Flower sale

The Clarkston Community Women’s Club is having its annual flower sale May 27-28 at Wojo’s Greenhouse in Ortonville. At check out, mention “Clarkston Community Women’s Club” and this fundraiser will help with the club’s scholarship program.  Contact Jackie at 248-425-4095 for more information.

Clarkston students helping out local hospital units

Clarkston students helping out local hospital units

Jonah Robbins and Joshua Robbins show off their 3-D printer that they have used to print ventilator parts. “They hope they can do more,” said their mother, Jennifer Futrell Evans. BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor While online schooling is the norm these days during the COVID-19 crisis, many students are using home printers for […]

COVID-19 update: May 19, 2020

According to Oakland County’s COVID by zip website, there have been 11 combined deaths in the 48346 (94 cases, 8 deaths), 48348 (84 cases, 2 deaths), and 48350 (14 cases, 1 death) zip codes as of May 19, 2020.

Area women honored with 100th birthday celebrations

Area women honored with 100th birthday celebrations

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Even during this COVID-19 pandemic, two Clarkston women were able to celebrate their 100th birthdays recently, albeit in a modified setting. Esther Armstrong and Madelyn Stobbe hit the century mark over the past month, and each were honored with drive-by parties. What is the secret to living 100 years […]

Next birders meeting

The next Backyard Birders meeting will be held Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, contact Bob Haar at haarbob@gmail.com.

June concerts canceled

In the midst of the current unknowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the June schedule for Concerts in the Park has been canceled. The July dates – July 10, July 17, and July 24 – currently remain “as is.” “Public safety is our top priority, yet we also understand our leadership role in the community […]

Everest youth hoops teams celebrate ’19-20 season

Everest youth hoops teams celebrate ’19-20 season

Clarkston Everest Academy winter athletes celebrated their accomplishments and recognized their achievements for the 2019-2020 winter season, March 3. The Everest 3/4 Girls Basketball team went undefeated during the season and they were led by Coach Larry Hearn. “We had 14 spirited, young ladies on the team,” said Katie Schmitt. The Everest 5/6 Grade Girls […]

Father-son band rocks local music scene

Father-son band rocks local music scene

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Special to the Clarkston News Local rocker Ron Tippin spent a year creating his band Widetrack’s newest album, The Unwakening. For the first time, he had a collaborator – his son, Zach Tippin. “It’s just been a really nice symbiotic kind of thing where we’re checking each other’s stuff out,” said Ron, […]

Janet E. Frericks, 85

FRERICKS, Janet Elizabeth; of Clarkston; passed away on May 9, 2020; age 85. Beloved mother of Carolyn Frericks, Barbara Frericks and Mary Ann (Greg Nylen) Frericks. Grandmother of Ethan Frericks-DeLude and Gram Nylen. Great grandmother of Greyson Ferguson. Janet was born in Detroit in 1934 and was preceded in death by her parents Charles Julian […]