A Look Back for May 29, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2004
“The red, white and blue” Decked out in red, white and blue Sue Nelson and Alice Clark, members of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 63 marched along White Lake Road en route to Lakeview Cemetery in the Memorial Day parade.
“Davisburg Post Office turns 100” The Davisburg Post Office quietly celebrated its 100th anniversary. Though the office was decorated with balloons and refreshments were served it was business as usual.
“Pinball wizard” Independence Township resident Wendy Hollibaugh traveled to Chicago and took first place in the International World Championship of Pinball in the women’s single division.

25 years ago – 1994
“Teachers settle for a one-year freeze” Following the example set by Clarkston Schools Superintendent Gary Haner, the Clarkston Education Association ratified a one-year contract extension which included a pay freeze.
“Chamber honors Clarkston’s doers” The Clarkston Chamber of Commerce honored six people during the sixth-annual Michigan Week Community Awards. Winners were Ann Conklin for Citizen of the Year; Thomas Bullen, historic preservation; Bruce Harlton, property beautification; Sherry Regiani, adult-youth volunteer of the year; Richard Ayres, business person of the year; and Robert Brazier, young adult citizen of the year.
“Just kidding around” Justin Greene, a Andersonville Elementary second-grader, was principal for the day as a reward for selling the most raffle tickets to the school’s fair.


50 years ago – 1969
“Businessmen urge study more parking” Four Clarkston businessmen appeared before the city council to urge the village to take action on street parking. They voiced action to developing parking behind stores on the west side of downtown.
“Clarkston sparkles” Twenty-three adults and nine children with the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club started the “Clean-up Campaign” in the main streets and alleys of Clarkston.
“Debbie Groves top singer” Fifteen-year-old Debbie Groves, of Cherrywood Street, was the winner of a country singing contest at Pine Ridge Amusement Park near Frankenmuth. Next was the semifinals of the Loretta Lynn sponsored contest.

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