John Preuss, 76

John Preuss, of Clarkston passed away at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center on June 24, 2022 at the age of 76. Husband of Linda, father of Kristine (Dominic) Lombardo, Jordan (Micaella) Preuss, and Jared (Amber) Preuss, grandfather of Nathan, Zachary, Hanna, Kalia, Lexie, Kayden, Brody, Emma, and Luke, and brother of Marianne Bowery. John […]

Public Notice: Voter registration deadline

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE STATE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022 TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of the Charter Township of Independence, County of Oakland, who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office […]

COVID-19 Update – June 29, 2022

As of June 29, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: June 29: 48346: 5,764 cases (105 new), 68 deaths 48348: 6,295 cases (123 new), 41 deaths 48350: 1,932 cases (42 new), 13 deaths As compared to June 22: 48346: […]

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

From left, Brooke Bond and Keira Tolmie take their turn on the slip and slide during last week’s softball camp at Clarkston High School. More photos on page 16 of this week’s print edition. Photo: Wendi Reardon Price

Independence Fest happening this Saturday

Independence Fest is back this year, starting this coming Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road. Kids activities will run all day from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and concessions will also be available. Live music from Your Generation In Concert begins at 7 p.m., while the Finch Marketplace runs from 11 […]

Reflecting on 50 years of Pine Knob memories

Reflecting on 50 years of Pine Knob memories

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Last Saturday marked 50 years since David Cassidy took the stage for the first-ever concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre. Marking the anniversary was the 99.5 WYCD Hoedown, highlighted by the country duo of Brooks and Dunn being the featured act. On the Clarkston News’ Facebook page, we asked […]

Upcoming township roadwork projects

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads in Independence Township between June 24 and July 1 or may start shortly thereafter. Mann Road, from Floretta Street to Clintonville Road, on the Independence Township and Waterford Township border, is being closed for culvert removal and replacement. The project […]

COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines for children six months to five years old are now available at Oakland County Health Division clinics in Pontiac and Southfield after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved emergency use authorization for these doses. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, visit or call the […]

Burdick golf outing

The Michael Burdick Memorial Golf Outing, benefiting the Clarkston Foundation in full support of the Michael Burdick Memorial Scholarships (Chemistry and Language Arts at Clarkston High School), is scheduled for Monday, August 8, at 8:30 a.m. (8 a.m. check-in) from the Fountains Golf and Banquet Center, 6060 Maybee Road. Cost is $125 per player (four-person […]

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