A Look Back for August 3, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Previewing middle school: For the second year in a row, Clarkston sixth-graders were invited to attend a free orientation called “Making the Most of Middle School.” The event, sponsored by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club and its middle school Junior Optimist clubs with the support […]

A Look Back for June 29, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Carol’s Village Grill, building sold: Regulars at Carol’s Village Grill said their good-byes to Don and Carol Borngesser, who had owned the restaurant at the corner of Main and E. Washington streets in downtown Clarkston for 12 years. Carol’s was officially sold to new owner […]

A Look Back for May 18, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Spanning the globe: Eleven-year-old Sarah Maesch’s drawing was selected as the top design in the Detroit area for WorldPlane, a plane decorated with children’s art from 18 Northwest markets in the U.S. and Asia. Her creation was painted on the side of a Northwest Airlines […]

A Look Back for May 11, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 YEARS AGO – 1997 “Will township muzzle Pine Knob?” Independence Township was considering a proposed outdoor entertainment ordinance at their Board of Trustees meeting, May 6. As proposed, the ordinance could regulate acts, which combined with alcohol and other factors might provoke bad behavior and invoke need for more […]

A Look Back for February 9, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Some good news on new high school” The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education learned contrary to the earlier trend, the last major big package on the new high school came in $800,000 under budget. “Where the heart is” Pat Pearson received a beep on […]

A Look Back for July 28, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Oaks’ 30th anniversary” Oakland County Parks’ 11-park system was celebrating its 30th anniversary and what better way for Independence Township residents to celebrate than to visit Independence Oaks County Park right off Sashabaw Road. “A love affair with cars” Since childhood Blaine Jenkins had a […]

A Look Back for June 23, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “$61 million and rising” Clarkston Community Schools’ next bond issue kept getting bigger and bigger the closer it got. The new total from architects from Greiner Inc. for renovations and additions at ten existing buildings was estimated for over $61 million, including a new elementary […]