A Look Back for October 27, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Mt. Zion expects youth club’s partial opening by end of year” The new youth center undergoing remodeling in a former grocery store by Mt. Zion Church was expected to be partially open by the end of the year. “Boo!” Seventy creepy characters assembled for the […]

A Look Back for October 20, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “School bond issue on Dec. 9 ballot” With the approval of the Michigan Department of Treasury, the Clarkston Board of Education voted unanimously to call a bond election for Monday, Dec. 9. The ballot proposal asked voters for permission to borrow $52.5 million. “Painting the […]

A Look Back for October 13, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Bond approval delayed at state” Though Clarkston Community Schools planned to hold a bond election in December, they had still not received permission to do so from the state Department of Treasury. The board had planned to formally called the election in its Monday meeting […]

A Look Back for October 6, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Enrollment continues to grow” The year’s fall enrollment counts for Clarkston Community Schools were in, and as expected, the numbers were up. The surprise was the numbers didn’t grow at the elementary level. “Budget adoption delayed” Though it was a big item on the agenda, […]

A Look Back for September 29, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “1997 budget shows growth” During the public hearing on the 1997 Independence Township budget, finance director Kerry Donahue told officials the budget was balanced and produced figures showing rising growth – a 30 percent increase in taxable property values since 1993. “Commission OKs Sanctuary” The […]

A Look Back for September 22, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Choirs to perform with DSO” The Clarkston High School Varsity Concert Choir and the Madrigal Singers were invited to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a series of Young People’s Concerts. “Gridders crush Mott, 42-6” A capacity crowd saw the Clarkston Varsity Football team […]

A Look Back for September 8, 2021

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 […]

A Look Back for September 1, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Nice message” The Clarkston Chiefs Football and Cheer teams entered an inspirational float in downtown Clarkston’s Labor Day Parade, as well as had an impressive number of marchers. “The lure of the big computer” Clarkston High School was awarded a $25,000 grant to purchase computer […]

A Look Back for August 25, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “They’re back!” Aaron and Andy Suiter were among the first to arrive to Clarkston Elementary and sat outside the front door waiting for school to start on the first day of the new school year. “We’re ready,” they shared. “Final plans for Morgan Lake’s golf […]

A Look Back for August 18, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to Epcot he goes” Jim Simonson, a Clarkston High School graduate continuing his music studies at Oakland University, successfully auditioned for the swing band which played in front of American Adventure in Epcot. “Substitute mom will drive the kids” […]

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