A Look Back for May 15, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2004
“Teacher of the Year” When Jill Santola gathered in North Sashabaw Elementary’s cafeteria for a morning assembly with the rest of the school, she had no idea she would be named Teacher of the Year by the Clarkston Foundation and Suburban Ford of Waterford during the surprise presentation.
“Independence Board aims for $1.4 million senior center” The Independence Township Board was hoping to build a new senior center on land near the township library, but it was owned by Clarkston Community Schools.
“’Dribbling’ improvement helps sons celebrate Mother’s Day” More than 110 moms in red jerseys and sons in white gathered in the Clarkston Middle School’s gym sharpening their skills at the Mother and Son Pistons Basketball Clinic.

25 years ago – 1994
“Youth Assistance honors the best” Clarkston Youth Assistance took some time to recognize over 60 area youth who quietly went about doing good which included Steven Stein, Amanda VanKlaveren, Scott McGregor, Jason Kneisc, ShyLynn Jones and Jennifer Grieme.
“Shutterbugs picture America” Second-grade students at North Sashabaw Elementary were given disposable cameras as part of a program sponsored by K-Mart and Kodak. Each student took seven pictures of things good in America and seven pictures of things needing improvement.
“Wolves blast Pontiac Northern, 19-3” They hit, they fielded and at the end of five innings the Clarkston Varsity Softball team beat Pontiac Northern, 19-3. Erin Patterson held Northern scoreless in the first three innings and Kristi Barefoot pitched the remaining two.

50 years ago – 1969
“Junior high principals appointed” Mel Vaara was named principal of Sashabaw Junior High School; Gus Birtsas was named assistant principal at Sashabaw; and William Potvin named assistant principal at Clarkston Junior High.
“Clarkston boy bitten” Ten-year-old Michael Herron was bitten by a Massasauga Rattler when he stepped on the snake trying to get a boot.
“Area women open gallery” Clarkston artists Edith Porter and Bernice Carr accepted an invitation to open a gallery at Antique Village.

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