A Look Back for April 24, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Pistons’ No. 1 Fan” Tommy Bullen spent the last day of spring break hanging out in downtown Clarkston and he wasn’t afraid to give his opinion on the Detroit Pistons in the NBA playoffs. “They’re gonna win it all,” he said. “Springfield boosters plan ‘Happy […]

A Look Back for April 17, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Independence Township to revisit sound ordinance” Noise problems in Deer Valley subdivision had the Independence Township Board of Trustees revisiting the sound ordinance after residents packed the board meeting to voice concern about individuals renting property to use motorcross bikes. “Resident learns new way to […]

A Look Back for April 10, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Severance incentive draws 54 takers” More than a few Clarkston school employees were taking advantage of a one-time severance package to save on the next year’s budget. The monthly personnel report included 39 certified teachers and 15 support staff to leave in June. “Helping Lighthouse” […]

A Look Back for April 3, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Kid Rock, Palace donate $60,000 to finish spraypark” After a year of fundraising and generous community support, the Spraypark and Clintonwood met its goal thanks to a $60,000 donation from Kid Rock and officials from Palace Sports and Entertainment. “Human bones found in Springfield” It […]

A Look Back for March 27, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Happy Birthday!” North Sashabaw Elementary students and staff celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss complete with cake and the infamous white and red hat worn by the Cat in the Hat. “Clarkston hoops team returns to quarterfinals” Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball defeated Chippewa Valley […]

A Look Back for March 13, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Independence board concerned about pipeline” Independence Township was one of the local governments concerned about plans for a Consumers Energy pipeline. The plan was for 24.4 miles of a 36-inch natural gas pipeline to be built – six miles of it would be in the […]

A Look Back for March 6, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Local deputies increase action in past year” There were notable decreases in some crime reports in Independence and Springfield townships in 2003, but the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department statistics showed more overall calls handled by deputies. “Clarkston schools prepare for a month of national reading […]

A Look Back for February 27, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Clarkston schools earn state blue ribbon award” Clarkston High School and Clarkston Middle School were among 13 schools to earn the Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School award for 2004. “Clarkston author writes about leadership” After 1,600 interviews with company leaders form every walk of life, […]

A Look Back for February 20, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “School board proposes new cell phone policy” The elimination of a state law banning student use of cellular telephones led the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education to draft their own policy. “Clarkston resident finds the right price as show contestant” John Toomey, of Clarkston, […]

A Look Back for February 13, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Students will ‘Pay to Play’” The Clarkston Community Schools administration still had “soft” numbers and not enough details as they adopted a conceptual plan to save $1.9 million in the 2004-2005 budget. The board vote was not unanimous as Tony Miller opposed “pay-to-participate” athletics and […]

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