A Look Back for August 16, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Board asked for $26 million” Despite seeing a new township hall voted down in the primary election, the Independence Township Board was planning to ask for a more expensive proposal on the November ballot. They planned to put township hall on it as well as […]

A Look Back for August 9, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Local communities hit hard by state cuts” Local communities were hit hard when Governor John Engler made revenue-sharing cuts. Independence Township was estimated to lose $704,117; Springfield Township, $72,327; and Clarkston, $32,681. “Clarkston High graduate leads the marketing way” Amanda Hall finished training at Eastern […]

A Look Back for August 2, 2017

15 years ago – 2002 “Local students soar to college with help from Eagles” Four local students received a little support from the Clarkston Eagles on their way to college with a $750 scholarship from the group. It was the first time the Eagles gave out scholarships. “Cedar Crest drummers entertain SCAMP students” Eight students […]

A Look Back for July 12, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Inspired by many, and many inspired by her” Teachers and students touched by Linda Denstaedt, a 34-year teacher and K-12 writing director in Clarkston Community Schools, shared their stories as Denstaedt headed into retirement. “Churches form partnership to build Habitat home” St. Daniel Catholic Church […]

A Look Back for July 5, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Schools shorten days for teacher training” Despite objections by some parents and even Clarkston Community School Board members, a plan to periodically shorten elementary and middle school days for teachers was adopted for the district. “Hennessy takes to the friendly skies to fulfill dream” For […]

A Look Back for June 28, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Changing school times for ‘teacher development’ in the works” Clarkston Community Schools were mulling over a concept for the future for shortened days for teacher development which left some parents upset and educators pleased. “Plastic company enjoying tenth anniversary in Clarkston” Chase Plastics in Clarkston […]

A Look Back for June 21, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Clarkston above average” While Clarkston Community Schools scored above average for the Winter 2002 Michigan Education Assessment Program, they saw dips in some area. Six of the seven elementary schools had scores decrease in writing and three of the elementary schools had a decrease in […]

A Look Back for June 14, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Ellis Barn to stay in Springfield” Ellis Barn, a piece of Springfield Township’s history, would stay in the area. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department received a state grant to move the barn from Dixie Highway to Springfield Oaks County Park. “Local band set […]

A Look Back for June 7, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “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 […]

A Look Back for May 31, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Let’s honor veterans and learn from them” Clarkston resident Leon Sawyer said he was full of history because he lived it. He was one of 16 million men and women who served in World War II and honored on Memorial Day. He shared experiences he […]

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