Deputies keep watch

Deputies keep watch

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer With schools and many businesses closed during the COVID-19 emergency, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Clarkston and Independence Township stay busy patrolling business and residential areas, grocery stores, and medical facilities. “Criminal, traffic, and crash calls have been slightly lower, as most everyone is at home,” said Lt. […]

Clarkston COVID cases up to 5

Dr. Erica Harding from Clarkston Medical Group said their cases of COVID-19 was up to five. The results were from tests collected on March 16, and add on to two previously reported cases. The three additional cases range in age from 25-49, Harding said on the March 27 Facebook post. “Since this date (March 17), […]

College hockey season ends early for Clarkston native

College hockey season ends early for Clarkston native

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It wasn’t easy for Clarkston native Paul Washe to digest the situation when the NCAA canceled the rest of its winter and spring sports seasons last month due to coronavirus precautions. Washe, a junior forward on the NCAA Division I hockey team at Western Michigan University, was having […]

College goalie leaving game with no regrets

College goalie leaving game with no regrets

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Ryan Larkin was born two days after the Detroit Red Wings won the 1997 Stanley Cup. Even without that tidbit, Larkin was certainly born to be a hockey player. Finishing up his senior year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Larkin said this season will be his last […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: What hasn’t been said?

It goes without saying that we are living in, quite frankly, some really crazy times. We all know this. The coronavirus is on our minds, in our news feeds, on our radios, on our TVs, talked about daily – you name it. This issue is encompassing our lives. People are working from home or told […]

Schools moving to online learning

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers are busy studying Virtual At-Home Learning in order to start remote classes for Clarkston Community Schools on Monday, April 6. “While we realize online learning cannot fully substitute the quality of a face-to-face classroom, we are prepared to provide our students with creative and unique opportunities to […]

Principal keeps positive outlook

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Schools have been closed since March 13 to help curb the spread of COVID-19, but Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul found a silver lining in the entire situation. “If there are a few things I have learned over this past week it’s this, my family and friends […]

Schools work on virtual learning

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools is considering virtual education after April 3, when spring break was supposed to come to an end, pending changes to state-mandated restrictions. “When school resumes after spring break, either virtually or traditionally, teams will coordinate previously scheduled IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) with parents,” said Kathy […]

COVID-19 in Clarkston

COVID-19 in Clarkston

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Two patients with the COVID-19 coronavirus are in treatment at Clarkston Medical Group. “One is critically ill and has some underlying health problems. The other patient is doing fine and had mild symptoms. So yes, it’s real, and very serious for some patients,” said Dr. Erica Harding on […]

New dump truck

At the March 17 Independence Township Board of Trustees meeting, the board unanimously approved the purchase of a new dump truck for the Department of Public Works, at a cost of $108,200. The 2007-model dump truck the DPW currently has, “while it runs, it does not run well,” according to township Supervisor Pat Kittle. It […]

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