A Look Back for March 31, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1996
“CHS student files for school board seat” Peter Bertling, a senior and class president at Clarkston High School, turned in petitions to run for a seat on the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education.
“Stadium may be moved” The site plan for the new Clarkston High School was to undergo changes to bring the cost down over $2 million. One change was moving the football stadium north on the site along the Walters Road side.
“Math’s a blast!” The first-ever Family Math Blast was held at Springfield Plains Elementary. School staff members and teachers volunteered to help with 125 families who attended to partake in math-related games and activities offered.

50 years ago – 1971
“Net almost 24 tons glass in pick-up” A smooth pick-up of 23 and three-fourth tons trash glass marked the third bottle collection of the Bottles for Building Committee.
“Vocal music students present Easter concert” The Vocal Music Department of Clarkston High School presented a program of music fo the Easter season. It included singing from the Girls’ Glee Club, Varsity Choir and a sextet from the Beginning Chorus.
“Around town” Sixteen Independence Firemen and their wives attended the grand opening of the Clarkston Eagles. Sheriff Frank Irons was the guest of honor and was presented with the Eagles’ “Liberty Under Law” plaque.

75 years ago – 1946
“Clarkston bowlers close season with banquet” The Clarkston Bowling League closed the season with a banquet at the Clarkston Cafe. Everyone enjoyed dinner and had a good time.
“Clarkston locals” Eighteen gathered around the festive board at the Robert Beattie home and enjoyed a turkey dinner. The occasion was in celebration of the birthdays of Bobby Jim and John Beattie, plus the 26th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Beattie.
“Achievement Day at high school” About 900 boys and girls enrolled in winter 4-H clubs in Oakland County planned to participate in the 4-H Achievement Days at Clarkston High School and at Birmingham.

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