A Look Back for May 25, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Clarkston honors its best: A full house packed Clarkston Creek celebrated the annual Community Awards Breakfast, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Awards given out included Bud and Glenita Olafsson for beautification; Dr. Thomas Stone, community preservation; Sally Hadden, adult youth volunteer; Stephen Hyer, Jr., […]

A Look Back for May 18, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Spanning the globe: Eleven-year-old Sarah Maesch’s drawing was selected as the top design in the Detroit area for WorldPlane, a plane decorated with children’s art from 18 Northwest markets in the U.S. and Asia. Her creation was painted on the side of a Northwest Airlines […]

A Look Back for May 11, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 YEARS AGO – 1997 “Will township muzzle Pine Knob?” Independence Township was considering a proposed outdoor entertainment ordinance at their Board of Trustees meeting, May 6. As proposed, the ordinance could regulate acts, which combined with alcohol and other factors might provoke bad behavior and invoke need for more […]

A Look Back for May 4, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Spring plant sale returns to student-run greenhouse” Students in the floral/greenhouse program at Oakland Technical Center Northwest campus were counting down to their annual spring plant sale coming up in mid-May. “Internet brings moms together” Carolyn Bush was one of two Clarkston moms to use […]

A Look Back for April 27, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “When will it all end?” Examples of all the ongoing changes were all around the Clarkston area. A spokesperson from Independence Township planning and building department said 312 residential permits were issued in 1996 and expected it to exceed in 1997. Fifty had already been […]

A Look Back for April 20, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Library celebrates fifth” The Independence Township Library was swirling with activity while there was a Friends of the Library preview to the used book sale and in another room many celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of the library building. “Science comes alive” For […]

A Look Back for April 13, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “A real celebrity reader” Detroit Lions quarterback and Clarkston resident Scott Mitchell stopped by Andersonville Elementary to read to students during March is Reading Month festivities. “Councilman hot about M-15” It wasn’t on the official agenda but the Clarkston City Council spent around 40 minutes […]

A Look Back for April 6, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Calling it quits” Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Squires had his last day at the Independence Township substation on Wednesday, finishing his 29-year career. “Spring has sprung” Despite a brief dips in the 30s, most of the preceding Easter week was spring-like. Coats were shed […]

A Look Back for March 30, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Planners OK new tower ordinance” The Independence Township Planning Commission voted 6-0 to put into action a model ordinance which would enable the township to regulate the placement, construction and modifications of wireless communication facilities as they trickle into Independence. “Roeser named to city council” […]

A Look Back for March 23, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Making progress” The progress was visible at the construction site of the new Clarkston High School on Flemings Lake Road. Despite the mud of spring, work continued and the landscape changed daily. “Kids share love of books” The Junior Optimist Clubs at Clarkston and Sashabaw […]

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