A Look Back for June 14, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“Ellis Barn to stay in Springfield” Ellis Barn, a piece of Springfield Township’s history, would stay in the area. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department received a state grant to move the barn from Dixie Highway to Springfield Oaks County Park.
“Local band set for summer tour, cd release” A group of local residents in the group “Mike Moran” were following their dream to make it big in the music industry. They had a soon to be released compact disc and were set to tour the Midwest during the summer.
“Kinney reached perfect attendance milestone” Amy Kinney, a 2002 graduating senior at Clarkston High School, reached a milestone only four in Clarkston Community Schools had reached. Kinney had not missed a day of school from Kindergarten through her senior year.

25 years ago – 1992

“Operating renewal passes; 2-mill package falls” Voters traveled to the polls to decide on four separate school issues which resulted in the 19-mill operating renewal approved 2,762 to 1,578 while the additional 2-mill package was defeated 2,629 to 1,689. Voters also said no to Schools of Choice and reelected two incumbents to the board of education.
“Characters greet author” A parade of North Sashabaw Elementary students dressed up as characters from Jon Scieszka’s children’s books as they greeted the author during his visit.
“69-year-old ends drought” After 52 years of playing golf, 69-year-old Noble Meredith sank his first hole-in-one at Pine Knob Golf Course. He used a 6-iron to ace the 164-yard 15th hole. He finished 18 holes with a 90.

50 years ago – 1967
“Thirty-one students graduate with honors” Four Clarkston High School seniors graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. Four students graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors and 21 with Cum Laude honors.
“Local youths at 4-H Club Week” Richard Theriot and Beryl Austin of Clarkston planned to attend the 1967 4-H Club Week.
“New disorderly persons law” Rowdyism, profanity and indecency were a few things listed in the new disorderly persons law adopted by the Clarkston Village Council. The council also had the penalties spelled out.

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