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 community garden was set to spring at the McCord Farm because Judge Dana Fortinberry and Judge Michael Batchik from 52-2 District Court entered an agreement with Community Corrections to use non-violent offenders as a labor pool.
“Clarkston’s JV Prep team brings home championship title” Clarkston’s JV Prep hockey team claimed first place in Little Caesar’s Tier 1 Divisional playoffs with a 3-1 win over Farmington Hills JV team.
25 years ago – 1993
“Pouring pennies” Clarkston High School students raised money through dances, penny drive and more events for fellow student Jeremy Leach, who needed a bone marrow transplant for a chance to cure his leukemia.
“Library staff considers numerous changes in future” Despite budget cuts, Independence Township Library employees were looking forward to innovative changes. One change was the addition of a $100,000 automated library system with 17 terminals which would allow patrons to locate reference material by key word searching.
“Anderson first, Roughton third at finals” Jerry Anderson, a Clarkston High School senior competing in the 135-pound weight class in The MHSAA Class A Wrestling Individual Finals finished in first place. Jason Roughton finished in third place in the 145-pound weight class.
50 years ago – 1968
“Fire destroys Food Town” By the time firefighters made it to Food Town after 10:51 p.m. on March 18, the roof had already collapsed. Independence, Waterford and Lake Orion fire departments sent out nine trucks to put out the blaze.
“Round the town” A bridal shower was held for Mrs. Agathe Vines who married Mr. Ronnie Vinces on Feb. 11, 1968.
“Neighborhood honors helpers” Special recognition of people who helped the Girl Scout movement in Clarkston highlighted the sixth annual Mother-Daughter banquet of the Clarkston Neighborhood.