A Look Back for September 4, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2004
“Marching into fall” Maple trees were already tinged with scarlet and gold, and it didn’t dampen the spirits of many who came to downtown for Clarkston’s Labor Day parade. A pancake breakfast, hosted by The Independence Township Firefighters Association, kicked off the festivities.
“First day jitters?” Twins Kate and Jake Przbycien had no fear in their first day experiences in kindergarten at Clarkston Elementary. “They aren’t scared,” said mom, Mary. “They’ve been to school many times.”
“Wolves’ defense keeps game close” The Clarkston Varsity Football team never quit in the Oakland Athletic Association Division 1 matchup against Troy, scoring a touchdown with a minute to play. The Wolves lost, 14-6.


25 years ago – 1994
“Recount set for Springfield Township election” The results were certified, and the margins were sizable but alleged “mistakes” in the Aug. 3 primary election prompted a recount in Springfield Township. The recount was in response to the request of candidates, all backed by Citizens for a Progressive Springfield.
“President promotes more than gardening” Karen Price, president of the Springfield Branch of the National Woman’s Farm and Garden Association, confessed she didn’t follow all the formal rules and was open to different possibilities. “I hate to pull weeds, you never know what that weed might end up looking like. It may be beautiful,” she said.
“Clarkston hockey players win European Cup” Clarkston hockey players Trevor Johns, Steve Morin and Adam Peters played a big role in helping Team USA-Midwest come home with the European Cup. They scored nine total goals, 33 percent of the team’s scoring.


50 years ago – 1969
“News goes compact” The Clarkston News went to a smaller, compact size. Through the addition of another unit to the web offset press CNews was able to add another color.
“Interesting people” Feather Frechette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frechette who owned and operated the Clarkston Golf Course at the time, shared her success and story playing golf.
“Around the town” The dream of a lifetime came true as the Birtsas family of Robertson Court went on a three and half week trip to Greece.

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