Dog Days of Fall

Dog Days of Fall

Chrissy Olechiw and Mark LeBlanc enjoy Michigan autumn and take their dogs Paisley and Bear for a walk at Independence Oaks County Park, Oct. 15. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

COVID-19 Update – October 21, 2020

As of October 21, 2020, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 266 cases (63 new), 10 deaths 48348: 316 cases (80 new), 5 deaths 48350: 73 cases (21 new), 2 deaths As compared to October 14 statistics: 48346: […]

Clarkston icon ‘Ma’ Gibson remembered by many

Clarkston icon ‘Ma’ Gibson remembered by many

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Clarkston shed tears as a community last week upon hearing the news Barbara Gibson passed away on Oct. 11. Gibson retired from Clarkston Community Schools after a long career as an English teacher, but is probably best known in the community as “Ma” Gibson, the theater director […]

With Fort Clarkston shuttered, customers, owner disagree on refund process

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor When Fort Clarkston, a popular children’s party spot on Dixie Highway, closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, customers were reportedly left with no refunds after paying up front for gift cards and parties at the location. Owner Pam Rush disagrees. “Early in March, we put a deposit […]

Political statement

Political statement

With the U.S. Presidential Election coming up in less than two weeks, a group of area residents staged a rally on Oct. 12 near the intersection of Sashabaw and Waldon roads showing their support for the current U.S. President, Donald Trump. From all accounts, the rally was peaceful with no reported incidents. Photo provided by […]

Paying it forward

Paying it forward

Sgt. Sharon Schabel, a Patrol Sergeant in Independence Township, needed a little pick-me-up to get through her shift back on Oct. 8. These kind citizens paid for her milkshake at the McDonald’s at M-15 and Dixie Highway when they noticed her behind them in the drive-thru. “I was able to catch them to thank them,” […]

Halloween hours

Halloween trick or treating time this year has been extended to 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.  The additional time will allow – in light of COVID – people to spread out a little more and socially distance themselves.  Residents not wishing to participate the whole two hours have the option of turning on their […]

Special meeting

A special joint meeting of the Clarkston Planning Commission and the Historic District Commission will be held virtually tonight, October 21, at 7 p.m. to hear a proposal from a developer seeking to build a multi-family unit on the vacant property at Main Street and Waldon Road. No decisions will be made in the meeting […]

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