From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1996
“The cat made them do it” Springfield Plains Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss and their school’s new mission statement with “Cat in the Hat” at the school.
“Honoring the past” Jacob Petty, one of Independence Township’s early settlers and a Revolutionary War veteran, buried in Sashabaw Plains Cemetery received a bronze marker from the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Sashabaw Plains Chapter.
“Rowden named CHS’ first ever varsity hockey coach” Among a long list of new employees hired by the Clarkston Board of Education was the first-ever varsity hockey coach, Richard Rowden.
50 years ago – 1971
“Board of Ed, teachers reach tentative agreement” Negotiating teams for the Clarkston Education Association and the Clarkston Board of Education reached a tentative agreement on the non-economic portion of the contract for the 1971-72 school year.
“Two new laws passed” Two protective ordinances passed the Independence Board which included a snowmobile ordinance which after midnight snowmobiles could only be run on private property or authorized trails.
“Regatta draw 28 entries” Twenty-eight boats started the Labor Day Lemans sail regatta about noon on Deer Lake. The first boat crossed the finish line an hour later with John Hitchcock of Clarkston and Mark Howell of Rochester, to win the first place honors for small boats.
75 years ago – 1946
“Clarkston Schools open doors Monday with big enrollment” School opened for student registration on Monday and all went well except some crowding in two junior high classes. A total of 514 registered for all grades.
“Librarians honored” Mrs. H. W. Huttenlocher entertained the school librarians at a tea at her home on Middle Lake Drive. The lovely affair not only honored those who had helped with the library work, but it was also a farewell to one of the workers, Mrs. Walter C. Ballagh, who was moving with her family.
“Clarkston locals” Mrs. F. E. Davies and daughter, Ruth, returned to their home on South Holcomb after spending the summer with Mr. Davies in Greenbush, Mich.