A Look Back for January 25, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1998
Schools hear from parents about the schedule: Over 65 percent of parents surveyed by Clarkston Schools said they would like to see the February mid-winter break eliminated or reduced. Four hundred parents answered the phone survey on the school calendar which most said they would like to see Christmas and Easter breaks unchanged.
Pom pon team wins state title: The Clarkston Varsity Pom Pon squad took first place in the Second Annual Michigan Pom and Dance State Competition.

50 years ago – 1973
McCall named new police chief: Clarkston had a new police chief with the resignation of John Walts. The council affirmed the appointment of Jack McCall, a sergeant with the force for the past eight years, by Police Commissioner Don Auten.
Sashabaw sweeps Clarkston: Sashabaw Junior High School slipped past Clarkston Junior High School in boys basketball action with a 29-26 win.

75 years ago – 1948
Crowd attends annual meeting: One hundred Scout Leaders and their wives from all parts of Oakland Circle District attended the annual meeting. Troop 34 of Pontiac Lake demonstrated the type of Troop Parents’ Night promoted by all troops present locally during Boy Scout Week.
Clarkston locals: Miss Ella James of Corunna, spent the weekend with Mrs. Durand Ogden. On Sunday, they joined six other classmates from the 1920 class of the Farrand Nursing School in Detroit and had dinner in Pontiac.

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