A Look Back for August 23, 2023

25 years ago – 1998
We had a lot of fun
!: Dave and Heather Mingle joined their sons, Evan and Logan, for a day at Deer Lake Beach. Youngsters and their families thanked the Independence Township lifeguards for their service during the summer.
Residents oppose Springfield Twp. development: The standing-room-only crowd spoke out against the approval of a concept site plan for a 108-unit project to be built off of Dixie Highway, just south of Davisburg Road during Springfield Township’s regular meeting. The township board voted 6-1 to table approving the plan for Kingston Point subdivision until it could get more detailed information.
Price is right for Clarkston baseball team: Phil Price was named by Clarkston High School Athletic Director Dan Fife to take over the baseball program as new varsity coach, after Roy “Pops” Warner retired at the end of the 1998 season.

50 years ago – 1973
Dan Fife happy in the majors:
Clarkston’s Dan Fife pitched three innings Saturday for the Major leagues for the Minnesota Twins and was “real enthused about the way he pitched,” according to his father, Duyane Fife. It was Dan’s first appearance in the major leagues. He allowed two hits but no runs against Cleveland.
Prize winning tresses: Long-haired Linda Robenault, a 13-year-old student at Clarkston Junior High School found her 30 1/4-inch tresses were long enough to win the prize at the Oakland County 4-H Fair.
Springing up: Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Trim, of Crosby Lake road, marked their 60th wedding anniversary on August 20. They were married in Pontiac in 1913. Helping them to note to anniversary were their son and grandchildren.

75 years ago – 1948
School districts discusses changes:
Representatives of the school districts of Springfield District No. 1, Ortonville District (including Brandon Township) and several adjoining school districts held an adjourned meeting at the Clarkston School for the purpose of discussing the consolidation of school districts.
Local nine wins last league game: The Clarkston Merchants traveled to Troy to win their last league game of the season, 4-2, to finish in the league 10-4.
Clarkston locals: Mrs. Elsie Smith and Vivian O’Roark spent the week at a cottage in Rose City with Mrs. Smith’s brother and sister-in-law.

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