A Look Back for May 10, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“WWII veteran has 60-year wish fulfilled” Donald E. Steiner, a World War II veteran, accomplished one of his longtime goals and was presented with a high school diploma from the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education. He left school in 1942 to enlist in the United States Navy.
“Roehl receives ‘distinguished’ school award” Wendy Roehl, an instructional aide with North Sashabaw Elementary’s K+1 Program, was the recipient of the Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service given by the Oakland County School Board Association.
“Girls track dominates league competition” The Clarkston Girls Track and Field team was proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the Oakland Athletics Association Division I as they took down two league foes in a dual meet defeating Troy, 74-54, and Lake Orion, 76-56.

25 years ago – 1992
“$1 million slashed” Clarkston Community Schools was preparing for the worst by cutting $1.1 million from the 1992-1993 school year budget. Among the cuts was laying off 11 teachers, saving the district $175,000.
“Woman donates historic artifacts to library” Jean Clark Rosborough, an 84-year-old direct descendent of Clarkston’s founding family, donated historic treasures to the Indepedence Township library. The donated items were from Washington E. Clark’s home, her grandfather, and included a family bible, photos, jewelry, quilts and more.
“Netters win twice with identical scores” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Tennis team down two foes, Waterford Kettering and Brandon, with a 6-1 score after both meets.

50 years ago – 1967
“Fife chooses ‘M’” Dan Fife chose the University of Michigan to continue his education and extend his competition in basketball and baseball after visiting different colleges.
“School board approves summer school program” The Clarkston Board of Education approved plans for a summer school program which included all grades from elementary through high school. The board felt due to the growth in the district it was time to institute summer school.
“Round the town” Tony Wolskini received a puppy named Spot for his fifth birthday and also had cake and ice cream for the celebration.

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