From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1996
“Bond approval delayed at state” Though Clarkston Community Schools planned to hold a bond election in December, they had still not received permission to do so from the state Department of Treasury. The board had planned to formally called the election in its Monday meeting but had to postpone the action when approval from the state did not arrive.
“The great leap forward” When she was little, Jennifer Ripari, of Clarkston, was dragged out to sing “Tomorrow” from the musical “Annie” over and over. The exercise paid off – fast forward to 1996, Ripari, a freshman at Oakland University snagged the lead role in the musical version of “The Secret Garden.”
“Swapping smiles” Laurel Peterson of Clarkston received a T-shirt and a smile from shoe designer Kenneth Cole at Hudson’s Somerset North when Cole was there presenting his fall shoe lines.
50 years ago – 1971
“Fire guts two houses” Two houses were destroyed by fire in Woodhull Lake Subdivision. Independence Township Fire Chief Don Beach said the fire started in 4687 Lakeview and spread next door to 4695 Lakeview. No cause was given for the fire.
“School board getting fed” Sashabaw Junior High food classes utilized their cooking skills they developed when they served a sumptuous dinner to the members of the school board.
“Around the township” The Richard Bullen family was back home with many memories of their recent trip to Alaska. They visited Anchorage, Fairbanks and traveled the narrow gauge railroad through White Horse Pass.
75 years ago – 1946
“Girl Scouts plan overnight hike” Clarkston Girl Scouts planned an overnight hike. The sixth grade girls planned the campfire.
“Kindergarten mothers to get acquainted” A “get acquainted” meeting for the kindergarten mothers was being organized for the end of October. Guests would be Mrs. Smith, school nurse, and Miss Martha Johnson, supervising nurse for Oakland County, to answer any questions regarding the health of the children.
“Clarkston locals” Dr. and Mrs. Harry B. Yoh and family returned to their home on E. Washington after spending the summer at their farm north of town.