outperform the county and state averages when it comes to Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) testing. Dr. James Schwarz, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, recently received the results of the MEAP tests students in grade 3-8 took back in October. When comparing Oxford’s percentages of students who met or exceeded state proficiency […]

Local family grows with Clarkston

BY CHRISTINA ULAJ Clarkston News Staff Writer Mark and Linda Hyman have worked hard to make Clarkston a better place to live. The couple moved to Clarkston in 2000, and at first, were not sure what to expect. ‘We found this property in Clarkston; however, we were unsure if we wanted to move out this […]

Forum discusses funding, superintendents, privatization

About 80 residents filled the middle school LGI Room March 25 to voice their concerns and ask questions about the projected $4.8 million budget deficit facing the school district. Superintendent Dr. William Skilling informed people that the state was forcing school districts to fix a state problem (i.e. the tax revenue shortages) locally. ‘Right now, […]

Addison budget ‘in very good shape’ supervisor says

At the Addison Township Annual meeting on March 27, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The township will be operating with an estimated $1,234,750 in revenue and expenditures totaling $1,234,339, leaving a positive balance of $411. ‘Our budget is in very good shape. We have managed it very […]