Superintendent says current COVID-19 numbers cause for concern

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor In his March 19 communication to Clarkston Community Schools families, Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan said he wanted to provide the “full picture” of where the district is in terms of current COVID-19 rates and resulting quarantines in CCS heading into the last week before spring break. “We are seeing […]

Local food pantry helping out families, individuals in need

Local food pantry helping out families, individuals in need

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor In times of need, communities like Clarkston seem to always step up to help their neighbors. This has never been more evident than with the free food pantry roadside at 7058 Ridgewood Road, just north of Big Lake Road off of Clark Road, and south of I-75. The pantry […]

SCAMP a go for summer 2021

Clarkston SCAMP will begin taking applications online for this summer’s camp, beginning Monday, April 5. “We are excited to have SCAMP back this year,” said Aimee Baker, executive director. “We are excited to have our campers back. “We are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible.” SCAMP will run Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. […]

COVID-19 Update – March 17, 2021

As of March 17, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: March 17: 48346: 1,470 cases (95 new), 26 deaths 48348: 1,532 cases (100 new), 11 deaths 48350: 417 cases (22 new), 7 deaths As compared to March 10: 48346: […]

White Lake Road guardrail?

After two accidents in the last year, the city was asked to investigate the possibility of installing a guardrail on the curve of White Lake Road where it becomes South Holcomb Road.  The Road Commission for Oakland County, which owns the roadway, does not feel that a guardrail is warranted, but the city is now […]



Lucky, a dog who lives with its owners on North Holcomb Road, wandered out on to the thawing Mill pond last Friday and was scared to come back. Independence Township Fire Department engineers Todd Wieckowski (pictured) and Matt Decker helped rescue the dog, who was unharmed. Photo provided

Local re-elected

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission elected its 2021 officers at its Jan. 13, 2021 regular meeting, and. J. David VanderVeen, of Clarkston, was re-elected as vice chairman. He is director of Oakland County Central Services and serves as Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter’s representative on the commission.

Concrete award

The city of Clarkston has been honored with an Award of Excellence from the Michigan Concrete Association for the design and quality of installation of the new city hall driveway and parking area. The plaque, appropriately made of concrete, will be displayed in the office lobby.

Joining the committee

John Williamson, store manager of the Great Lakes Ace Hardware store manager on Sashabaw Road, joined the My Habitat Clarkston Steering Committee, replacing Pastor Dan Whiting of Clarkston Community Church, who recently retired. Williamson has been in hardware store management for 45 years and at the Great Lakes Ace Clarkston store for the past seven […]

New ownership for downtown Clarkston building

New ownership for downtown Clarkston building

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer The windows are covered at 5 South Main Street in downtown Clarkston as new owners Robert Esshaki and Christopher Thomas take over what was once home of The Clarkston News. “It felt like it was time,” said Jim Sherman, Jr., The Clarkston News publisher and former building […]