A Look Back for May 11, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives

25 YEARS AGO – 1997
“Will township muzzle Pine Knob?” Independence Township was considering a proposed outdoor entertainment ordinance at their Board of Trustees meeting, May 6. As proposed, the ordinance could regulate acts, which combined with alcohol and other factors might provoke bad behavior and invoke need for more security to protect the health, safety and welfare of patrons and nearby residents.
“Ameritech donates $10,000 to library” Citing the needs of its future customers, Ameritech donated $10,000 to Independence Township Library in honor of the opening of the company’s new store in Dixie Highway.
“Neither rain nor…” The cold, windy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Clarkston High School students who gathered at Depot Park on their way to prom at Petruzello’s in Rochester. The following day, many students participated in the yearly trip to Cedar Point.

50 YEARS AGO – 1972
“Twelve seek school posts” A total of 12 Clarkston School District residents, including one incumbent, filed nominating petitions to run for two openings in the Clarkston Board of Education election in June.
“Youth honored” Twenty-nine youth of the Clarkston area were honored for community service at the third annual youth recognition banquet at Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church.

75 YEARS AGO – 1947
“Large crowd attends banquet” The Mother and Daughter banquet, sponsored by the women of the Methodist Church, was held in the auditorium of the school in order to accommodate the crowd of 230 who enjoyed the grand dinner and program.
“The Hilltopper” The senior class was preparing to leave for Detroit where they would board the S.S. South American for Mackinac Island. After spending several hours there, they would board the boat across and cross Lake Michigan to go to Chicago for a seven hour tour of the city. “Clarkston locals” Mr. and Mrs. John Mann returned last week to their home on Mann Road after spending several months in Orange City, Florida.

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