A Look Back for June 22, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Kids, seniors connect: An end-of-the-year outing for 18 second-graders from Andersonville Elementary turned out to be not only educational and fun, but a first-time intergenerational experience for some of them as well. The students visited Hart Community Center where they shared stories on everything from […]

A Look Back for June 15, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Local man counts beans – literally: Al and Andy Welch accepted the keys to a snazzy red Ford Explorer after Al correctly guessed the number of coffee bags inside the parked car as part of the Clarkston Farmer Jack store’s grand re-opening. For doing so, […]

A Look Back for June 8, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 It’s yes: A proposal for a new elementary schools and renovations at most existing buildings was narrowly approved by Clarkston voters. The $57,650,00 bond proposal passed 2,897 to 2,676. Results were received around 9:25 p.m. during the regularly scheduled Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education […]

A Look Back for June 1, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Evans second in hurdles: Four years of sweat, hard work and determination all came down to one 14-second span for Clarkston High School senior Chris Evans at the MHSAA Class A Track and Field State Championship. Evans broke his own record in the 110-meter hurdles […]

A Look Back for May 25, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Clarkston honors its best: A full house packed Clarkston Creek celebrated the annual Community Awards Breakfast, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Awards given out included Bud and Glenita Olafsson for beautification; Dr. Thomas Stone, community preservation; Sally Hadden, adult youth volunteer; Stephen Hyer, Jr., […]

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 May 4, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Spring plant sale returns to student-run greenhouse” Students in the floral/greenhouse program at Oakland Technical Center Northwest campus were counting down to their annual spring plant sale coming up in mid-May. “Internet brings moms together” Carolyn Bush was one of two Clarkston moms to use […]

A Look Back for April 27, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “When will it all end?” Examples of all the ongoing changes were all around the Clarkston area. A spokesperson from Independence Township planning and building department said 312 residential permits were issued in 1996 and expected it to exceed in 1997. Fifty had already been […]

A Look Back for April 20, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Library celebrates fifth” The Independence Township Library was swirling with activity while there was a Friends of the Library preview to the used book sale and in another room many celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of the library building. “Science comes alive” For […]

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