Garden glory

Garden glory

Clarkston Garden Club President Diane Putvin, at left, and longtime member Marian Emery check out the Michigan Nursery and Landscaping Association Community Landscape Beautification Award sign the club was presented with last Tuesday, August 17. Photo provided by Joette Kunse

Anniversary No. 60 approaching for local couple

Anniversary No. 60 approaching for local couple

Local couple Patricia and Terrance Evans celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday, August 26. The Michigan State University graduates married in East Lansing on August 26, 1961.  They missed their first anniversary dinner when Pat was rushed to the hospital to deliver their son Mike at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing on August 26, 1962. […]

Clarkston man charged with threats toward governor

A Clarkston man faces jail time for sending threatening messages directed at Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday Kevin Dawe, 31, has been charged with two counts of malicious use of telecommunications services, misdemeanors each punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. The charges […]

Makeover for local playground

Makeover for local playground

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor The playground at Bay Court Park will soon be undergoing a facelift to make the popular park more conducive to contemporary standards. Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors has partnered with Genisys Credit Union to raise funds to build an accessible and inclusive playground at Bay Court Park. Playgrounds, […]

Roundabout construction starting Aug. 30

Roundabout construction starting Aug. 30

The Road Commission for Oakland County will enhance the safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Oakhill and Sashabaw roads on the border of Independence and Brandon townships by constructing a compact roundabout at the Independence/Brandon township border. The construction will start next Monday, Aug. 30, with the intersection closing on Wednesday, Sept. 1. […]

Nursing excellence award

Nursing excellence award

Kathryn Armstrong, of Clarkston, has been named winner of the Nightingale Award in the Oakland University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni category. She is currently employed at Beaumont Hospital at the Royal Oak campus Each of the 12 Nightingale Award winners receives a check for $1,000 and a solid bronze statue of Florence Nightingale, in addition to a Nightingale ceremonial […]

Community rallies around family after major storm

Community rallies around family after major storm

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Lisa Hanes had just purchased her new home on July 30 and was living in the Independence Woods manufactured home community with her daughter Eastyn. Early last Thursday morning, the storm that whipped through much of Oakland County produced a lightning strike hitting the gas meter on Hanes’ home […]

Taking the oath to serve

Taking the oath to serve

At the August 3 Independence Township Board of Trustees regular meeting, four of five new full-time township firefighters/paramedics hired in June were officially sworn in. Pictured, from left, are Caleb Harless, Aaron Grooms, Christian Iverson, and Chris Bageris. Not pictured is Brent Turner. Photo by IAFF Local 2629

COVID-19 Update – August 18, 2021

As of August 18, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: August 18: 48346: 2,416 cases (70 new), 41 deaths 48348: 2,531 cases (75 new), 20 deaths 48350: 697 cases (17 new), 10 deaths As compared to August 11: 48346: […]

Local couple celebrating 50th anniversary

Local couple celebrating 50th anniversary

Frank and Libby (Sterling) Liimatta, high school sweethearts, will reach a major milestone on August 20 when they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Celebrating with them are Andy and Karen Liimatta with grandchildren David, Bekah and Anna, of Ishpeming, Mich., and also Mary and Josh Arleth with grandchildren Iggy and Evey, of Portland, Mich. Frank […]