Local soldier balancing Army life with motherhood

Local soldier balancing Army life with motherhood

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor When U.S. Army Capt. Justine Bolten found out she was pregnant in August of 2020, like most women, she was filled with happiness and joy. However, there was an underlying feeling of anxiousness about this new chapter in her life. “It felt like I was just starting my career, […]

Great night for a concert

Great night for a concert

Air Margaritaville performs as the featured act during the season’s first Concerts in the Park, which was held last Friday, June 10, at Depot Park. More photos in this week’s print edition of the Clarkston News. Photo: Matt Mackinder

Time for summer

Time for summer

Fifth grade students from Independence Elementary celebrate the end of the school year with a day of fun at Independence Oaks last Wednesday, June 8. More photos inside this week’s print edition of the Clarkston News. Photo: Matt Mackinder

Maybee Road resurfacing starts this week

Maybee Road, from Dixie Highway to Clintonville Road, will be resurfaced, starting this week. Maybee will remain open to traffic, though there will be lane closures with traffic directed by flaggers. Motorists should expect delays. Additionally, Dixie traffic will be prohibited from turning onto eastbound Maybee during the work. Westbound Maybee traffic will be able […]

Clarkston students show off teamwork on national level

Clarkston students show off teamwork on national level

By Michael Dargay Special to the Clarkston News Late last month, the International Global Finals Destination Imagination Tournament was held in Kansas City, Mo., and the North Sashabaw Busy Bees team was there to participate in the incredible experience. The team presented its Central Challenge technical challenge solution to a group of international appraisers and […]

COVID-19 Update – June 15, 2022

As of June 15, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the three Clarkston ZIP codes: June 15: 48346: 5,734 cases (186 new), 68 deaths 48348: 6,254 cases (175 new), 41 deaths 48350: 1,912 cases (44 new), 13 deaths As compared to June 8: […]

Main Street paving, Clarkston social district

According to Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith, the repaving of Main Street through the city is now complete, with the exception of some restriping of the crosswalks and parking spaces. “Our thanks to MDOT and Ajax paving for a job well done,” said Smith. “Next up, Clarkston Road.” Also from Smith, the city’s Social District […]

July 4 parade a go

July 4 parade a go

After not having a Fourth of July parade since 2019, the event is returning to Main Street this year. The 2022 parade is being organized by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club, Mt. Zion Church, St. Daniel Knights of Columbus, Independence Township, and the City of the Village of Clarkston. Awards will be presented for best […]

PKE teacher garners annual honors, car

PKE teacher garners annual honors, car

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor The hometown teacher has claimed the top award. Allison Stoyek, a Social Emotional Learning teacher at Pine Knob Elementary School the past six years and 2006 Clarkston High School graduate, was named the Clarkston Foundation Teacher of the Year last week, adding a two-year lease of a vehicle of […]

Optifest event on tap

Optifest event on tap

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Bay Court Park will be the place to be on June 18. Optifest will be heading to the park that day for what the Clarkston Area Optimist Club hopes will be its new annual signature event. “Since most of COVID seems to be behind us, what better than having […]