From The Clarkston News archives
15 years ago – 2004
“Independence Township to revisit sound ordinance” Noise problems in Deer Valley subdivision had the Independence Township Board of Trustees revisiting the sound ordinance after residents packed the board meeting to voice concern about individuals renting property to use motorcross bikes.
“Resident learns new way to be a homemaker” Sue Sajdak wanted a new house, so she decided to build it herself. On encouragement from her husband, Bob, she took a class through Clarkston Community Education to earn her builder’s license, then supervised construction of her family’s Independence Township home.
“Baseball team starts 5-0” The Clarkston Varsity Baseball opened the spring season with five wins before they went on spring break.
25 years ago – 1994
“Cash flow woes means schools must borrow” For the first time in a decade, Clarkston Schools found it necessary to borrow a cash flow problems for 1994-1995, due to schedule of expected payments from the state, the district would run out of money by August.
“It’s lambing time” New life was arriving by ones and twos at Bellairs Hillside Farm as lambs were being born. The season lasted about three weeks and the lambs ranged in size from 6-12 pounds.
“Wine and dine Italian to help Depot Park” Mickey MacWilliams and Dianne Pullan wanted to make a difference in the community and chose Depot Park as their focus. They organized a Taste of Italy night to race money for the playground at the park.
50 years ago – 1969
“Renew friendship started in student exchange program” Ken Winship, of Snowapple, welcomed Harry Falkenberg, of Germany, to his home. The friendship began in the summer of 1957 when Winship was chosen to go to Germany.
“New rec director has training to go with the job” Bob Wilkinson, the new director of the summer recreation program for Independence, was already on the job lining up little league baseball games and trying to find diamonds for them to play on.
“Around the town” It was a surprise for their lives for Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stanley, of Sashabaw Road, as they opened to the door to their home and were bowled over with 25th wedding anniversary well wishers.