Scouts’ numbers rebounding well

Scouts’ numbers rebounding well

By Brandon Kathman Special to the Clarkston News Scouting programs in northern Oakland County’s Pontiac-Manito District have experienced an ongoing revival in the aftermath of COVID-19, with district-wide membership increasing by 8.5 percent over their year-end 2021 totals. According to Sr. District Executive Kevin Lauro, Oakland County’s North Star, Ottawa and Pontiac-Manito Districts collectively registered […]

Family seeking justice for familiar face

Family seeking justice for familiar face

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Christian Chambers has been a fixture in Clarkston his entire life. A 1993 graduate of Clarkston High School, Chambers can be seen on the sidelines for Clarkston varsity football games as an honorary “coach,” something cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped him from enjoying the past 35 years. Now, living in […]

Honoring those who have served our country

Honoring those who have served our country

Clarkston Junior High School held its annual Veterans Day Celebration and Reception on Nov. 14. Several Veteran teachers, mothers, fathers, grandfathers, and grandmothers were in attendance. The students also honored special guest Arsey L. Miller, of Clarkston, for his service in the Army during the Vietnam War. Student speakers at the event were ninth graders […]

Late sheriff’s deputy honored in township

Late sheriff’s deputy honored in township

Deputy Robert Loken was a 27-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office who passed away this past January after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Recently, Loken was recognized with a highway dedication in Independence Township. He was highly respected as a Master K9 Trainer throughout the law enforcement community. Friends and […]

Best friends

Best friends

Sophia Strutz, Magda Wierzbicka, Aviva Coventry, and Ana Wierzbicka, all second graders, celebrate Friendsgiving Nov. 14 at Andersonville Elementary. Photo: Stephanie Strutz

Meijer coming soon to township

Meijer coming soon to township

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor The Waldon Village II development in Independence Township took the next step in getting a Meijer store as part of the project when it was approved at the Nov. 15 Township Board of Trustees meeting. The market will be on the eastern portion of the development, which is on […]

Signs coming down

Signs coming down

In Clarkston, political signs must be removed no later than two weeks after the election. Any signs remaining two weeks after (Nov. 22) will be removed and discarded by the DPW staff. In Independence Township, signs must be taken down no later than three days after an election (Nov. 11 this year).

Police reports, Nov. 23, 2022

House fire On Nov. 4 at 5:04 p.m., the Independence Township Fire Department requested the assistance of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigations Unit in the 100 block of South River Drive for a residential structure fire that had occurred. No injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation. Bicyclist struck by vehicle On […]

New voice on school board as Love gains election with most votes

New voice on school board as Love gains election with most votes

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor In the election for two seats on the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education, Amanda Love (9,545 votes) and Cheryl McGinnis (incumbent, 8,713 votes) were voted in for the six-year terms. Greg Need (incumbent, 7,975), Christy Giampetroni (6,543), and Kathy Paul (2,422) did not gain enough votes for election. […]

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