15 years ago – 1994
‘House burns after drug bust; arson is suspected? Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency raided an Independence Township home, seizing a sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation and $400,000 in plants. Two days later, the house was a burnt-out shell.
‘Township cuts funding for DARE drug officer? Independence Township Board cut the Drug Abuse Resistance Education position in Clarkston schools, citing a recent failed police millage. School officials were disappointed.
‘One last fling? There was a big turnout for Family Night at Deer Lake Beach, all enjoying a swim, hot dogs, games, and a chance to dig in the sand.
25 years ago – 1984
‘Rolling 20s? Hazel and Leo Armstrong raised and trained about 100 pigeons to perform acrobatics in the sky, then return to their coop. Leo returned to the hobby, which he used to do as a boy, in his retirement.
?79-year-old poet tells how her writing began? Genevieve Gosh was inspired to write by life’s changes and difficulties, including a divorce, job at General Motors, and raising three children.
‘School teaches teens high-tech? Students at Clarkston’s Northwest Oakland Vocational Education Center spent the summer learning about computers and robots in the High-Tech program. They learned about digital electronics, computer literacy, basic computer skills, robotics, word processing, and career possibilities.
50 years ago – 1959
‘Staff complete for Clarkston schools? Clarkston Community Schools was one of the fortunate districts in the area in that they completed their staff for the 1960 school year. It included 143 teachers and administrators, and 58 secretaries, custodians, cooks, and bus drivers. Student enrollment was expected to be more than 3,800 students, an increase of 300 over the previous year.
‘Make plans now for Labor Day? The annual Labor Day Parade was being planned by Clarkston Rotary, according to Bill Kelley, general chairman.
‘Clarkston locals? Marine Reserve Capt. F.E. Reynolds of Clarkston returned to the Naval Air Station Grosse Ile, with Attack Squadron 222 after completing the two-week training exercise ‘Operation Ready.?