A Look Back for June 20, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Schools hike salaries” Even before the results of the school election were known, the Clarkston Board of Education voted on Monday, June 9 to raise salaries for all employee groups at least two percent for the 2003-2004 school year. “Cardinal Adam Maida visits Everest Academy” […]

A Look Back for June 13, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “’Yes’ to $83 million bond, Miller, Koval” Cheers filled the Independence Elementary cafeteria as news broke that voters approved both an $83.7 million bond proposal and restoration of the full 18-mill non-homestead property tax. Voters also selected Tony Miller and John W. Koval for two […]

A Look Back for June 6, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Click it or Ticket in Clarkston” In an effort to increase seatbelt usage, law enforcement agencies were in midst of a state-wide two-week enforcement zone pilot project. The results of a four hour span in Clarkston’s Click It or Ticket were high with 67 traffic […]

A Look Back for May 23, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Grubs devastate lawns in older neighborhoods” Older subdivisions in Clarkston were under an epidemic of grubs. Denny Snell, senior manager of the garden store at Bordine Nursery, explained it was the European schafer beetle that was the main cause for destruction. “Student project helps build […]

A Look Back for May 16, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Officials go to school on elections” Clarkston Community Schools chose to administer the upcoming school election themselves rather than contract with the Independence Township Clerk’s office. “Fletcher named Teacher of the Year” Kim Fletcher, a math teacher at Clarkston High School, was shocked when she […]

A Look Back for May 9, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Boosters turn bond issue meeting into policy bashing session” While supporting quality education, most in attendance at a parent meeting joined school officials in criticizing federal and state programs designed to promote quality education. “Clarkston grad makes music in Northern Michigan” Clarkston High School graduate […]

A Look Back for May 2, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Locals must pay for storm cleanup” Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan State Police denied a request for assistance after the early April ice storm. The denial of state disaster funds didn’t not come as a surprise to local government officials, but it didn’t lessen […]

A Look Back for April 25, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Despite parent objections schools to continue ‘developmental days’” Clarkston Community Schools have generated concern and even anger from some parents with developmental days for teachers in grades Kindergarten through eighth. Officials believed the benefits outweighed the burdens. “Police to use Waterford Hills for driver training” […]

A Look Back for April 18, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Community thaws; cleanup continues” Recent warmth made the early April ice storm seem like old news, but it’s effect was real for residents and businesses owners alike as it would take up to two weeks to clean up after the storm. “Students offer art for […]

A Look Back for March 28, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Powers named Teacher of the Year” Tears flowed as members of the Clarkston Foundation named Springfield Plains Elementary teacher Susan Powers as Teacher of the Year. “Mrs. Powers has this unique talent and ability to capture her students eagerness and willingness to read, write and […]

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