A Look Back for May 19, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1996
“It’s only the beginning” Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education members took the first dig at the ground breaking for the new Clarkston High School on Flemings Lake Road, May 19.
“One good cook” Jeanette Justus of Clarkston was a finalist at the Bavarian Inn Lodge 10th Annual Cook Off in Frankenmuth. She prepared her recipe for potato and cheese pierogis before a live audience and was awarded two tickets for Sunday brunch at the lodge.
“Aulgur is first tennis finalist in 30 years” Junior Mike Aulgur became the first Clarkston boys tennis player to qualify for the state finals in 30 years. “I’m elated,” said Aulgur, who qualified at No. 1 Singles. “It was the best tennis I played all year, but it was a goal I set at the beginning of the season.”

50 years ago – 1971
“Police seize marihuana” A report drugs were being sold in the Clarkston village parking lot brought the Michigan State Police to the scene to investigate. One Clarkston youth had some marihuana in his possession. The case was still under consideration by Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Plunkett.
“’Bottles for Building’ wins ‘outstanding’ award” The Bottles for Building project of Independence Township was named the winner of the Community Achievement of the Year Award for Michigan Week in Oakland County.
“Around town” Mrs. Caroline McCallum was a surprised lady when 35 of her friends met at the Pied Piper Restaurant to honor her. McCallum received her RN degree from Oakland Community College School of Nursing.

75 years ago – 1946
“Large attendance at banquet Thursday” About 150 mothers and daughters enjoyed the annual Mother and Daughter banquet at the Methodist church.
“Clarkston locals” Mr. and Mrs. James McBain of Clarkston-Orion Road attended an open house honoring Mrs. Eliza Minard on her 100th birthday at her home in Pontiac on Tuesday.
“Our boys and girls in service” Private First Class Arthur J. Kelley, Jr., of Clarkston, was among the men serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in the occupation of the Nippon capital. Overseas for 16 months, Kelley was assigned to the 8th Cavalry Regiment guarding important buildings in the Tokyo area.

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