From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1997
Organ gets second life: The halls of Clarkston United Methodist Church would soon be filled with a new sound. A 19-rank Casavant pipe organ was install at the church to replace the electronic organ.
More 4th quarter magic; cagers down Dragons: After taking a first-quarter tumble, guard Deana Kanipe lost feeling in some of her left arm. It’s okay because her right arm was red-hot as she pumped 26 points to lead the Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team to a 58-43 win over Lake Orion. Her performance was highlighted by scoring seven 3-pointers.
50 years ago – 1972
Some pumpkin!: Eight-year-old Joy Wood, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Paul Wood, of 6322 Peach, eyed a pumpkin she would be getting come Halloween. The pumpkin, a project of Ted Bissell, 6315 Cranapple, grew on the Wood fence – and grew and grew until it was so heavy Bissell arranged a sling for it.
School enrollment slackening: The Clarkston School District gained 134 student in the 1972-73 school year according to a count taken September 29. The figure was the lowest in the past 12 years. Total enrollment of the district was 7,036.
75 years ago – 1947
With phone company for 30 years: Mrs. Doris Hursfall completed 30 years of service with the Michigan Bell Telephone Company. She spent 18 of those years in Clarkston at East Washington Street, friendly greeting everyone when they rang for service.
Clarkston locals: Mrs. Bert Hawley of Gladwin spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Hawley Skarritt and others. The group had dinner on Sunday at the Skarritt’s.