From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1996
“Entering a new ecosystem” Third graders at Clarkston Elementary learned about the rainforest under Sharon Wenger. Parents put up a display in the hallway for the students. They also saw a slide show by Springfield Plains teachers Eva Newman, who had traveled to the Amazon River.
“2001 – a Sashabaw odyssey” Traffic on Sashabaw Road would have to continue for another year and longer as the road wouldn’t be widened until at least 2001 – that was the latest word from the Road Commission for Oakland County.
“CHS takes two-game lead in OAA Div. I” Led by a solid team defensive effort, the Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team won two close games over Pontiac Northern and Rochester Adams to put their record 6-0 in OAA Division 1.
50 years ago – 1971
“Award contracts for county youth complex” The Oakland County Board of Commissioners awarded contracts for the construction of the Oakland County Youth Activities Complex. The complex would be built in Springfield Township as part of the Springfield-Oaks County Park, on the southeast corner of Andersonville and Hall roads.
“Wolverines salt tenth win” The Clarkston Wolverines Junior High School Boys Basketball team posted wins over Avondale and Milford Muir to remain undefeated in their ten games. Gary Mason set a school record against Avondale when he scored 34 points.
“Around town” Tammie Lynn was born to proud parents Gary and Bonnie Parrott on February 2. Grandmothers are Mrs. Herbert Parrott of Parview and Mrs. Gerald Hess of Flemings Lake Road.
75 years ago – 1946
“Clarkston locals” Mrs. Sam Carson received a birthday surprise when Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Priehs of Mt. Clemens, Walter Schulz, Mrs. Frank Schulz and Mrs. Viola Karl, all of Saginaw, arrived at her home to spend the evening. They had a pleasant time and enjoyed delicious refreshments.
“Clarkston Sextet wins third game” The Clarkston hockey team won its third straight game with an 8-0 win over Boy’s Club of Pontiac.
“Our boys and girls in service” Among those who had received their discharge from the service were Max Soulby, Charles A. Rose, William O’Roark and Jack Skarritt.