Norris Gray Counts

Norris Gray Counts of Davisburg went home to be with Jesus on June 21, 2017 at the age of 79. He was beloved husband of Kay (Armstrong) Counts for 54 years; Loving father of Polly (Brent) Pearson, Molly (Steve) McClelland, the late James Grayson and Betsy (Ian) Williams; adopted father of Bill Downey; proud grandfather […]

Clarkston for Life kicks off with community book discussion

Clarkston for Life kicks off with a community book discussion at Clarkston Independence Township Library, June 28 at 7 p.m. Clarkston for Life is a new community well-being initiative focused on the social, emotional, and physical health of Clarkston’s children, adults, and older residents, with an understanding that well-being is the key to positive life […]

Lifetime educator, leader remembered

Lifetime educator, leader remembered

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Milford T. Mason was a “Clarkston Man,” said Dale Ryan, voice of the Wolves, when discussing the recent passing of Milford Mason, former Clarkston superintendent of schools. Mason is one of five men who headed Clarkston Schools when it consolidated in the early 1950s. Mason served as […]

Kennel denied

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny a special land use request for a dog kennel operation. Millstones Golden LLC, 7660 Pine Knob Road, requested special land use permit for its golden retriever breeding business on its property, which is zoned rural residential. “She doesn’t have enough […]

Athlete of the Week: Playing strong on varsity

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Lady Hitters have a few more weeks until the MHSAA Softball District playoffs on June 3 and freshman Hannah Cady is ready to help her team win the title. “Cady is a pretty impressive athlete,” said Don Peters, head coach of the Clarkston Varsity Softball team, after […]


The world celebrated Earth Day a couple weeks ago on Saturday, April 22 with more than just environmental projects. More than 600 cities across the world marched for science on Earth Day with a goal to support and advocate for science and scientists. What a coincidence the week after a global march celebrating science, Clarkston […]

News in Brief

Open house meeting on Sashabaw Road work Independence Township and Road Commission for Oakland County will host an open-house informational meeting on Sashabaw Road inprovements between I-75 and DTE Music Theater. The meeting, also in partnership with Michigan Department of Transportation, will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 17, at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon […]

Breaking News: Dirt Road Dust Control

This just in from the Road Commission (as a matter of fact, it is their press release word-for-word). Oakland County residents living on gravel roads who would like to participate in the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) dust-control program this summer and fall, can now submit their applications for the service. Applications must be […]

Awards for Team RUSH

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 kicked off their season with their first tournament in Duluth, Minnesota. “RUSH students did an outstanding job with what we needed to do -drive team, pit crew, scouting, strategy, judges and more,” said Kyle Hughes, coach of the Clarkston High School robotics team. Team […]

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