From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1997
Previewing middle school: For the second year in a row, Clarkston sixth-graders were invited to attend a free orientation called “Making the Most of Middle School.” The event, sponsored by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club and its middle school Junior Optimist clubs with the support of the school district, gave sixth graders the opportunity to learn what middle school is like from students. For the first year, over 220 students attended the event.
50 years ago – 1972
Vandermark emerges winner, will face Stonerock in November: Robert Vandermark, township assessor, emerged the winner in a closely contested race for Independence Township Supervisor on the Republican ticket during the August primary. The tally was 1,121 to 816 for John Lynch in unofficial results. Gary Stonerock, incumbent supervisor, out polled his nearest competitor James Harmon by a vote of 316 to 165.
Around the township: Christian Gillis, three year old son of Bill and Carol Gillis of East Washington, proved himself in just a few short weeks of practice. He scored 26 on a par 18 Putt-Putt course with two holes-in-one on the 11th and 14th.
75 years ago – 1947
M.N. Stickneys travel west: The Mallory Stickneys are enjoying a trip in the west. A note from them this week said they were at Yosemite Park. There were amazed to see the place so crowded. They believed all San Francisco vacations there and in fact they learned 25,000 is a normal holiday or weekend crowd.
Clarkston locals: Mr. and Mrs. David Mansfield and children spent the last weekend in Ithaca with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.