From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1996
“Oaks’ 30th anniversary” Oakland County Parks’ 11-park system was celebrating its 30th anniversary and what better way for Independence Township residents to celebrate than to visit Independence Oaks County Park right off Sashabaw Road.
“A love affair with cars” Since childhood Blaine Jenkins had a love affair with automobiles and planned to show his 1961 Lincoln at the Concour d’Elegance in August.
“Workin’ for free” Patrick Wall, a 1994 graduate of Clarkston High School, was trying something different during his summer as an intern for Congressman Dale Kildee in Washington, D.C.
50 years ago – 1971
“Township hires professional appraisers” All 8,391 parcels of land in Independence Township were going to get a once-over as United Appraisal Co. of Cleveland was hired to update the township. Completion date was set for November 1973 for the cost of $69,800, about $8.32 each.
“CHS cheerleaders win first place” The Clarkston High School Cheerleaders returned home from Eastern Michigan University tired but content with their first place blue ribbon award earned during the five-day International Cheerleading Foundation program.
“Around the township” The Conrad Bruce family of Guyette Street journeyed through the Great Smoky Mountains. Hilda said the most impressive sight was the George Washington Biltmore country home located on 11,000 acres in the mountains near Ashville, N.C.
75 years ago – 1946
“Honors conferred on Boy Scouts” Several of the Clarkston Boy Scouts enjoyed Camp Agawam during the summer. Most of the boys who attended camp received honors which included Robert Merrill, Lee Johnson, Spenceley Butters, Jim Huttenlocher and Roy Johnson.
“Local Rotarians indulge in softball” There was a good attendance at the meeting of the Rotary Club which included dinner and playing softball after the business meeting. Bob Jones and Charley Robinson made fine captains.
“Clarkston locals” Callers at the home of Miss Ada Scrace and Henry Scrace on Tuesday afternoon were their cousins, Mrs. Mary Klein and her nephew, Howard Scrace, of Williamsville, N.Y., who were visiting relatives in Goodrich.