Clarkston couple faces jail after gun incident

Clarkston couple faces jail after gun incident

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor An incident during a night out getting dinner at a local restaurant wound up with two Clarkston residents being charged with a felony that could see them do four years behind bars. Jillian Deanne Wuestenberg, 32, and her husband, Eric Peter Wuestenberg, 42, were both arraigned last week at […]

Independence Township takes time to celebrate America!

Independence Township takes time to celebrate America!

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE: From left to right, Macy Rumble, Willa Rumble, Carter Robinson, Isaiah Rumble and Camo the Corgi take in the Independence Township fireworks display, which took place from the top of the Pine Knob ski hill, from the Spring Lake South subdivision, July 3. Photo by Susan Robinson

New city council members

With the recent resignations of councilpersons David Marsh and Scott Reynolds, Ed Bonser and Gary Casey were unanimously approved at the June 22 council meeting. Bonser and Casey will fill the open seats until the Nov. 3 election, when voters will select replacements for the remainder of Marsh’s and Reynolds’ two-year terms, ending in Nov. […]

Is downtown Main Street traffic too dangerous?

Is downtown Main Street traffic too dangerous?

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor If you’ve ever been on Main Street in downtown Clarkston, you’ll notice the sights, the smells … and the heavy truck traffic. City officials want to see if something can be done to alleviate what some call a problem. At the end of March, Paul Ajegba, director of the […]

Optimists leaving mark on city, Depot Park, with more on the way

Optimists leaving mark on city, Depot Park, with more on the way

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As parks across the city are now open with families visiting on a regular basis, there is one new addition to Depot Park. On top of the playscape at Depot Park, the Optimist International logo is now part of the scenery. The playscape was installed last summer and the […]

Announcement from the publisher

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Clarkston parks safely reopen for public access, part of ‘new normal’

Clarkston parks safely reopen for public access, part of ‘new normal’

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern As part of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stages of opening back up the state of Michigan, community parks are now open. The Clarkston area is home to people of various ages, including young children. After being confined to their homes since early March because of the Stay Home, Stay Safe […]

Churches opening across town, safety precautions now in place

Churches opening across town, safety precautions now in place

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Churches all across Michigan are planning ways to safely resume in-person services after livestream and Zoom adaptations including right here in Clarkston. An obstacle faced within the church community was the separation of the family and personal feeling that went along with the weekly services. Pastor Paul Undlin, at […]

More trees in Clarkston, says mayor

More trees in Clarkston, says mayor

Clarkston Mayor Eric Haven is hoping to launch a campaign encouraging residents to plant trees on the city easement in front of their homes in Clarkston. “Nancy and I did this several years ago in front of our house and received a tax deduction for it,” Haven said. “Annually, the city removes trees around the […]

Clarkston Census completion rate almost 80 percent

Clarkston residents are well above the state average for completing the 2020 Census. As of June 30, Clarkston’s completion rate was 78 percent, compared to the 68 percent across Michigan. Nationally, the completion rate was 61.8 percent. Updated results are available at www.2020census.gov/en/response-rates.   The Census takes just a few minutes to fill out and also […]

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