A Look Back for June 7, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“Powers named Teacher of the Year” Tears flowed as members of the Clarkston Foundation named Springfield Plains Elementary teacher Susan Powers as Teacher of the Year. “Mrs. Powers has this unique talent and ability to capture her students eagerness and willingness to read, write and spell,” said Judy Zielinski, a parent who nominated Powers.
“Living in a dream home for this Clarkston family” Laura Covintree jumped at the chance when she heard 49 S. Holcomb was going up for sale and shared the story as her family prepared for the Clarkston SCAMP Home Tour.
“Wheel-y great art!” Special needs wheel chair students at Independence Elementary experienced a new way to create art through Wheel Chair Art.

25 years ago – 1992

“Raisins in the sun” Daniel Weishaar was caught snacking on raisins as he waited his turn in the Lead Line portion for the Triple B 4-H Horse Club Show.
“Independence Township man heralded as a hero” Carl Paulsen, Jr. and his mother, Helen, of Independence Township, alerted police something was wrong in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Springfield Township. The call not only saved a woman’s life but led to the arrest of Leslie Allen Williams, who confessed to killing four teenage girls.
“Retirees praised, roasted at school district banquet” About 225 people turned out to praise and poke fun of eight retirees at the Clarkston Community Schools’ Ninth Annual Retirement Dinner.

50 years ago – 1967
“Dom Mauti award” Dan Fife was awarded with the Dom Mauti Award during the annual awards banquet. Pete Thompson, head baseball coach, also awarded Fife with Most Valuable Player for the season.
“Board approves non-teaching contracts” The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved various contracts for building secretaries and head custodians. They also approved salaries for grounds keepers.
“Around the town” A baby shower was held at the home of Mrs. Harold Kingman in honor of Mrs. Adam Wright. Fifteen friends were on hand to celebrate the occasion with a stork centerpiece decorated in baby clothes. Refreshments included tiny cakes in shape of storks and pink ice cream.

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