A Look Back for March 28, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2003
“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 – 1993
“Grand display” Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education President Joseph Helpern talked to student Meghan Sitar about her optical illusion display at Clarkston Junior High School, where the students were displaying science projects.
“Local woman finds success in running” Clarkston resident Darlene Smith, shared her adventures in running and as a triathlon which started three years prior. She fulfilled a dream of running 26.2 mile Detroit Press Marathon, placing seventh in her age group and qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
“Derby time” Cub Scouts participated in the Pinewood Derby competition at Springfield Oaks Activity Center. Paul Mueller won best-looking car as he made his look like a tank.

50 years ago – 1968
“Independence may be paying for ambulance” Richard Rudluff, a partner of Fleet Ambulance Service, spoke to the Independence Township board about a possible agreement whereby the township would pay for service within the area.
“Two parcels in zoning” There was considerable discussion of the proposed Deer Lake development of the former Ford property at the Independence Township meeting before a resolution was passed to rezone two parcels from Agriculture to Residential 1 and Residential 2.
“Winners in photo contest” Charles W. Phipps, of Pine Knob Road, was one of the winners in the 1967 Mid-America Photo contest sponsored by Mid-America Travel Directors Council.

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