From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1997
“Library celebrates fifth” The Independence Township Library was swirling with activity while there was a Friends of the Library preview to the used book sale and in another room many celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of the library building.
“Science comes alive” For the whole day, North Sashabaw Elementary students took part in six 45-minute workshops they had chosen from a long list of possibilities, which was sponsored by the PTO.
“Boasting comes back to haunt Orion” The Clarkston Track and Field teams posted big wins. The boys defeated West Bloomfield, 79-49, and Lake Orion, 79-49 after the Dragons went on record in The Lake Orion Review they knew they could beat the Wolves. The girls defeated the Lakers, 96-32, and Lake Orion, 82-46.
50 years ago – 1972
“Winners” Four Clarkston High School students won awards in the Michigan High School Industrial Competition. Bob Wooley and Neal Phipott, Jr. were awarded first place in product design. Mickey Violette placed first in a architectural competition and Roger Zander placed third in beginning drawing.
“Road plan, park purchase approved” Independence Township Clerk J. Edwin Glennie and Trustee Tom Bullen voted along with Supervisor Gary Stonerock and Trustee Keith Humbert to use a $38,000 state grant for the purchase of a 40-acre park at Sashabaw and Maybee roads.
“Around the township” Julie Schroeder celebrated her ninth birthday with a picnic dinner party at her home on Parke Lake. Special guest was Michele Davidson of Robertson Court.
75 years ago – 1947
“Less speed or else!” Charles M. Ziegler, State Highway Commissioner, called on the president of the village, Roy A. Alger, in reference to marking M-15 so traffic through town would slow down to a reasonable speed.
“The Hilltopper” The Clarkston Wolves traveled to Fraser to open their 1947 baseball season. Jumping to an early lead with three runs on two hits in the first inning, the Wolves beat Fraser, 14-2.
“Clarkston locals” Friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn C. Vincent to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Vincent.