A Look Back for October 17, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2003
“Road commission limits truck traffic in downtown” After a season of loud and noisy construction trucks barreling through Holcomb Road and Washington Street, residents might get some relief as the Road Commission of Oakland County said no more trucks unless they were for local delivery on specific roads.
“House fire Clarkston Road for two hours” A house fire erupted in the 5000 block of Clarkston Road, near Pine Knob. The homeowner’s 23-year-old son heard a muffled explosion coming from the garage while he was studying. The fire closed the road for two hours as fire departments from Orion, Brandon and Oxford townships helped put it out.
“Local girl plays with championship soccer team” Julie Hemphill from Clarkston was part of the Vardar 12U Girls team, which won the MSYSA Snickers State Cup Championship with a 3-2 win over the Michigan Hawks.


25 years ago – 1993
“Schools up 79 pupils” The figures came in for the fourth Friday count for Clarkston Community Schools and they were down 79 students from the previous year. The surprise was the elementary level was down 32 students.
“Townships, city prepare for loss of state revenue” Officials from Clarkston, and townships of Independence and Springfield were preparing for Governor Engler’s school reform plan and the impact it would have on the schools and the residents.
“Linksters win GOAL, go to state finals” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Golf team captured the Greater Oakland Activities League title and also finished third in the regional meet to qualify for the state championship.


50 years ago – 1968
“Propose school admin building” More planning and study was going into the proposed new administration building as the Clarkston School District Board of Education voted to have Superintendent Dr. Leslie Greene and school architect Richard Prince to continue working on plans it.
“Clarkston dumps Northville, 13-6” The Clarkston Varsity Football team defeated Northville with help from quarterback Bob Paladino who mixed his plays with Bruce Hardy, Jeff Keyser and Rich Porritt.
“Round the town” Cheryl and Jim Mansfield came back from college to attend the Clarkston Homecoming game and dance.

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