A Look Back for November 24, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1996
“City, township approve Block Grant funds” The Independence Township Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to approve the 1997-98 budget for Community Development Block Grant Funds. Designations for the funds included SCAMP, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance, large print books and a barrier-free computer work station at the library and more.
“Kids help Lighthouse” Students at Andersonville Elementary pitched in to help Lighthouse Clarkston for Thanksgiving. Fourth graders in Bernice Rynders’ class gathered hundreds of non-perishable food items and collected money for turkeys.
“Wolves dominate in opening hockey game” In its much-anticipated debut performance, the Clarkston Varsity Hockey team scored three goals in the first period in their 8-0 win over Bloomfield Hills Lahser.

50 years ago – 1971
“Independence moves on police protection” The Independence Township Board approved to put the police millage to use. They agreed to the idea of a one-year contract for police services with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department and at the same time moving to hire a public safety director.
“Jean Saile named Clarkston News editor” Jean Saile, a five-year Clarkston resident, was named the new editor of The Clarkston News. She replaced Jean Sura, who was editor for nearly three years.
“Around the township” Archie Bell did it again – for the second consecutive opening day he got his deer. This time it was after a few hours in the woods in Evart when he got a 8-point buck.

75 years ago – 1946
“Rev. William S. Ross, D.D. accepts Clarkston Baptist Church Pulpit” Rev. William S. Ross, D. D., pastor of the Hough Avenue Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio, for the past six years, accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of Clarkston.
“Homemakers flock to Christmas workshops” Homemakers seeking help and original ideas for Christmas gifts, cards and decorations were flocking to Christmas Workshops held in their localities.
“Clarkston locals” Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Clark and son, Arthur, who was home from college for the holiday, spent Thanksgiving in Detroit with Mr. and Mrs. Milton Clark and family.

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