From The Clarkston News archives
15 years ago – 2003
“Residents enjoy Labor Day parade” Despite some rain, more than 1,500 people crowded the streets of downtown Clarkston to see the Clarkston Rotary Labor Day parade. A total of 44 different groups participated in the parade and local business man Ken Winship served as the grand marshall.
“Clarkston officer to MADD award” Officer Alan Kitzens was nominated for the M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Lifesaving Award by Chief Ernest Combs of the City of the Village of Clarkston Police Department.
“Clarkston football opens season with win against Groves” The Clarkston Varsity Football team started their 2003 season with a 37-19 win over Birmingham Groves. They scored on a 3-yard pass from Sam Palace to Kyle Rademacher to cap off their opening drive.
25 years ago – 1993
“Boosters raise $55,000 so far for London Band tour” Of their $250,000 goal, Clarkston Band Boosters had raised more than 20 percent for the Clarkston High School Marching Band to perform in the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s New Year’s Parade in London.
“Fourth-generation quilter shares art” Sue Reeves began quilting before she even began school. Reeves’ mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all practiced the art of quilting. Reeves was set to teach her craft during the fall in sessions for Clarkston Community Education.
“Wolves start hoop season with two wins” The Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team used defense to win their first two games of the season against Lakeland and West Bloomfield.
50 years ago – 1968
“Contracts bring $400,000 increase” After four and a half hours of mediation, the Board of Education and Clarkston Education Association agreed on a contract just in time for school to begin.
“Holiday parade” Parade marshall Bob Jones made good use of a golf cart in the Clarkston Rotary sponsored Labor Day parade.
“Going to med school” Richard John Gorman was one of 112 freshmen to register and attend orientation at Kansas City (Missouri) College of Osteopathy and Surgery. All freshmen had undergraduate degrees.