A Look Back for April 14, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Train ignites dry fields” A fire along the Grand Trunk Western Railroad line in southern Independence Township and on into Springfield Township was probably caused by sparks flying from an overheated wheel. Independence Fire Chief Gar Wilson said the problem is not uncommon and has […]

A Look Back for April 7, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Easter yes, spring no” Youngsters enjoyed the marshmallow drop at Clintonwood Park, sponsored by Independence Township Parks and Recreation. Those who found colored marshmallows received Easter baskets. “Township moves forward on Sashabaw” When it came to the Sashabaw Corridor, Independence Township official were being proactive, […]

A Look Back for March 31, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “CHS student files for school board seat” Peter Bertling, a senior and class president at Clarkston High School, turned in petitions to run for a seat on the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education. “Stadium may be moved” The site plan for the new Clarkston […]

A Look Back for March 24, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Think Spring?” It was hard to think about spring on the first day of the season when Independence Township received up to nine inches of snow in what was called the worst storm of the season. “Growth encircles Clarkston schools” Growth was expected to come […]

A Look Back for March 17, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “House fire contained in attic” Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Finney saw smoke coming from a home on Fawn Valley Drive while he was driving. He was first on the scene of the second story house fire and checked to make sure no one was […]

A Look Back for March 10, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Clarkston woman hits jackpot” A 45-year-old Clarkston travel agent won $100,000 in the Cash 5 lottery drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Arbor Drugs on Baldwin Road in Orion Township. “CMS shines with awards” Clarkston Middle School Principal Vince Licata received an Employee Recognition […]

A Look Back for March 3, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Pothole patrol begins” The Clarkston News announced a new feature – Pothole Patrol. Clarkston Department of Public Works Supervisor Bob Pursley spotted the potholes of the season including two about 150 feet nort of Holcomb on the east side of the road. “State cuts school […]

A Look Back for February 24, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Just one of the guys” Nicole Nicholas, a Clarkston High School graduate and Eastern Michigan University student, shared life as a competitive snowmobile racer. It began when she was five-years-old when she and her older sister received a Kitty Cat snowmobile for Christmas. “DPW worker […]

A Look Back for February 17, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “City approves Depot Street cost study” Clarkston’s City Council passed a resolution, 6-0, to authorize spending up to $2,000 for a cost study to examine a proposed sidewalk project for both sides of Depot Street. “Loony for Legos at Clarkston El.” Clarkston Elementary students had […]

A Look Back for February 10, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Entering a new ecosystem” Third graders at Clarkston Elementary learned about the rainforest under Sharon Wenger. Parents put up a display in the hallway for the students. They also saw a slide show by Springfield Plains teachers Eva Newman, who had traveled to the Amazon […]