A Look Back for Jan. 31, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “New leadership changing 52-2 court” Judges Dana Fortinberry and Michael Batchik had new plans for new times at 52-2 District Court including accelerated docketing of domestic violence cases. “We can hopefully save some lives, prevent someone from being hurt and prevent children from being exposed […]

A Look Back for January 24, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Gaining insight to law at ‘teen court’” Law students from Clarkston High School participated in the Oakland County Teen Court at 52-2 District Court. They took on the identity of jurors, prosecuting and defense attorneys, bailiff and clerk. “A real life knight’s tale for engaged […]

A Look Back for January 17, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Independence officials get bigger raises than anticipated” The Independence Township supervisor, clerk and treasurer received a bigger raise than they expected at the township board meeting. In a memo to board members, Supervisor Dale Stuart recommended around a three percent increase for everyone. “NFL teacher […]

A Look Back for January 10, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Stuart looks to future” Independence Township Supervisor Dale Stuart looked ahead to 2003 and shared he was satisfied and proud of how 2002 went for the township. Stuart said he believed the government was efficiently run and did not foresee the township taking on additional […]

A Look Back for December 27, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Lighthouse helps out families in crisis” The Clarkston Lighthouse helped make the holiday more festive as they helped 698 families, including 1,147 children, with toys, clothing and food. “Clarkston Middle School Lego team goes to states” Ten Clarkston Middle School students in the FIRST Lego […]

A Look Back for December 20, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Commission shuts down Dixie project until April” A combination of cold weather and unexpected needs led to the Road Commission of Oakland County to postpone widening a portion of Dixie Highway until mid-April in 2003. “Deer escapes hunter, even after the kill” It was a […]

A Look Back for December 13, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Parents respond to $78 to $85 million bond application” Parents brought up concerns regarding student opportunities, class sizes, attendance boundaries at the elementary level, traffic and budget impact during two feedback sessions held by the Clarkston Community Schools as the district prepared a bond application […]

A Look Back for December 6, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Clarkston students star in upcoming ballet at high school” Clarkston residents were getting ready for the Lake Area Civic Ballet performance of “Nutcracker” at Clarkston High School with Emily Wiggins as Clara, Ashley Shaw as Columbine, and Stephanie Lang as the Snow Queen. “Reflective addresses […]

A Look Back for November 29, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Lighthouse gets big donation, still needs help” It was the Clarkston Middle School students to the rescue for Clarkston Lighthouse as the sixth, seventh and eighth graders donated 11,482 food items along with $2,249.59 to the charity just in time for Thanksgiving. “A time to […]

A Look Back for November 15, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Birdland up in arms – want to purchase property to stop development” The Concerned Citizens for Independence Township were taking a proactive approach to keep their neighborhood how it was. The group was looking into the option of buying a 25-acre parcel of land, at […]

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