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 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” […]

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