From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1996
“Train ignites dry fields” A fire along the Grand Trunk Western Railroad line in southern Independence Township and on into Springfield Township was probably caused by sparks flying from an overheated wheel. Independence Fire Chief Gar Wilson said the problem is not uncommon and has caused fires before along the same stretch.
“Student wins sewing contest” Clarkston High School freshman Rachel Grain’s jacket was judged most creative among 15 entries in a sewing contest at the Minnesota Fabrics store in Waterford.
“Young gymnast helps team to title” Clarkston’s Brett Shader, 8, helped the Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester to a state title in the Class 6 division. Shader won a bronze medal on the pommel horse.
50 years ago – 1971
“Downtown loitering stirs populace” Village residents attended the council meeting asking the ordinance prohibiting loitering on sidewalks be enforced. Downtown merchants joined in adding loitering had caused them to lose business and customers had a hard time entering buildings.
“Students rate high in industrial competition” Clarkston High’s industrial arts students placed in ten of the 13 of 14 categories they entered. There were six first place finishes; five second place finishes and two third place finishes.
“Around town” Mrs. Forrest Jones of North Holcomb spent the week celebrating her 80th birthday. The celebrating included dinner with the Glick family, a trip to the Chuck Wagon in Dryden, and a party with friends and relatives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jones.
75 years ago – 1946
“’Green Acres’ to open in June” “Green Acres” an Independence Township landmark and a site admired by all who visit Clarkston and by motorists who pass through town was sold to Mrs. DeCary. She hoped to have the dining room and sleeping rooms ready for guests in June.
“Andersonville news” The Andersonville PTA met and plans were made for a white elephant rummage sale and a bake sale for May.
“Clarkston locals” Mrs. A. B. Wompole returned home by plane from San Leandro, California, after enjoying about ten weeks with her relatives there.