A Look Back for April 10, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1999
ZBA upholds planners’ denial of Holiday Inn:
The Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals upheld the planning commission’s decision to deny conceptual site plan approval, voting down a motion by chair Jeff McGee that would have returned the plan to planners for reconsideration at the April 7 meeting.
City stop signs will stay put: Around a dozen residents living on Miller and Glenburnie streets told the the Clarkston Police Chief to stop – stop the request to have stop signs removed from the interaction. Many of those residents got their wish on Monday night as the Clarkston city council decided to keep the two stop signs on Miller Road at the intersection with Glenburie in the city.
Aggressive Wolves sweep: Clarkston Varsity Baseball swept the twinbill from Grand Blanc, 13-7 and 7-4, in the first varsity games coached by Phil Price, who took over for longtime coach Roy “Pops” Warner. Price said he was very happy with the two wins, especially because Clarkston showed the aggression he wanted on the basepaths and capitalized on scoring chances. ”Overall, I’m very pleased with how we did,” he said. “Our baserunning won both games for us today. Being aggressive is our philosophy, and I know we might get thrown out sometimes because of that, but I want us to go all out after people.”

50 years ago – 1974
Supervisor faults plans for hard rock at Springfield park:
Reservations and opposition to a plan to bring a series of hard rock concerts to the Springfield Oaks Activities Center in Davisburg for the upcoming summer had been expressed by Springfield Township Supervisor Claude Trim. The announcement of the proposed series by Sunrise and Golden Goose Productions was made Sunday in The Detroit News. The paper quoted park manager Gerard Lacey and Southfield entrepreneur Mike Shobe as making plans for 20 concerts between May 26 and mid-September in the outdoor amphitheater at the park. Trim cited too many environmental problems as the basis of his opposition. “It’s an over exaggeration,” said County Park and Recreation Director Eric Reickel. “Someone’s thinking out loud.” Reickel added they did have James Gang booked for May and three other dates for rock concerts. “But we have no intention of placing rock concerts back-to-back at Springfield Oaks,” he said.
First time winner: Ms. Beth Sayles was a proud recipient of awards for outstanding creative work and quality at the 33rd Annual Professional Photographers of Michigan Convention. Sayles, daughter of Ms. Alice Sayles, owner of Sayles Studio on Dixie Highway. Her winning pictures were titled Precious, Jennifer, Vogue and Please! It was Beth’s first year entering the competition.
The mill stream: Brownie Troop 692 delivered 27 Easter baskets to Pine Knob Nursing Home on April 8. The baskets were made by the girls and in them they placed hand decorated eggs, candy and a small gift. The scouts also sang a few songs for them. The residents of the nursing home were real happy to see the girls.

75 years ago – 1949
School athletes honored Monday:
Over 200 attended the ninth annual athletic banquet sponsored by the Clarkston Rotary Club on Monday evening in the school gym. A very fine dinner was served after the singing of “America” and the invocation by the Reverend Walter C. B. Saxman. Robert L. Jones acted as toastmaster. The speaker of the evening was Walter “Wallis” Weber, freshman coach at the University of Michigan.
Clarkston locals: Dr. and Mrs. Don Stackable returned home on Wednesday after spending three days in Detroit where the doctor attended a dental convention.
The Hilltopper: The seventh grade science classes completed their study on fire. They had studied the nature, uses, hazards, control of fire and fire prevention rules. Some interesting reports made by the class members were on matches, conservation of fuel, better use of fuel, insulation of homes and solar heating.

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