A Look Back for May 23, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Grubs devastate lawns in older neighborhoods” Older subdivisions in Clarkston were under an epidemic of grubs. Denny Snell, senior manager of the garden store at Bordine Nursery, explained it was the European schafer beetle that was the main cause for destruction. “Student project helps build […]

A Look Back for May 16, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Officials go to school on elections” Clarkston Community Schools chose to administer the upcoming school election themselves rather than contract with the Independence Township Clerk’s office. “Fletcher named Teacher of the Year” Kim Fletcher, a math teacher at Clarkston High School, was shocked when she […]

A Look Back for May 9, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Boosters turn bond issue meeting into policy bashing session” While supporting quality education, most in attendance at a parent meeting joined school officials in criticizing federal and state programs designed to promote quality education. “Clarkston grad makes music in Northern Michigan” Clarkston High School graduate […]

A Look Back for May 2, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Locals must pay for storm cleanup” Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan State Police denied a request for assistance after the early April ice storm. The denial of state disaster funds didn’t not come as a surprise to local government officials, but it didn’t lessen […]

A Look Back for April 25, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Despite parent objections schools to continue ‘developmental days’” Clarkston Community Schools have generated concern and even anger from some parents with developmental days for teachers in grades Kindergarten through eighth. Officials believed the benefits outweighed the burdens. “Police to use Waterford Hills for driver training” […]

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 […]

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