COVID-19 app released

As part of the state’s continued efforts to slow the increasing spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) announced last week the statewide rollout of the COVID-19 exposure notification app MI COVID Alert. The anonymous, no cost and voluntary app lets […]

Suspected arson

Just after 8:30 p.m., officers and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Upland Drive in Independence Township, Nov. 11. The caller reported seeing flames at the rear of the vehicle but no one around the vehicle. Upon arrival, the rear of the vehicle was engulfed in flames. A witness told […]

Gift card scams

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Independence Substation is asking for assistance in preventing local citizens from becoming victims of fraudulent scams involving gift cards.  Criminals often target citizens, especially the elderly, by threatening them with a lien on their home, a warrant for arrest, or that a loved one may be in trouble, according to […]

Lawrence Day, 73

Lawrence (Larry) A. Day passed away October 22, 2020 in Mesa, Ariz., at the age of 73. Larry was born in Detroit. He lived in Clarkston and attended Clarkston High School before joining the U.S. Army, where he served in Germany. He moved to Waterford to raise a family. He was manager of Food Town […]

John Drogosch, 77

John (“JD”) Drogosch, of Waterford, passed away November 10, 2020 at the age 77. Father of Amanda (Tom) Wagner and Mike Drogosch, grandpa of Mia and Cash, brother of Peggy (Shirley), Richard (Jan), late James Jr. (Nancy), late Daniel (Dori) and Christopher (Anne). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John graduated from De La […]

Gravestone cleaning

Gravestone cleaning

Dave Carter of Carter’s Cemetery Preservation Company demonstrated how to wash gravestone and monuments with a group of 22 community volunteers at Lakeview Cemetery, Oct. 24. The gravestone cleanings are part of the Lakeview Cemetery preservation project partnering the Sashabaw Plains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Preservation Clarkston and the township to repair cemetery […]

DTE holiday lights

Coming this week to DTE Energy Music Theatre – “Magic of Lights,” a spectacular 1.5-mile drive-thru holiday lights display using the latest LED technology and digital animations, including the all new Blizzard Tunnel as well as 12 Days of Christmas, Winter Wonderland and The Night Before Christmas. The display runs November 13 through January 2. […]

Local government elections yield little change

Local government elections yield little change

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Last week, local voters took to the polls and absentee voting to give the nod to their candidates in the City of the Village of Clarkston, Independence Township, and Springfield Township. When all was said and done, most incumbents were re-elected, save for one change with the Board of […]