COVID-19 Update – October 21, 2020

As of October 21, 2020, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 266 cases (63 new), 10 deaths 48348: 316 cases (80 new), 5 deaths 48350: 73 cases (21 new), 2 deaths As compared to October 14 statistics: 48346: […]

Clarkston icon ‘Ma’ Gibson remembered by many

Clarkston icon ‘Ma’ Gibson remembered by many

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Clarkston shed tears as a community last week upon hearing the news Barbara Gibson passed away on Oct. 11. Gibson retired from Clarkston Community Schools after a long career as an English teacher, but is probably best known in the community as “Ma” Gibson, the theater director […]

With Fort Clarkston shuttered, customers, owner disagree on refund process

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor When Fort Clarkston, a popular children’s party spot on Dixie Highway, closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, customers were reportedly left with no refunds after paying up front for gift cards and parties at the location. Owner Pam Rush disagrees. “Early in March, we put a deposit […]

Political statement

Political statement

With the U.S. Presidential Election coming up in less than two weeks, a group of area residents staged a rally on Oct. 12 near the intersection of Sashabaw and Waldon roads showing their support for the current U.S. President, Donald Trump. From all accounts, the rally was peaceful with no reported incidents. Photo provided by […]

Paying it forward

Paying it forward

Sgt. Sharon Schabel, a Patrol Sergeant in Independence Township, needed a little pick-me-up to get through her shift back on Oct. 8. These kind citizens paid for her milkshake at the McDonald’s at M-15 and Dixie Highway when they noticed her behind them in the drive-thru. “I was able to catch them to thank them,” […]

Special meeting

A special joint meeting of the Clarkston Planning Commission and the Historic District Commission will be held virtually tonight, October 21, at 7 p.m. to hear a proposal from a developer seeking to build a multi-family unit on the vacant property at Main Street and Waldon Road. No decisions will be made in the meeting […]

Tree trimming

The city is continuing to trim trees in the city easements, with the objective to reduce drooping branches that are blocking driver’s and pedestrian’s sightlines, reduce the risk of dead branches falling on people or cars, and eliminate branches that may be blocking the street lights causing safety concerns. 

Clarkston schools showing ‘impressive level of grace and grit’ adjusting to being back

It’s now been two weeks since Clarkston Community Schools reopened their doors to district buildings for staff and students. Clarkston Superintendent Shawn Ryan said he has been proud to see everyone involved make the adjustment back to face-to-face learning. “Not only does this mark seven months – nearly to the date – since all students […]

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