Kimberly Quisenberry, 56

Kimberly Ann Quisenberry, of Clarkston, died on January 16, 2022 at the age of 56. Kimberly was born March 6, 1965 in Pontiac to the late Daniel and Judy (nee: Russell) Burke. She is survived by her loving husband Timothy John Quisenberry, three children Daniel Olsen, Amy (Mark) Lowe, and Matthew (Erica) Quisenberry, six grandchildren […]

COVID-19 Update – January 19, 2022

As of January 19, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: January 19: 48346: 4,493 cases (861 new), 53 deaths 48348: 4,953 cases (935 new), 30 deaths 48350: 1,522 cases (284 new), 12 deaths As compared to January 12: 48346: […]

What’s old is new again: Pine Knob regains former name

What’s old is new again: Pine Knob regains former name

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor While last week’s announcement that DTE Energy Music Theatre is reverting back to its former name, Pine Knob Music Theatre, many locals never called the venue by its name that it had been known by since January 2001. The change back to Pine Knob comes with new partners, United […]

Winterfest

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club is hosting Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1-4 p.m. at Depot Park. People of all ages are welcome to attend the free event, which will include ice skating (four skate aid devices will be available for beginners), music, a campfire, s’mores, corn hole, and possibly an ice sculpture.

Fire chief elated with new bill protecting firefighters

Fire chief elated with new bill protecting firefighters

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Governor Gretchen Whitmer in early December signed House Bill 4171, which will extend compensation benefits to more Michigan firefighters who were injured as a result of their service in the line of duty. House Bill 4171 would amend the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act to include forest fire officers, and fire/crash officers under the […]

For the birds

The meetings of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club have been put on hold. “We have waited until now to make a decision on whether to resume our monthly meetings of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club,” said Bill Haney, president of the club. “The coming weeks appear to be hitting us with a double dose of […]

Troopers make arrest in non-fatal I-75 shooting

Troopers make arrest in non-fatal I-75 shooting

BY DAVID FLEET Special to the Clarkston News A suspect is in custody following an alleged shooting on north I-75 near the East Holly Road Exit 98 in Springfield Township. At 12:10 p.m., January 7, Michigan State Police from the Metro Detroit Post responded to a non-fatal shooting. According to MSP reports, a male driver […]

Local puck star rounding out game in Texas

Local puck star rounding out game in Texas

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Owen Dyer grew up playing hockey in the Detroit area before heading off to junior hockey this season with the North American Hockey League’s Wichita Falls (Tex.) Warriors. Just after the 2021-22 season started, the 17-year-old from Clarkston made another move for his future, committing to play NCAA Division […]

Letter to the Editor: Major props to our city manager

Dear Editor, Taking a moment before the weekend bleeds into another workweek and an illustrative event is lost. Back in the late afternoon January 7, I witnessed some bad behavior on Main Street, some excellent behavior on Main Street, and, finally, directly experienced dedication and kindness from our city manager. First, the bad behavior: As […]

Letter to the Editor: Looking for more Clarkston history

Dear Editor, I read Messrs. Haven and Fisher’s pieces in the January 12 edition of The Clarkston News, each briefly addressed portions of Clarkston’s history going back to the 1830s. I found the information fascinating. I also read Don Rush’s editorial, wherein he requests more input from the community. OK, here is my suggestion. I would like […]

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