From The Clarkston News archives
15 years ago – 2003
“Board will pay for Sashabaw” Residents and business owners on Sashabaw Road received some good news – the Independence Township Board of Trustees chose to pay the full share for improvements on the road not covered by the federal government and the Oakland County Road Commission.
“Springfield Plains shoe donations to help kids” Springfield Plains Elementary students began collecting used tennis shoes as part of their Fun Run theme – “Building Playgrounds Together, One Step at a Time.” The shoes would be donated to the Nike Corporation where the soles would be grinded up and create playground bases for inner-city play areas.
“Wolves shut out Southfield” The Clarkston Varsity Football team posted their third win of the season with a 14-0 shutout over Southfield with Nick Blackstone scoring both touchdowns.
25 years ago – 1993
“One more year” Despite the objections of two trustees, the Clarkston Board of Education granted Superintendent Gary Haner a one-year extension on his contract, which would take his contract to June 30, 1996.
“Noon blast is back” The siren that once called for volunteer firefighters sounded once again for Clarkston residents, shoppers, strollers and workers was back after months of silence.
“Wolves take second” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer team rode the wave to six wins before finishing in second place during the Springfield Christian Academy Invitational.
50 years ago – 1968
“Clarkston family millionth to visit Mt. Rushmore” The Warren Brandel family, of Dixie Highway, was named the one millionth family to visit Mount Rushmore. As they were driving into the park, a policeman waved them out of the line of cars as they were the millionth person to drive through the gates.
“Around the town” The William Morse family was the guests of Rod and Marilyn Rowles on an enjoyable day on Lake St. Clair in the Rowles’ cabin cruiser.
“Clarkston opens season on winning note” The Clarkston Varsity Football team opened the fall season with a 16-12 win over Oxford. The Wolves scored on a 1-yard run by Bob Paladino in the first half to help the team lead 7-6 as the half finished.