A Look Back for March 17, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1996
“House fire contained in attic” Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Finney saw smoke coming from a home on Fawn Valley Drive while he was driving. He was first on the scene of the second story house fire and checked to make sure no one was in the home. The cause of the fire was electrical.
“Wolves come home with four state medalists” For the first time since 1993, Clarkston had a state champion wrestler as Joe DeGain took first place in 189-pound weight class. Teammates Jeremy Lafferty (160) finished in second place; Chad Auten (140), seventh place; and Ryan Mick (125), eighth place.
“Author reading at Andersonville school” As part of “Drop Everything and Read” day, Andersonville Elementary presented Jane Briggs Bunting, author and head of Oakland University’s Journalism Department. She ready her recent book, “Whoop for Joy.”

50 years ago – 1971
“CHS students sing in all league choir” Nineteen students from Clarkston High School’s music were selected for the Wayne-Oakland County All League Choir. Other schools represented were Bloomfield Andover, Brighton, Clarenceville, Milford, Northville and West Bloomfield.
“Camp Fire Girls celebrate 61st birthday” The Clarkston area Camp Fire Girls celebrated National Campfire Week by holding a mother and daughter banquet at the Sashabaw Junior High School. There were 255 girls and mothers present.
“Around town” Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Miller, of 8701 Holcomb Road, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

75 years ago – 1946
“Roy Alger made Village President” Thirty-eight votes were case at the village election. Village officers were Roy Alger, president; Russell Coltson, clerk; Mary Baldwin, treasurer; Lloyd Sibley, assessor; Robert Waters, William Dunston and Ernest Squier, trustees.
“Boy Scout news” The Explorer Post No. 49 of Clarkston took their second consecutive hike at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday to Big Lake.
“Clarkston locals” Mrs. Vera Craven and her son, Gary, returned home from Cherry Point, N.C. after spending several weeks with Pfc. and Mrs. John Craven. Mrs. John Craven returned to Clarkston with them and made a home here while her husband is out of the country.

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