COVID-19 Update – September 15, 2021

As of September 15, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: September 15: 48346: 2,592 cases (165 new), 45 deaths 48348: 2,717 cases (177 new), 22 deaths 48350: 753 cases (55 new), 10 deaths As compared to September 8: 48346: […]

Independence Township at impasse with no new supervisor elected

Independence Township at impasse with no new supervisor elected

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor The Independence Township Board of Trustees meeting on September 7 was Pat Kittle’s last as township supervisor after he announced his resignation and retirement this past summer, effective with the conclusion of the September 7 meeting. The board held a special meeting on August 26 to appoint a new […]

Cheering the Wolves

Cheering the Wolves

The Jungle, Clarkston High School students, made the trip to cheer on the CHS Varsity Football team to a 34-13 win last Friday night, September 10, at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills. More on the game in this week’s print edition of The Clarkston News. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Taking the oath

Taking the oath

New Independence Township Fire Chief David Piche is officially sworn in at the September 7 Board of Trustees meeting by Township Clerk Cari Neubeck. Photo provided

Trustee opening

Due to a vacancy, the Springfield Township Board will accept applications for an appointment to the office of township trustee with a term ending November 20, 2022. Candidates interested in completing the full term must run for election in the 2022 election cycle. To be considered, interested candidates need to submit a letter of interest […]

Springfield Township roadwork

Canadian National Railroad has pushed back the dates it will close Davisburg (Broadway) Road, from Dilley Road to Eaton Road, and Dilley Road, just south of Davisburg Road, in Springfield Township for railroad crossing repair work until later this month. The work was expected to start on September 3, but CN delayed the repairs. Davisburg […]

Remembering Mel Vaara

Remembering Mel Vaara

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Mel Vaara was described as “one-of-a-kind as a human being and as an educator” at his funeral by his good friend, Bob Burek. Vaara died August 26, 2021, at the age of 88. Burek, who knew Vaara for over 30 years, shared some his old friend’s values, […]

COVID-19 Update – September 8, 2021

As of September 8, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: September 8: 48346: 2,539 cases (133 new), 42 deaths 48348: 2,686 cases (171 new), 21 deaths 48350: 738 cases (42 new), 10 deaths As compared to September 1: 48346: […]

City hall vandalism

City hall vandalism

The new Clarkston City Hall public restroom was vandalized on Saturday, August 28, at approximately 4:45 p.m.  Among the damaged items was the sink being ripped off the wall. “We are reviewing security camera footage and working with the Oakland County Sheriff to charge the individuals responsible,” said Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith. Anybody with […]

Local business closing, to reopen as new eatery

Local business closing,  to reopen as new eatery

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Back in the July 14, 1933 edition of The Clarkston News, an announcement on Page 1 detailed a new business in town. “On Tuesday of this week, Hagele’s Market was purchased by Rudolf Schwarz, who will continue business in the present store at S. Washington and Main St. in Clarkston. […]

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