A Look Back for May 3, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“CHS graduate home after stint overseas” Ryan Shaul, a 1999 graduate of Clarkston High School, returned home after spending six months in the Middle East, including Afghanistan, as a member of the United States Army and shared his experience including why he chose to go into the armed forces.
“Farm and Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day” Johnny Appleseed, with the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club, stopped at Clarkston elementaries to discuss the value of trees for Arbor Day. Four-foot white pines were also donated to each school.
“All-around play key for softball team” Clarkston Varsity Softball players posted two wins over Rochester and one over Rochester Adams which reflected solid performances in pitching, hitting and fielding.

25 years ago – 1992

“Walking for healthy babies” About 545 people walked a 20-kilometer course in and around the Clarkston area during the March for Dimes Walk America event as they raised $43,000 for the organization. The walkathon began and ended in Clintonwood Park.
“First-graders explore friendship” Andersonville Elementary first grade students were inspired by their unit “Good Friends, Good Times” and wrote and drew pictures about their friends and shared them with The Clarkston News.
“Hitting pay dirt” Groundbreaking for the new athletic building which was built near the Clarkston High School football field took place. The building was funded through donations and fundraisers.

50 years ago – 1967
“Water test conducted in township will aid planning program” The Layne-Northern Corporation was conducting tests of various wells in Independence Township. The information would be used for a new water system in the area.
“Honors for two local Jaycees” Lewis E. Wint was elected national director for Oakland County of the State Jaycees and was also presented with the Key Man Award. Robert Newlin was named outstanding District Chairman.
“Spring sports” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Tennis team remained undefeated with three wins over Holly, Milford and Northville to put their record 5-0.

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