A Look Back for February 7, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2003
“Baby born on kitchen floor” When Andrea Schroeder’s contractions went from eight to two minutes apart, she and husband, Mark, didn’t have enough time to get to the hospital. Their baby girl, Grace, was born on the kitchen floor of their home on Jan. 16.
“Where the party at?” Young adults looking for a night of fun in an alcohol-free setting had a place in Clarkston they could turn to at Club 5529 at the Clarkston Christian Association building. The club offered a coffee bar, billiards room and dancing.
“Skiers roll into divisional action on winning note” Clarkston ski teams were heading into divisional competitions on all cyclinders after defeating Rochester and Bloomfield Hills and remaining undefeated for the season with a 8-0 record.

25 years ago – 1993
“Clarkston bond issues passes” Voters approved the Clarkston Community Schools bond issue 3,444 to 2,646 for a new elementary school in Springfield Township, renovations and repairs to existing buildings, and upgrading the level of technology via computer labs at all the schools.
“New postmaster hired for Clarkston office” The Clarkston post office gained a new postmaster, Richard Neal of Detroit, to replace former Postmaster Mickey Gonzalez retired in October 1992. Neal was sworn in with 28 other postmasters at a mass ceremony in Warren.
“Confetti crazy” A shower of confetti, courtesy of the Clarkston High School student section, began after Nick Shires scored the first basket in the Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball’s win over Brandon, 82-55.

50 years ago – 1968
“Planning group discusses use of new recreation area” An informal meeting of the Independence Township Planning Commission, board clerk and building inspector and someone the County Parks and Recreation Division as they discussed 337 acres surrounding Crooked Lake recently purchased by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
“Wrestling team wins” The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team, coached by Max Inman, won their fourth consecutive match with a 22-19 win over Avondale.
“Round the town” Ronnie and Barbara Kidd, ages 10 and four, returned home from the hospital after having their tonsils removed.

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