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 […]

A Look Back for April 13, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “A real celebrity reader” Detroit Lions quarterback and Clarkston resident Scott Mitchell stopped by Andersonville Elementary to read to students during March is Reading Month festivities. “Councilman hot about M-15” It wasn’t on the official agenda but the Clarkston City Council spent around 40 minutes […]

A Look Back for March 30, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Planners OK new tower ordinance” The Independence Township Planning Commission voted 6-0 to put into action a model ordinance which would enable the township to regulate the placement, construction and modifications of wireless communication facilities as they trickle into Independence. “Roeser named to city council” […]

A Look Back for March 23, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Making progress” The progress was visible at the construction site of the new Clarkston High School on Flemings Lake Road. Despite the mud of spring, work continued and the landscape changed daily. “Kids share love of books” The Junior Optimist Clubs at Clarkston and Sashabaw […]

A Look Back for March 16, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Ice. Not nice.” Clarkston had a familiar wake up call Friday – the sound of residents scraping their cars after an ice storm hit much of the area during the night. The effect – as usual during Michigan in March or April – was a […]

A Look Back for March 9, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Not enough seats” Bids for the new high school were brought to the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education for over $5 million. Included in them was the bid covering bleachers with a footnote stating it did not include north and south bleachers. “String program […]

A Look Back for March 2, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “New fire hall opens” After months of waiting, the Independence Township Fire Department moved into its new digs on Citation Drive. The new department headquarters is also the new home of Station One and will also house the Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence substation. “Reading lifts […]

A Look Back for February 23, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Serfs up” By day Frank Buscemi, Ken Thomas, Michael Kimsal and Martin Foulkes are professionals and students. By night they change into The Serfs a guitar-based, modern-rock band The group formed in Clarkston in 1993. Years later, they planned to release their debut CD on […]