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December 11, 2013

Anonymous donor

grants $70,000

Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle told the Board of Trustees that an additional $70,000 was bestowed to help build an addition to the Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center.

Parks, Recreation and Seniors Director Ken Elwert has been working to get additional Community Development Block Grant funds for the project.

Trustee Jose Aliaga also received a list of possible grants from Congressman Mike Rogers which he gave to Elwert.

The center is raising $300,000 for the building addition at Clintonville Park on Clarkston Road.

Firefighter promotion

Robert A. Doran, a former driver engineer with the Independence Township Fire Department, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant at the Nov. 19 Independence Township Board of Trustees meeting.

Doran started the new job on Dec. 2 with a $1,199 wage increase.

Community band

The Clarkston Community Band invites everyone who plays a band instrument is invited to join. No auditions are required.

The band is looking to enlarge all of its sections, especially percussionist and clarinet.

Rehearsals are Tuesday's, 7-9 p.m., at Sashabaw Middle School, 5565 Pine Knob Lane. Concerts run through the end of May.

Cost is $30 per half season, January –May, free for high school students. For more information, email or check

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