A Look Back for May 31, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“Let’s honor veterans and learn from them” Clarkston resident Leon Sawyer said he was full of history because he lived it. He was one of 16 million men and women who served in World War II and honored on Memorial Day. He shared experiences he had in Army Air Force.
“Local woman needs your help for charity walk” Rebekah Friesen, a Clarkston resident and student at Western Michigan University, was preparing involved with Pollatta TeamWorks for the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. Part of the preparation was raising $1,900 which she reached out to the community to help her raise.
“Softball team breaks 20-win barrier invitational” The Clarkston Varsity Softball team achieved one of their season goals as they broke 20 wins as they defeated Waterford Kettering in two games and four of their five games at the Madonna Tournament in Canton.

25 years ago – 1992
“Five cited with Michigan Week Community Awards” Five area residents were honored during the seventh annual Michigan Week Community Awards breakfast. The honorees included Donald Kevern, Mary Halpin, Robert Beattie, Mary Beth Huttenlocher and Dale Ryan.
“New ordinance could dampen noise at Pine Knob” Independence Township Board of Trustees were poised to adopt a new ordinance which could suspend activities at the venue. Supervisor Frank Ronk said a proposal the township attorney created was spurred by a rash of recent complaints about performances going past 11 p.m.
“Freshman relay county title to Clarkston” Clarkston ninth-grade girls won five events and placed in 14 en route to its first Oakland County championship since 1981.

50 years ago – 1967
“Athletic boosters name ‘Mother of the Year’” Mrs. Ethel Powell was named Clarkston Athletic Boosters Club Mother of the Year for her participation as chairman of social gatherings for football and basketball teams during the year.
“Tennis team wins regional crown” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Tennis team won their first regional crown.
“Round the town” Mary Vernon left for Chicago, Illinois where she was companion to Mrs. D.D. Witherup for several months as they toured Europe and visited lifelong friends of Mrs. Witherup.

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