A Look Back for March 25, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1995
“Reading is fun” Viola Swamp, from the favorite children’s book “Miss Nelson is Missing,” made a surprise visit to Pine Knob Elementary as part of Family Reading Night. Viola was played by kindergarten teacher Anne Moller.
“From Japan, with love” After exchanging letters for five years, Megan Krigbaum of Clarkston and Fumiyo Koga of Jonan-Mach, Japan, met for the first time as Fumiyo and 22 other girls from her high school spent a week in the Clarkston area.
“CHS kicker All-Academic” Clarkston High School senior Matt Wenger was named to the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association All-Academics team. He was co-captain of the Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer team and named All-League Second Team in the OAA Division I.


50 years ago – 1970
“Indicate favor of new alley” The Clarkston Council went on the record of favoring establishing an alley near the west end of the parking lot, Washington and Main. The alley would likely be a 20-foot right of way and two parking places would be removed to provide the alley.
“Young debate team makes mark” Clarkston High School’s Varsity Debate team went all the way to the regional competition in its 1969-70 season. They participated in three leagues and finished the highest in the Wayne-Oakland league with a 4-4 record in third place.
“Around town” Miss Sue Hampshire, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hampshire, was visiting for the first time since Christmas. She was a stewardess with American Airlines.

75 years ago – 1945
“Paper drive on” The Boy Scouts of Clarkston planned to make a concentrated paper drive and to include every home in Independence Township to respond to the call from General Eisenhower to meet the critical shortage of waste paper.
“Piano recital” Piano students of Mrs. Chas S. Matthews were presented in a recital at her studio on Church Street. Those who attended shared nothing could be more inspiring on a Sunday afternoon than to hear such music.
“Our boys and girls in service” Cpl Kenneth Skarritt was home from the Pacific area after an absence of over three years. He was feeling fine and hoped to enjoy two to three weeks with his folks and his friends.

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