A Look Back for March 8, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“Local priest brings home Olympic size memories” Clarkston’s Monsignor Robert Humitz, pastor at St. Daniel’s Catholic Church, had a first hand Olympic experience was one of 30 chaplains to work the Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
“Dancing brings rewarding challenge” Anne Underwood, a junior at Michigan State University from Clarkston, choreographed her first dancing piece for the stage and unveiled it to an audience at The Fairchild Theater.
“Travelling overseas as a student ambassador” Danielle Weddle had a chance of a lifetime to participate as a member of the Michigan branch of the People to People Student Ambassador program which would take her to England, Wales and Ireland to meet with government officials, interaction with student peers, educational activities and home visits with host families.

25 years ago – 1991
“School bus burns; no one hurt” Clarkston Community Schools bus driver Rosemary Grable pulled her bus over and got students off the bus when she noticed a lot of smoke in the front of the bus during her morning route. No one was hurt in the electrical fire.
“Board denies split zoning on Sashabaw Road” The Independence Township Board of Trustees nixed a rezoning request along I-75 and Sashabaw Road for another service station with a 6-0 vote.
“Ice fishing contest draws a crowd” More than 100 people showed up for the second annual ice-fishing and chili contest at the Davisburg Mill Pond Park. As fishermen competed for most fish caught and largest fish, others enjoyed the chili and apple pie-eating contests.

50 years ago – 1967
“Monday night blaze; another near tragedy” The second major house fire withing four days occurred in Clarkston. This one fire was at a home off Bluegrass which started in the basement and under the stairway. The extent of the damage was $15,000.
“Clarkston succumbs to Pontiac Central” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball took on Pontiac Central for the regional crown at home in front of 2,200 fans. It was a close game as the Wolves lost 70-67.
“Round the town” William and Johnnie Martin spend the weekend ice fishing at their cabin in Northern Michigan.

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