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February 19, 2014 - Wolves state

win on ITV

Miss the Wolves' state-championship game last December?

It's on ITV, local public access television, but only for this week.

"Dr. Rod Rock (Clarkston schools superintendent) and I approached Fox Sports and the MHSAA and asked if we could air the game for a week," said Pat Kittle, Independence Township supervisor. "We need to just relish the moment. It's been a long time."

The Clarkston High School football team won the Division 1 State Football Championship, defeating Detroit Catholic Central, 32-14, at Ford Field.

It includes highlight video, recorded games and special interviews.

No Tim Horton's

on M-15 and Dixie

Independence Township Planning Commission turned down a proposal for a drive-thru Tim Horton's restaurant, convenience store, and gas station at the corner of M-15 and Dixie Highway.

Trustee Ron Ritchie, who also serves on the commission, said the prospective business owner couldn't meet traffic and parking requirements, so withdrew his petition.

"There were a number of concerns" said Trustee David Lohmeier, who added that the location will be difficult for any business to occupy.

Nominations for

Community Awards

Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors Director Ken Elwert said nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Clarkston Community Awards. Nominations are due by March 14, and the awards breakfast will be helped at the Clarkston Community Church on May 13.

"Do you know someone or a group whose commitment and energy regularly makes this area a better place," said Elwert.

Nomination categories include Citizen of the year, business person of the year, community collaboration and many more.

For a complete list of categories and award forms visit or call 248-922-6214.

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