COVID-19 Update – June 29, 2022

As of June 29, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: June 29: 48346: 5,764 cases (105 new), 68 deaths 48348: 6,295 cases (123 new), 41 deaths 48350: 1,932 cases (42 new), 13 deaths As compared to June 22: 48346: […]

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

From left, Brooke Bond and Keira Tolmie take their turn on the slip and slide during last week’s softball camp at Clarkston High School. More photos on page 16 of this week’s print edition. Photo: Wendi Reardon Price

Reflecting on 50 years of Pine Knob memories

Reflecting on 50 years of Pine Knob memories

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Last Saturday marked 50 years since David Cassidy took the stage for the first-ever concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre. Marking the anniversary was the 99.5 WYCD Hoedown, highlighted by the country duo of Brooks and Dunn being the featured act. On the Clarkston News’ Facebook page, we asked […]

Upcoming township roadwork projects

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads in Independence Township between June 24 and July 1 or may start shortly thereafter. Mann Road, from Floretta Street to Clintonville Road, on the Independence Township and Waterford Township border, is being closed for culvert removal and replacement. The project […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Quartet of candidates up for township supervisor

Coming up in August, the state primary election will be held with Independence Township getting in on the action. Four candidates – Jose Aliaga, Paul Brown, Gerald Fisher, and Mark Petterson – have announced their candidacy for township supervisor. Fisher took over as supervisor last October after Pat Kittle retired last July. Aliaga and Brown […]

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