COVID-19 Update – January 19, 2022

As of January 19, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: January 19: 48346: 4,493 cases (861 new), 53 deaths 48348: 4,953 cases (935 new), 30 deaths 48350: 1,522 cases (284 new), 12 deaths As compared to January 12: 48346: […]

What’s old is new again: Pine Knob regains former name

What’s old is new again: Pine Knob regains former name

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor While last week’s announcement that DTE Energy Music Theatre is reverting back to its former name, Pine Knob Music Theatre, many locals never called the venue by its name that it had been known by since January 2001. The change back to Pine Knob comes with new partners, United […]

Fire chief elated with new bill protecting firefighters

Fire chief elated with new bill protecting firefighters

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Governor Gretchen Whitmer in early December signed House Bill 4171, which will extend compensation benefits to more Michigan firefighters who were injured as a result of their service in the line of duty. House Bill 4171 would amend the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act to include forest fire officers, and fire/crash officers under the […]

Troopers make arrest in non-fatal I-75 shooting

Troopers make arrest in non-fatal I-75 shooting

BY DAVID FLEET Special to the Clarkston News A suspect is in custody following an alleged shooting on north I-75 near the East Holly Road Exit 98 in Springfield Township. At 12:10 p.m., January 7, Michigan State Police from the Metro Detroit Post responded to a non-fatal shooting. According to MSP reports, a male driver […]

City road paving projects

At the last Clarkston City Council meeting on January 10, a public meeting was held with design engineer Jeff O’Brien from the Road Commission of Oakland County and city engineer Melissa Coatta from Hubbell, Roth and Clark to discuss paving plans for Clarkston Road. “For a few reasons, it is not feasible to install storm […]

Peachy green

Peachy green

Clarkston High School graduates turned Michigan State Dance Team member Katelyn Gerard (Class of 2019) and Spartans kicker Stephen Rusnak (Class of 2021) celebrate a 31-21 MSU victory over the University of Pittsburgh at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photo provided by Tammy Gerard

Library getting tech upgrade

Library getting tech upgrade

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor The Clarkston Independence District Library is starting a new program called “Meet Your eLibrary” that will prompt the extensive eResources available through the library. As libraries are no longer warehouses where store books are stored, they instead have become a portal to multiple types of media. To kickstart this […]

Line of the times

Line of the times

Vehicles line up last Friday, January 7, for COVID-19 tests at the M-15 Family Medical Center just north of town on the east side of M-15 between I-75 and Amy Drive. Drone photo provided by Diana Casetti

Flying into retirement following milestone career

Flying into retirement following milestone career

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor After nearly 55 years, it’s finally time for retirement for J. David VanderVeen. VanderVeen, an Independence Township resident who oversees Oakland County International Airport, retired from the county last week after serving three elected county executives. Not only does he hold the record for years of employment at the […]

Back on stage

Back on stage

Clarkston Village Players presents the comedy “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” weekends from Jan. 7-22.  The play is about a love triangle where the wife, her lover, and her husband all plot (unsuccessfully!) to murder each other. Pictured, from left, is Steve Sanger as Dr. Mitchell Lovell, William Jones as Paul Miller, and Jess Agnew […]

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