From The Clarkston News archives
15 years ago – 2004
“Crowds pack Main Street for Taste of Clarkston” The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce promised a bigger and better Taste of Clarkston and they delivered as 10,000 people attended the seventh annual event. It was also the first year the event was held on a Sunday afternoon, as it was previous on Saturday nights.
“Paperbag Theatre set to debut on television soon” Ric Viers and Gary Allison, the creative forces behind the “Paperbag Theatre,” were getting ready for their television series to debut on Detroit’s PBS.
“Clarkston hoops team staves off Kettering” The Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team posted a 44-39 win over Waterford Kettering. The Wolves fell behind early but finished the game strong, converting 17 of 26 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter.
25 years ago – 1994
“CHS drinking water contaminated” Clarkston High School went to bottle water after water testing samples from a drinking fountain and a sink in the boiler room had unacceptable coliform bacteria levels in the water supply.
“Boy’s quick thinking saves brother” Six-year-old Andrew Zuker, of Clarkston, jumped into the waters of the Clinton River and rescued his four-year-old brother, Patrick, after he fell off the family pontoon.
“Trophies, class go hand in hand for area kids” The local quartet of Chris Webb, Michael Loveless, Aaron Waterbury and Jason Hunt won two Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournaments and finished second in another. They earned the Good Sportmanship team award in all three tournaments.
50 years ago – 1969
“Improved Wolves face Trojans” Clarkston Varsity Football fans went wild when Doug Beadle crashed through the end zone for the Wolves only touchdown against Brighton. They lost 14-6.
“Around the town” A baby shower for Mrs. Danny Moore was given by Mrs. Robert Chastain. The shower cake was made to look like building block with pink and blue booties around the side. Twenty-three guests were present, including one from England.
“Preparing” A soft, sneaky, cuddly snake was one of the items the teenage group from St. Daniel’s had worked on during the summer, getting ready for the Harvest Festival.