SCAMP cash

The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation board approved a grant last Friday in the amount of $2000 for the upcoming SCAMP parade and ice cream social on July 28, in addition to other summertime SCAMP events.

Hats off to the Clarkston Class of 2020!

Hats off to the Clarkston Class of 2020!

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor The 2019-20 school year for the Clarkston High School senior class was anything but normal, especially from the middle of March through last weekend. As school buildings closed in mid-March and all activities, including sports, prom, and everything else a senior looks forward to, the students and staff had […]

Governor announces plan to reopen schools for ’20-21 school year

Governor announces plan to reopen schools for ’20-21 school year

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict safety measures in place. The governor also announced that on June 30, she will release an executive order and a robust document called “Michigan’s Return to School Roadmap” that will provide details […]

Whitmer orders face masks continue to be worn in grocery stores, pharmacies through July 15

Whitmer orders face masks continue to be worn in grocery stores, pharmacies through July 15

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-126, which extends existing safety measures to protect consumers and employees at grocery stores and pharmacies. “Michigan has emerged as a national leader in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is more work to do to protect families from this virus. This executive order will help us continue […]

Library open, ready to serve local readers

Library open, ready to serve local readers

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Once the Clarkston Independence District Library closed March 16 due to the coronavirus crisis and being deemed a “place of accommodation,” library staff met two days over Zoom to discuss options moving forward with the new restrictions in place. Recently, the library has started to reopen in phases, with […]

A letter from the Publisher to our readers

Hello, For one and all, the last few months have been anything but fun. Physically, emotionally, economically, at home and in business, we all have taken a figurative beating. Readers know we were not ale to publish our community newspapers, The Clarkston News, Oxford Leader, Lake Orion Review and The Citizen, the first couple of […]

Independence Oaks opens beach

Two beaches, operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, will give residents respite from the heat this summer. Independence Oaks County Park will open its beach June 11. A second beach operated by the parks system, located within Groveland Oaks County Park, opens June 25 when that park and campground opens for the season. Both […]

Peacefully seeking justice, equality

Peacefully seeking justice, equality

Protesters chant their messages regarding racial equality in front of the Independence Township police substation, June 7. Photos by Matt Mackinder BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Alex Martinez moved away from Clarkston when he was 10 years old, and left town with sour feelings. He came back in what some see as an impactful […]

House committee approves Schroeder’s plan aimed at saving Michigan students from suicide

House committee approves Schroeder’s plan aimed at saving Michigan students from suicide

Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s ‘Save Our Students’ plan to help prevent suicides among Michigan’s young people is advancing in the state House of Representatives. Schroeder’s legislation would require schools that issue identification cards to include a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention hotline on each card for students in grades 6 through 12. The mission is to […]

Can/bottle drive

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s “Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids” program is running now through June 12. The program and Sheriff PAL program are teaming up to collect clean bottles and cans to raise money for its annual bike and helmet distribution to individuals in need of a bike across Oakland County. For more info, contact […]