A Look Back for July 7, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Fun on the 4th” Jessica LaRoque, 5, looked at ease on the pony ride at Clintonville Park on July 4. It was one of the many activities enjoyed by all ages during the holiday. “Class size reconsidered” New Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Albert Roberts […]

A Look Back for June 30, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Algae problem closes beach” A pea-green mass of algae drifted onto the shore and forced Deer Lake Beach to be closed before noon on June 28. A representative from Oakland County Health Division showed up when an algae bloom appeared that morning. “First high-school bids […]

A Look Back for June 23, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “$61 million and rising” Clarkston Community Schools’ next bond issue kept getting bigger and bigger the closer it got. The new total from architects from Greiner Inc. for renovations and additions at ten existing buildings was estimated for over $61 million, including a new elementary […]

A Look Back for June 16, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “A little dab’ll do ya? No way!” It’s traditional. It’s messy. But even on a hot spring day, most Clarkston middle schoolers will tell you it’s fun as they celebrate the last day of school with shaving cream battles. And the last day of school […]

A Look Back for June 2, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Despite protests, redistricting approved” Taking up what it had put off for a year, the Clarkston Board of Education voted 6-1 to send some students to different elementary schools in the fall which included Andersonville and Springfield Plains elementaries. “How does it feel to drive […]

A Look Back for May 26, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Engler stops by for a chat” Governor John Engler stopped by The Clarkston News office for half an hour on his way to a Patrick Nowak fundraiser at the Clarkston Mills building. He fielded questions from editor Annette Kingsbury and reporter Darrel W. Cole. “A […]

A Look Back for May 19, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “It’s only the beginning” Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education members took the first dig at the ground breaking for the new Clarkston High School on Flemings Lake Road, May 19. “One good cook” Jeanette Justus of Clarkston was a finalist at the Bavarian Inn […]

A Look Back for May 12, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Superintendent search narrows to two candidates” Two candidates were chosen by the Clarkston Schools Board of Education to move on to the next stage in the search for superintendent – Richard Lane, superintendent of Hillsdale, Mich. schools, and Albert Brooks, superintendent of Orange City, Ohio […]

A Look Back for May 5, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Flower day returns” Students in the floral/greenhouse program at Oakland Technical Center Northwest were preparing for their annual spring sale of student-grown annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and various mixed baskets. “Township picks Glowzinski as employee of the quarter” Pat Glowzinski, Independence Township’s accounts payable clerk, […]

A Look Back for April 28, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Science jumps off the page” Students at Andersonville Elementary enjoyed a day’s worth of fun topics during the annual Science and Technology Festival, put on by the school and the PTO. The day included small seminars and larger assemblies. “Young named OCSD officer of the […]