15 years ago – 2001
“Planning commission oks Liberty Golf and Banquet” The final site plan approval was given to Liberty Golf and Banquet for a clubhouse facility with pro shop and restaurant on Maybee Road with a 4-0 vote from the Independence Township Planning Commission.
“Clarkston seniors get computer savvy” It was a digital world and a cellular world filled with RAMs, bytes and ROMs and senior citizens were trying their hands at computers with a four-week beginners class though Clarkston Community Education.
“Gebus, Messi help track team with opener” The Clarkston Boys Track team had plenty of athletes finish first in their respective events as well as second and third place finishers to help the Wolves win their meets against Rochester and Rochester Adams.
25 years ago – 1991
“Bacteria forces water shut-off” Higher-than-normal bacteria levels were found during a routine water check by the Oakland County Health Department at Clarkston High School. It prompted officials to shut wells at the building.
“Winning a cool grand” Independence Township resident Christopher Palmer won $10,000 through a raffle at Marian High School in Birmingham. Christopher’s sister, Melissa, sold him the ticket and earned $500 for selling the winning ticket.
“Mercy, mercy” The Clarkston Varsity Softball team mercied Pontiac Northern twice in their double header. They beat them 12-0 and 14-0, which put them at four consecutive wins to the start of the season.
50 years ago – 1966
“Book reveals Clarkston setter of early Michigan trout hatchery” In the book “Recollections of My Fifty Years Hunting and Fishing,” author William B. Mershon wrote N.W. Clark of Clarkston was probably the first person to privately hatch and plant brook trout fry in the state.
“Clarkston racer at fairgrounds” Marv Hubbard was at the opening day at the State Fairgrounds Super Stock circling the track in a care he has not only been racing for three years but also built himself in the Sportsmans class.
“Local news” Mr. and Mrs. U Edward Aldmore visited Detroit over the weekend where they enjoyed dining out and seeing places of interest.