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 […]

A Look Back for March 21, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Spring break for CHS grad takes an alternative turn” Ashley Wilson, a 2002 Clarkston High School graduate, spent her freshman spring break from Michigan State University volunteering her time and services as an all girls orphanage in Mexico. “Non-violent offenders to produce community garden” A […]

A Look Back for March 14, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Schools cut $900,000” As part of their three-year spending reduction plan, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved Phase I of their budget reduction for the 2004 fiscal year. “$12 million road project debated” Who should pay for the upgrading of Sashabaw from a […]

A Look Back for March 7, 2018

15 years ago – 2003 “Another false bomb threat found in Clarkston Schools” Clarkston Community Schools dealt with another bomb threat, which was written on a toilet paper dispenser in the boys’ bathroom at Sashabaw Middle School. “A party in honor of Dr. Seuss” Erin Castillo, as the Cat in the Hat, reading with Kristina […]

A Look Back for February 28, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “No Child Left Behind legislation hot topic locally” Locals shared their thoughts on the federal government’s implementation of No Child Left Behind Act. Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Al Roberts said the concept behind the act was noble, but disagreed with the manner of implementation. […]

A Look Back for February 21, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Valentine’s Day spirit” Bailey Lake Elementary second grader Alex McIntosh shows off his heart-shaped holiday glasses in his classroom’s Valentine’s Day party. “Erin gets ‘good citizen’ award” Out of 600 seniors at Clarkston High School, Erin Browe received the Good Citizens Award, an honor from […]

A Look Back for February 14, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Preserving precious land one acre/development at a time” The North Oakland County Headwaters Land Conservancy acquired 78 acres of property for preservation with 63 of them in Independence and Springfield townships. “CHS students raise $700 for wheelchair basketball team” Clarkston High School students raised $700 […]

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 […]

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