Clarkston schools to benefit from new state mental health funding

Clarkston schools to benefit from new state mental health funding

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Earlier this month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 6012, a bipartisan bill that makes an historic investment in school safety by fully funding risk assessments and critical incidence mapping to help protect students and create safety plans in the event of an emergency. The legislation also fully funds […]

Letter to the Editor: Part-time legislature?

Dear Editor, Does Michigan need a full-time state legislature? Michigan is one of only 10 states that has a full-time state legislature. Six of those 10 “full-timer” states (including Michigan) lost at least one Congressional representative to states with part-time legislatures. It is not just warmer weather attracting people based on the 2020 Census since […]

Letter to the Editor: How many haulers?

Dear Editor, Independence Township has formed a committee, of which I am a member, to study the question of whether the township should go with a single garbage hauler or stay with the current system of six independent haulers. The ostensible purpose of the single hauler idea is to save roads. There are about 13 […]

Clarkston art award winners

Clarkston art award winners

Clarkston Art in the Alley (AIA) is a public installation featuring work by students attending Clarkston Community Schools. The art selected for Art in the Alley showcases a great breadth of medium, skill, creativity, and innovation. Student artists range from pre-K to 12th grade across all Clarkston schools. Art in the Alley was originally conceptualized […]

Township, firefighters reach historic, unanimous agreement

Independence Township and the township’s firefighters have achieved an historic labor contract. Their last agreement expired at the end of 2020, and the two sides’ efforts led to a new agreement, which runs through 2026, marked by final approval June 21 by the Township Board of Trustees. “This is a win-win-win contract,” said Township Fire […]

Fatal motorcycle accident

A Walled Lake man was fatally injured Friday, June 24, when the motorcycle he was driving struck a car that turned in front of him on Dixie Highway in Springfield Township. Paul Clish, 68, was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson south on Dixie near Hutchinson Drive shortly after 3 p.m. when a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox […]

Field trip for CJHS

Field trip for CJHS

Clarkston Junior High eighth grade graduates headed to Washington D.C. two weeks ago as part of the end of the school year’s activities. The students took in all the sights, including a fountain at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. Photo: Provided by Stacey Bousho

Cynthia Bauer, 65

Cynthia “Cindy” Bauer, of Clarkston, passed away at home surrounded by her family on June 22, 2022 at the age of 65. Wife of Gary, mother of Jordan (Micaella) Preuss, Jared (Amber) Preuss, Jon (Andrea) Bauer, and Justin (Aksana) Bauer, grandmother of Kalia, Lexie, Brody, Emma, Luke, and Kayden, daughter of Betty Jordan and James […]

COVID-19 Update – June 22, 2022

As of June 22, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: June 22: 48346: 5,744 cases (159 new), 68 deaths 48348: 6,264 cases (170 new), 41 deaths 48350: 1,918 cases (42 new), 13 deaths As compared to June 15: 48346: […]

Outstanding Optifest

Outstanding Optifest

Stephanie, Christian, Jarrod Jr., Peyton, Jade, and Jarrod Dingle, Sr., enjoy family time at Optifest last Saturday afternoon at Bay Court Park. More photos in this week’s print edition. Photos: Matt Mackinder