A Look Back for February 14, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1999
Holiday Inn proposed for M-15:
A new hotel was proposed for property on M-15 north of the City of Clarkston. The future of the project hung in limbo due to a proposed rezoning of the site. According to records from the building department, Flint based Eagle Investment of Mid Michigan petitioned Independence Township for a 80-room Holiday Inn Express Suites on 2.33 acres on the east side of M-15, north of I-75.
Want to know what the past was like? Just ask someone who’s been there: Senior citizens shared their memories with students from Clarkston Middle School. The occasion was a get-together at the Independence Township Senior Center to do research for an elderly unity for the students’ sixth-grade language arts class.
Paczki time: Monday afternoon was a busy time at the Village Bakeshop in downtown Clarkston with Fat Tuesday just around the corner. Jeremy Bazley was helping out pouring glaze over dozens of paczki. Bakeshop owners Eric and Stephanie Vo expected to sell 800 dozen in 1999.

50 years ago – 1974
Ben Decker, new Springfield police officer:
Springfield Township Board had its first opportunity to meet Ben Decker, the Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the township under terms of its police contract during the township board meeting.
Clarkston sneaks past Sashabaw: The second meeting between the Wolverines of Clarkston and the Cougars of Sashabaw proved to be an exciting contest as Clarkston held off a late Sashabaw rally and won 48-47 before a crowd of approximately 700. Clarkston was led by Don Farnsworth with 11 points and Jeff Williams with ten points. Sashabaw was led by Don Blower with 16 points and Rick Jones with 15 points.
The mill stream: Janet Curry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Curry of Hummingbird, celebrated her ninth birthday on February 8 by having a party. Mom said it turned into a sort of Valentine birthday slumber party.

75 years ago – 1949
Honor students named at Clarkston High School:
Patsy Doyle, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Doyle, was chosen as valedictorian for Clarkston High School; and David Saxman, son of Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Saxman, was chosen as salutatorian.
Clarkston team cinches title: Although two games remained on the schedule, Clarkston was sure to win the league trophy. In the Wolves most recent game, they defeated Country Day in a very close game, 57-45. Dubats led the team again this time with 19 points scored in the game.
The Hilltopper: The Kindergarten classes enjoyed Valentines parties on Monday. Mrs. Kreger and Mrs. Wilson, morning classroom mothers, furnished valentine cookies as did Carol Sherman’s mother. The children appreciated them very much. The afternoon classes received cookies from their room mothers, Mrs. Robbins and Mrs. Gunter.

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