A Look Back for March 22, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1998
Go girls!: Five students from the Northwest Oakland Technical Center on Big Lake Road advanced to the state level competition of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America thanks to their performances at regional competition. The students were Dan Burke, Kristin Pittlgio, and Reggie Wiltse from Clarkston High School; Kim Burnside, from Brandon High School; and and Eric Bucher, from Waterford Mott.
Rain, rain go away: Residents on Almond Lane were worried about overflow from ponds at the new Clarkston High School and the possibility of rain. Two water retention ponds on the site were nearing capacity. and the Independence Township DPW was ready with pumps and sandbags if needed.
Grant, DeGain golden at state meet: A.J. Grant and Pat DeGain finished first place in the MHSAA Division 1 Wrestling Individual State Championship. Grant was champion in the 112-pound weight class, ending his season with a 50-0 record. DeGain won the 189-pound weight class with his sixth-straight win over Rochester Adams’ Kevin Boyd, finishing the season 41-0.

50 years ago – 1973
Big storm surprises area: Much of the area was still snowbound on Monday and Tuesday after a “freak” St. Patrick’s Day Storm started Friday night with rain and sleet before turning into snow. Heavy, wet flakes continued all day Saturday.
Tires slashed in vandal spree: Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating an incident which 28 tires were slashed by vandals along Oak Vista and Clinton, east of Sashabaw. Gary Rollison had 12 tires slashed at his home on Oak Vista.
Springing up: Bob and Jessie Parker were back at their home on Main Street after visiting their daughter, Rowena Hancock, for three weeks in Royal Palm Beach Village, Florida. While they were away, Bob and Jessie celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary and Rowena’s birthday.

75 years ago – 1948
Junior play draws large crowd: A large crowd enjoyed seeing members of the Clarkston High School junior class present the three act comedy, “Who Wouldn’t Be Crazy?” From the first curtain until the very last, the audience enjoyed one laugh right after another.
Birthday celebrated on Wednesday: A surprise birthday party was given for the Legion Post 431 by the Women’s Auxiliary at the Waterford Checker and Chess Club with the monthly social meeting celebrating the 29th anniversary of the American Legion.
Clarkston locals: Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Coon returned to their home on East Washington Street after spending the winter months in Detroit.

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