A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago – 2001
“Downtown plans specials, events during construction” Downtown Clarkston businesses and the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce met to brainstorm ideas to encourage people to shop downtown during the road construction on Main Street.
“Schools drop driver’s education” Clarkston Community School announced they would not offer driver education beginning the summer of 2001 for two reasons: difficulty of obtaining cars from dealerships for training and reimbursement from the government had decreased.
“Ferguson shuts out Dragons” Lisa Ferguson pitched a one-hitter against Lake Orion in the Clarkston Varsity Softball win, 5-0. Ferguson had five strikeouts and Suzie Giroux had three RBIs.

25 years ago – 1991

“Jury favors district in lawsuit ruling” The Clarkston Community Schools district emerged as the winner when the jury returned its verdict in a $3 million lawsuit filed against the district by architect Charles W. Sherman and Associates, Inc.
“A welcome home song” Bailey Lake Elementary students sang a patriotic song and an all-school assembly in honor of Major Tom Bills who had just returned from the Persian Gulf. His daughter, Katie, attended the school.
“Soccer team lightning quick in opener” Lightning shortened the Clarkston Varsity Girls Soccer team’s opener but not before the Lady Wolves provided their own lightning. The team scored four goals in the first half against Lapeer West before the game was cut short in the second half due to lightning.

50 years ago – 1966
“Board asked to rescind bar’s license” The Independence Township Board voted to revoke the liquor license held by Nicholas Manzella, following an alleged beating which occurred at his establishment. His attorneys asked to rescind the order so Manzella could reopen the bar to sell it to prospective buyers.
“Popular vote picks art award” Lucia Wilford was chosen by popular vote of the people as the first place winner in the junior division of the Clarkston Art Show. Tim Carr was awarded second place. In the senior division, Jeff Carr was the first place winner.
“Local news” Penny Hutton was honored with a suprise birthday party with games, dancing and cake.