A Look Back for August 23, 2023

25 years ago – 1998We had a lot of fun!: Dave and Heather Mingle joined their sons, Evan and Logan, for a day at Deer Lake Beach. Youngsters and their families thanked the Independence Township lifeguards for their service during the summer.Residents oppose Springfield Twp. development: The standing-room-only crowd spoke out against the approval of […]

A Look Back for August 9, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Proposals pass in Independence and Springfield: Preliminary numbers were in from Tuesday night’s primary elections. Voters in Independence Township passed an increase in millage for safety paths, 2,637 to 2,133. They also approved a millage renewal for Independence Township Library. Voters in Springfield Township approved the […]

A Look Back for July 19, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Shanks elected president of school board: The leadership of Clarkston Community Schools Board of Trustees changed hands. Kurt Shanks was elected president at the board’s organizational meeting. Shanks and former president, Karen Foyteck, were nominated for the position, and Shanks won by one vote. Shanks, […]

A Look Back for July 12, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Rain doesn’t dampen parade fun: The skies were overcast, the rain began to mist, but the elements did nothing to keep people away from downtown Clarkston. According to estimates, 10,000 people jammed into the area for the annual Fourth of July Parade. Award winners for […]

A Look Back for July 5, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Schools hear input from township, residents on new elementary: During the Independence Township Planning Commission meeting, Clarkston Community Schools Business Director Craig Kahler shared plans for the new elementary school at Hubbard Road and M-15. Kahler said the district wanted commissioners “to give their opinions […]

A Look Back for June 28, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Schools consider $250,000 Walters Road paving plan: During the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meeting, the board, administrators and trustees discussed the possibility of paving Walters Road from Flemings Lake to Waldon roads and using it for bus traffic. Craig Kahler, director of business […]

A Look Back for June 14, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Principal for a day: By 9 a.m., seventh grader Stephanie Frelwald had made the morning announcements and emailed Sashabaw Middle School assistant principal Charles Rowland. Frelwald was principal of the day at SMS. She earned it after winning an essay contest sponsored by Students For […]

A Look Back for June 7, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 New library board run by teens: The Independence Township Library was looking for youthful volunteers to revamp its young adult section. Teens from grade seven and up were encouraged to join a new Teen Advisory Team where they would focus on what they – not […]

A Look Back for May 24, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Concept plan of new golf course in Springfield OK’d: The Springfield Township Board of Trustees approved the concept plan Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Course, a 27-hole course on 408 acres. Will walk, bike or run for food: About 90 Deerwood residents raised money for Lighthouse North. […]

A Look Back for May 17, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Roberts to make millennium: Dr. Al Roberts, superintendent of Clarkston Community School since September 1996, would continue to be a familiar face as least through the year 2002. During their regular meeting, school board members unanimously approved the extension of his contract. Plane crashes near […]