A Look Back for October 5, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Organ gets second life: The halls of Clarkston United Methodist Church would soon be filled with a new sound. A 19-rank Casavant pipe organ was install at the church to replace the electronic organ. More 4th quarter magic; cagers down Dragons: After taking a first-quarter […]

A Look Back for September 28, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 School enrollment continues to climb: Total enrollment for Clarkston Community Schools came in at 6,786, only one off from where Director of Business Services Craig Kahler predicted it would be in his budget projection over a year before. ‘Go Lions! Go!: Coach Debi Hool took […]

A Look Back for September 21, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Crafts and Cider: The weekend was pleasant for exhibitors at the 22nd Clarkston Crafts and Cider Festival. Over 100 crafters from Michigan and surrounding states took part in the event sponsored by the Clarkston Community Historical Society. Proceeds went toward the Independence Township Library’s historical […]

A Look Back for September 14, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Design work begins on school project: About 50 people gathered at a special public forum at Clarkston Elementary to share input on what features Clarkston’s new elementary and renovations to the existing schools should include. Bear-ied: After playing like it was in quicksand the week […]

A Look Back for September 7, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 School project to be 2-phased: Representatives of the Clarkston Community Schools’ architect and construction manager appeared at the regular school board meeting and received an agreement from the board the upcoming Phase III building project should be accomplished in two phases. Kids care: Students in […]

A Look Back for August 31, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Last blast of summer: Leading the annual Labor Day Parade downtown were members of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, looking distinguished riding their horses. Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston called it one of the bigger Labor Day Parade crowds in recent memory, with more parts […]

A Look Back for August 24, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 City joins anti-casino forces: The Bay Mills Indian Tribe came up snake eyes against the Clarkston City Council. The city council, at its regular meeting, joined a growing group of municipalities which had come out against a proposed casino in Auburn Hills at I-75 at […]

A Look Back for August 17, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 No more gas on Main: Though Morgan’s Service planned to continue to run its thriving repair, maintenance and engine service downtown Clarkston, residents had to tank up someplace else after Labor Day. Dick Morgan, and his son, John, who owned Morgan’s at the corner of […]

A Look Back for August 10, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Who should pay?: With the opening of the new Clarkston High School just a year away, tempers were beginning to flare over expected traffic problems approaching the Flemings Lake Road site. Members of the Independence Township Board of Trustees criticized the school district for its […]

A Look Back for August 3, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Previewing middle school: For the second year in a row, Clarkston sixth-graders were invited to attend a free orientation called “Making the Most of Middle School.” The event, sponsored by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club and its middle school Junior Optimist clubs with the support […]

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