Donald Skelton, 80

Donald E. “Don” Skelton, of Clarkston, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on January 12, 2021 at the age of 80. Loving husband of Sharon Swayne Skelton for 57 years. Beloved father of Annette (Faye Bindig) Beach, Donald E. Simmons, Yvonne Marie (Brent) Johnson, and Bert D. (Yvonne Jutis) Skelton. […]

Constance DelBello, 68

Constance Marie (Connie) DelBello, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Clarkston, passed away on December 27, 2020 in Englewood, Fla., at the age of 68. Connie was born in Detroit to John Lutz and Rosemary Schaller on December 25, 1952. She went to LaSallette Catholic School in Berkley through grade 8, and graduated in 1971 […]

COVID-19 Update – January 13, 2021

As of January 13, 2021, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 1,257 cases (205 new), 26 deaths 48348: 1,274 cases (212 new), 8 deaths 48350: 346 cases (55 new), 5 deaths As compared to the numbers from January […]

Local businesses surviving, thriving

Local businesses surviving, thriving

BY JACK MUELLER Clarkston News Intern Snow is on the ground, it’s now 2021, and cash is still zipping out most of our wallets. Seems like a typical year, but it is far from that as masks hide our smiles and an economic shutdown decays our years of savings. Clarkston, close to heart and home […]

New ice rink

This Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Depot Park, the Clarkston Area Optimist Club is presenting a $1,850 check to the Clarkston Community Schools Construction Trades Program for the co-purchase, along with the Optimists, of a new ice rink at the park. The new Clarkson Area Optimist Club Ice Rink will be dedicated Thursday, along with […]

‘Your Speed’ signs

City efforts to reduce speeds on Main Street is nearing completion with the installation of the electronic “Your Speed” signs on North Main Street.  The northbound sign is located near the spillway (at approximately 20 N. Main) and the southbound sign is located near the entrance to the city (at approximately 177 N. Main).  “This […]

Restaurant grant

Over the holidays, Clarkston was approved for a grant through Oakland County for products to assist the city’s local restaurants expand their outdoor seating during COVID.  “In the next week, we anticipate receiving and distributing three greenhouses, an igloo, 18 propane heaters, five sanitizing sprayers and more to our restaurants,” said Clarkston City Manager Jonathan […]

Clarkston grads embrace COVID times with drive-thru wedding shower

Clarkston grads embrace COVID times with drive-thru wedding shower

Wes Petrimoulx and Ally Reynolds are getting married in June and had their wedding shower venue cancel recently. Not to be deterred, the 2017 Clarkston High School graduates and Grand Valley State University students, who have been together six years this month, enjoyed their shower on Saturday, January 9, at the Independence Township Senior Center […]

‘Our path forward starts with a single step together’

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston Community Schools students will be back in buildings for the second semester. At the time of Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan’s last update to the community before Christmas, virus rates in the immediate community were increasing. The Clarkston school district transitioned to a temporary distance learning contingency and this […]

What ‘MATT’ers: Making 2021 positive

Personally, this time of year more times than not has me kind of in a hazy funk. I always look forward to Halloween because that means Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which feeds into the Christmas season with kids home from school and extended family time. And let me just say – there is […]

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