Academic honors

Daniel P. DeWitt, of Clarkston, and Mykala A. Wendt, of Davisburg, have been named to the Dean’s List at Grand Valley State University for the Spring-Summer 2020 semester, which concluded in August. To be on the Dean’s List, a student must have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. […]

CHS band takes to the brand-new turf

CHS band takes to the brand-new turf

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Gone are the days of the Clarkston High School Marching Band rehearsing in the dark in the school’s parking lot. These days, the students are enjoying a brand-new field on campus they first began using last week. The school’s soccer and lacrosse teams practice on the field during the […]

Letter to the Editor: Talking the upcoming elections

Dear Editor, Thank you to candidates at all levels who are conducting campaigns without attacks on their opponents. Many voters would like to see political ads from an incumbent that tell what he/she has done for constituents since being elected. Ads from challengers should spell out policies or different ideas being proposed. John James has […]

Letter to the Editor: Questioning the village finances

Dear Editor, It was obvious to anyone paying attention that the government for the City of the Village of Clarkston has little fiscal responsibility. On Monday, September 14, 2020, the city council again made it official with a unanimous vote to charge the residents and business owners more to cover the ongoing excessive, uncontrolled, and […]

Letter to the Editor: What can go wrong?

Dear Editor, Our Secretary of State (SOS), Jocelyn Benson, made the decision along with our Governor to mail out millions of unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Prior to this action, any voter could request an absentee ballot application, which adds a layer of protection that only the person that requests the application receives it. After taking […]

Healthy county

U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health, has ranked Oakland County No. 207 in its third annual Healthiest Communities rankings released this week. This year, the rankings are accompanied by new tools tracking COVID-19 data, as well as in-depth editorial analysis on […]

Self-defense class

Free four-hour self-defense classes are being offered in Oakland County, sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the iGroup Model and Talent Agency, the Miss Michigan America Organization, Oakland County Parks and Recreation, and Canterbury Village. Locally, one will be held this Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at […]

Junk disposal

Safely dispose of household hazardous waste this Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oakland County Service Center campus, located at 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac.

Road rage on Dixie

Back on Sept. 18, at approximately 5:11 p.m., Independence Township officers were called to the area of Dixie Highway and White Lake Road for a road rage incident and felonious assault. The caller reported a woman, a 34-year-old from Wixom, had been pepper sprayed or sprayed with mace during the incident. The victim reported a […]

Clarkston author, grad putting creativity into fantasy book series

Clarkston author, grad putting creativity into fantasy book series

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor When Emily Ziesmer was teenager, she would often read books and think to herself, “If I wrote the book, I would have done this instead of making that decision.” Fast forward a couple years and Ziesmer has penned two books with a third set to come out this Christmas […]