A Look Back for January 12, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1997
“High school seeks more police help” Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education increased time for the district’s only police liaison officer. They also agreed to a request to hire a second office to conduct more classes in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
“Students hit the spotlight in Theater-A-Thon” Members of Clarkston High School’s Drama Club mimed, sang, danced, performed skits and standup comedy during the group’s ninth annual Theatre-A-Thon, which raised money for the school musical.
“See you at the movies” Dave Woodruff, a former Clarkston resident who worked as a press secretary for Michigan Republican Congressman Fred Upton at the time, won a part as an extra in the new film “The People vs. Larry Flynt” by looking the part when he showed up at the audition.

50 years ago – 1972
“Election looms for clerk” Independence Township appeared to be headed toward a special election to fill the post of township clerk. The board interviewed 11 candidates and failed to turn up one all four members could agree upon.
“Youth center” A new $800,000 Youth Activities complex, under the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department and available free to 4-H groups was nearly complete in Springfield Township, off Andersonville Road near Clark Road.
“Around the township” Mr. and Mrs. William L. Martin, of 58 N. Main, returned from a visit with their children and grandchildren, Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Miller of Portland, Ore.

75 years ago – 1947
“Clarkston quintet still undefeated” The Clarkston quintet succeeded in defeating the Log Cabin team in a hard fought battle at the Clawson gymnasium for a 47-33 win.
“Clarkston girl weds Oxford man last Friday evening” Viola Marie Frick, of Clarkston, and Kenneth E. Morse, of Oxford, spoke their nuptial vows Friday evening at the First Baptist Church of Clarkston. Reverend William S. Ross read the double ring rites by candlelight.
“Clarkston locals” Mr. and Mrs. Guy Scott were host and hostess at a birthday dinner at their home honoring Mrs. Scott’s mother, Mrs. E.J. Miller, for her 76th birthday. She thanked the Martha Circle and all her other friends for the great number of cards she received.

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