From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1996
“Algae problem closes beach” A pea-green mass of algae drifted onto the shore and forced Deer Lake Beach to be closed before noon on June 28. A representative from Oakland County Health Division showed up when an algae bloom appeared that morning.
“First high-school bids accepted” Work on the new Clarkston High School was underway after the first couple of bids were approved by the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education. A bid for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment from Mammoth was approved at $1,387,148. Site work was approved for $1,790,990 to Earthwork Engineers.
“Garden Club wins national award” The Clarkston Garden Club won first place at the national level for its community gardening activities. The club also tied for first at the state level.
50 years ago – 1971
“Hole-in-one” Gary W. Crawley, of W. Washington St., Clarkston, shot his first hole-in-one at the Waterford Hills Golf Course. Crawley’s 8-iron golf club got him home on the 145-yard seventh hole.
“Church breaks ground for new ed building” Groundbreaking ceremonies for the education unit of Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church were held, June 27. The new building was planned to include classroom spaces, offices, kitchen and a multi-purpose room.
“Around town” Setting the weight record for new babies in the area was Mark Andrew, weighing 11 pounds, six ounces, new son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. C. Haustowich of Clark Road in Davisburg.
75 years ago – 1946
“Baking demonstration to be held at 4-H meeting” Miss Mary Woodward, home demonstration agent for Oakland County, planned a demonstration on making muffins during the Happy Cooks’ 4-H Food Preparation meeting at the home of Mrs. C. A. Granger.
“Clarkston locals” L. D. Hemingway and daughter, Slyvia, returned from a two weeks vacation to Portland, Maine, where they visited his brother, Ray, formerly of Clarkston. They spent two days at Niagara Falls, stopped at Boston and Old Orchard Beach.
“Our boys and girls in service” Eldon C. Rouse S 1/c received honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy at the separation center at Shoemaker, California. Eldon was in the service for two years.