From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1997
School enrollment continues to climb: Total enrollment for Clarkston Community Schools came in at 6,786, only one off from where Director of Business Services Craig Kahler predicted it would be in his budget projection over a year before.
‘Go Lions! Go!: Coach Debi Hool took 12 members of the Clarkston High School Cheer team to cheer at the Detroit Lions – Green Bay Packers game at the Pontiac Silverdome. The Lions won, 26-15.
50 years ago – 1972
The independent view: There was some work being done by the Michigan State Highway Department to see about widening Dixie Highway at M-15. Independence Township officials said thinking behind the survey is that right turn traffic coming off of Dixie onto M-15 should not be blocked by through cars stopped there by the light.
Around the township: Independence Township was well represented with nine women attending the kick off luncheon for the Pontiac Area United Fund Drive at the Pontiac Elks Club.
75 years ago – 1947
Former residents hit by storm: Rev. and Mrs. Cal Edwards were lucky to escape the Florida hurricane with their lives. Just before the storm struck Bonita Springs where the Edwards made their home, they were advised to pack what they could and make shelter underneath three rubber trees about a mile away. The storm struck within a few minutes after they packed.
Clarkston locals: Evelyn M. McCrum of Clarkston was exhibiting a painting of the Maidenhair spleenwort and a plaque of red and yellow roses at the Autumn Arts and Craft Fair at Bay City and the following week in Alpena.