COVID-19 Update – January 12, 2022

As of January 12, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: January 12: 48346: 4,212 cases (681 new), 53 deaths 48348: 4,692 cases (806 new), 30 deaths 48350: 1,440 cases (247 new), 12 deaths As compared to January 5: 48346: […]

Freeway shooting

One man ended up in serious condition and the northbound lanes of I-75 were closed last Friday, January 7, after a shooting in Springfield Township near Exit 98. A suspect was arrested Monday and detectives believe the shooting was not random. According to Michigan State Police, the man was driving northbound just after noon when […]

Stolen vehicle

Back on December 22 at 8:25 p.m., deputies responded to the Shell gas station, 6480 Sashabaw Road, on the report of a stolen automobile. Upon arrival, deputies met with the complainant, a 23-year-old Independence Township man, who stated he had parked at the gas station, leaving the vehicle running, unlocked with the keys in the […]

Sentenced for sexual misconduct

Sentenced for sexual misconduct

At a sentencing hearing over Zoom from Oakland County Circuit Court on Dec. 20, Noah Koop, a 20-year-old man from Clarkston, told Judge Daniel O’Brien that he “wasn’t being sneaky and didn’t force the situation” on two girls, which led to criminal sexual conduct charges against him. He claimed he didn’t know the victims were […]

Wrapping up the holidays

Wrapping up the holidays

Holiday shenanigans took place Deer Lake-style over the last few weeks as local residents soaked up the last few days of the Christmas season. ABOVE: Clarkston resident Jerry Hill dressed up as Santa Claus and took to a paddleboard on Deer Lake on Christmas afternoon, Dec. 25. BELOW: On December 27, the latest version of […]

COVID-19 Update – January 5, 2022

As of January 5, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: January 5: 48346: 4,022 cases (550 new), 53 deaths 48348: 4,478 cases (665 new), 30 deaths 48350: 1,377 cases (198 new), 12 deaths As compared to December 29: 48346: […]

Mural project to remember Oxford victim, former CCS student

Mural project to remember Oxford victim, former CCS student

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Madisyn Baldwin attended Clarkston Community Schools through the 2020-21 year, transferring to Oxford High School for her senior year. Tragically, she was one of four victims in the November 30 school shooting. Aidan Hepler wants to make sure his friend is never forgotten. “Madisyn was a good friend of […]

Second half of 2021: NHL dreams, changes in local government

Second half of 2021: NHL dreams, changes in local government

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer As we turn the calendar to 2022, let’s take a look back at the top stories from the second half of the year from The Clarkston News during 2021. July 7 Home of the brave: Independence Township honored local veterans with a free pancake breakfast at the […]

Ready for Christmas

Ready for Christmas

Students in Beth Rogers’ fifth grade class at Pine Knob Elementary show off the Christmas tree ornaments they all made during the school’s holiday parties on December 16. See more photos inside this edition. More photos from CCS holiday parties by Matt Mackinder and Wendi Reardon Price in this week’s print edition of The Clarkston […]

Changes on Main Street highlight 2021 year in review

Changes on Main Street highlight 2021 year in review

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As we turn the calendar to 2022, let’s take a look back at the top stories from the pages of The Clarkston News during 2021. January 6 Heroic holiday rescue at DTE What could have been a tragic situation turned into a nine-year-old girl’s life being saved last month […]