A Look Back for December 14, 2016

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2001
“Council issues go-ahead for water system” The Clarkston City Council approved the implementation of the city-wide improvements for Phase II for Clarkston’s water system. The first part of the phase was completed earlier in the year which included businesses and residences on M-15.
“Clarkston teacher nominated for Grammy Award” Danielle Blanchard, a teacher at Clarkston Middle School, accomplished a lot in her life and was able to add Grammy-nominated to the list. Her CD “Jazz Portrait” was nominated in three categories: Best Jazz Vocal, Best New Artist and Best Liner Notes.
“Grapplers take dual meet against Troy and Edsel Ford” The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling defeated Oakland Activities Association Division I rival Troy, 47-20; and Dearborn Edsel Ford, 47-27, in a dual meet to improve to a 7-2 record for the season.

25 years ago – 1991
“New school” The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education secured one item for the April bond issue after a stalemate of nearly three hours. The board voted 6-1 to ask voters for 70,000-square foot elementary school.
“Second grader called a hero for spotting house fire” Seven-year-old Jordan Conley kept his wits about him during the weekend when he noticed flames on the roof of his neighbor’s next door home on Hummingbird Lane in Independence Township.
“Threes a crowd” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball drilled 13 three-pointers to pass their test in their league opener by outscoring Lake Orion, 90-50. The Dragons led 7-1 before the Wolves tied the score before ending the first half in the lead 16-13. Clarkston kept the lead before ending with the win.

50 years ago – 1966
“Clarkston canine is National Champion” Julet EB-Gar, owned by Curtis and Judy Killiane, was the English Springer Spaniel National Champion. After a three day performance, Julet captured the unanimous decision of the judges.
“Bus parking lot under construction” Construction begin for the bus parking lot for Clarkston Community Schools. The lot was expected to be completed in February and would hold 50 vehicles.
“Rotarians at work” Paul DeLongchamp and Lou Lessard assisted in the shoe fitting program through the Rotary Club. They filled 80 requests for shoes.

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