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 services.
“Fun in the snow” Springfield Plains Elementary fifth graders Whitney Bedor, Alayna Zielinski and Erica Zentner stayed warm while they played in the snow during recess.
“Local artist excited to bring work to Independence Library” Clarkston resident Hugh Murphy was enthused about having his art displayed at the Independence Township Library meeting room. The former automotive industry technical illustrator spent about 10 hours a week working on his art.
25 years ago – 1993
“Most MEAP scores down from 1991” The recent test results from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program had Clarkston Schools officials a little concerned. The results for 1992 were down from 1991 in science and essential reading in all grade levels tested.
“The ‘King’ visits Clarkston” Elvis was sighted in Clarkston as the Clarkston post office kicked off the commemorative Elvis stamp campaign. Festivities kicked off at noon with 25-30 people already in line. The post office was initially issued 40,000 Elvis stamps to sell.
“Win streak continues as lineup changes” Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach Dan Fife had used at least five different lineups in the Wolves first seven games and it was paying off as the boys defeated Lake Orion, 50-42 to put their record 5-2.
50 years ago – 1968
“John Bennett has sculpture showing” Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bennett of Dixie Highway were in New York City to view the one-man showing of sculpture works by their son, John, in the Fischbach Gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan.
“Clarkston bombs Holly” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team defeated Holly, 60-46, for the last time the Wolves would play Holly in the league, as the rivals would be moving to a new league.
“Notes on the Orchard” Ann Fairse celebrated her fifth birthday with 11 friends as they played games and enjoyed ice cream and birthday cake.