A Look Back for June 21, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“Clarkston above average” While Clarkston Community Schools scored above average for the Winter 2002 Michigan Education Assessment Program, they saw dips in some area. Six of the seven elementary schools had scores decrease in writing and three of the elementary schools had a decrease in reading.
“Sixth graders get lesson in charity” A group of sixth graders at Clarkston Middle School learned a thing or two about giving selflessly during the school year as they raised money for PAWS and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
“Regional title 26 years in the making” One inning was the catalyst for the Clarkston Varsity Baseball team to win their first regional title in 26 years as they scored three runs in the first inning in the regional championship game against Brother Rice. They defeated the Warriors, 4-2.

25 years ago – 1992

“Cityhood wins Supreme Court battle” Independence Township came up empty in a last-ditch chance to stop Clarkston cityhood as the Michigan Supreme Court upheld an earlier ruling by the State Boundary Commission.
“Catallo elected first city mayor” Sharron Catallo was elected as Clarkston’s first mayor by 22 votes, edging out Charles Weber, 106-84. At the time Catallo was the village council president
“Hometown couple opens carry-out restaurant” Tired of fast food but not wanting to get dressed up for dinner inspired Clarkston natives Gregg Ryeson and his wife, Michelle, opened Gregg’s Carry Out and Catering on M-15 in Independence Township. Everything from desserts to salad dressings to entrees are homemade and everything is made fresh with natural herbs.

50 years ago – 1967
“Plan for 324-acre housing development” A 324-acre development adjacent to the Village of Clarkston, which included 300 acres of the former Ford farm, was outlined to the council to be used for housing.
“Clarkston Legion team wins double header” The Clarkston baseball team won both games in a double header against Berkley in the American Legion League, 3-1 and 7-2.
“Round the town” John Craig left for summer camp in Northern Canada where he spent most of his time fishing, swimming, hiking and tracking.

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