A Look Back for May 26, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Engler stops by for a chat” Governor John Engler stopped by The Clarkston News office for half an hour on his way to a Patrick Nowak fundraiser at the Clarkston Mills building. He fielded questions from editor Annette Kingsbury and reporter Darrel W. Cole. “A […]

A Look Back for May 19, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “It’s only the beginning” Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education members took the first dig at the ground breaking for the new Clarkston High School on Flemings Lake Road, May 19. “One good cook” Jeanette Justus of Clarkston was a finalist at the Bavarian Inn […]

A Look Back for May 12, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Superintendent search narrows to two candidates” Two candidates were chosen by the Clarkston Schools Board of Education to move on to the next stage in the search for superintendent – Richard Lane, superintendent of Hillsdale, Mich. schools, and Albert Brooks, superintendent of Orange City, Ohio […]

A Look Back for May 5, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Flower day returns” Students in the floral/greenhouse program at Oakland Technical Center Northwest were preparing for their annual spring sale of student-grown annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and various mixed baskets. “Township picks Glowzinski as employee of the quarter” Pat Glowzinski, Independence Township’s accounts payable clerk, […]

A Look Back for April 28, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Science jumps off the page” Students at Andersonville Elementary enjoyed a day’s worth of fun topics during the annual Science and Technology Festival, put on by the school and the PTO. The day included small seminars and larger assemblies. “Young named OCSD officer of the […]

A Look Back for April 14, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Train ignites dry fields” A fire along the Grand Trunk Western Railroad line in southern Independence Township and on into Springfield Township was probably caused by sparks flying from an overheated wheel. Independence Fire Chief Gar Wilson said the problem is not uncommon and has […]

A Look Back for April 7, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Easter yes, spring no” Youngsters enjoyed the marshmallow drop at Clintonwood Park, sponsored by Independence Township Parks and Recreation. Those who found colored marshmallows received Easter baskets. “Township moves forward on Sashabaw” When it came to the Sashabaw Corridor, Independence Township official were being proactive, […]

A Look Back for March 31, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “CHS student files for school board seat” Peter Bertling, a senior and class president at Clarkston High School, turned in petitions to run for a seat on the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education. “Stadium may be moved” The site plan for the new Clarkston […]

A Look Back for March 24, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Think Spring?” It was hard to think about spring on the first day of the season when Independence Township received up to nine inches of snow in what was called the worst storm of the season. “Growth encircles Clarkston schools” Growth was expected to come […]

A Look Back for March 17, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “House fire contained in attic” Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Finney saw smoke coming from a home on Fawn Valley Drive while he was driving. He was first on the scene of the second story house fire and checked to make sure no one was […]