A Look Back for July 29, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Packing the perfect spacesuit” Clarkston High School graduate Tricia Mack always wanted to be an astronaut, but her eyesight wouldn’t allow it to happen. She shared she was doing the next best thing – training astronauts for extra-vehicular activities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in […]

A Look Back for July 22, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “City says no to rezoning” The Clarkston City Council voted 7-0 against a request to rezone a five-lot-parcel at Main and Waldon from residential to commercial. “Storm damage minimal in Clarkston” Independence Township and Clarkston city residents reported little damage after three storms ripped through […]

A Look Back for July 15, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Flag-waving” Taylor Ricca and her sister, Brittany, were smiling and flag waving during Clarkston’s annual Fourth of July parade. The parade was sponsored by the Independence Township Firefighters Association and Dr. James O’Neill was the Grand Marshall. “Design work begins on new high school” Clarkston […]

A Look Back for July 8, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “School budget ($39.8 million) quietly approved” Though several trustees said they had no input into it and had only received information two days before, the Clarkston Board of Education unanimously approved the administration’s $39.8 million general fund budget, June 28. The state law requires school […]

A Look Back for July 1, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “City hires police chief” Clarkston’s City Council announced Paul Omiston, a resident of Clarkston and a police officer for the City of Auburn Hills, would take the police chief position left vacant in December. “CHS junior wins Journalism Olympics” With essentially no journalism experience under […]

A Look Back for June 17, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “School bond passes easily” Deputy Superintendent Mike LaBay flashed Superintendent Gary Haner a thumbs up during the Clarkston Board of Education meeting. Haner interrupted State Rep. Dave Galloway to share the news the bond issue passed 3,786-3,111. “I’m sorry,” Haner told Galloway. “This has been […]

A Look Back for June 10, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Teachers come out against privatization” The Clarkston Education Association announced it opposed contracting out any school services to private companies. The remark came at the end of a lengthy meeting in which two companies made presentations about running the district’s custodial, grounds and maintenance services. […]

A Look Back for June 3, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Gettin’ their Z-z-z’s” Kindergarten students of Mary Zurbriggen at Clarkston Elementary topped off the week learning about sleep with a pajama party in their room. Some had pillows and favorite stuffed animals while wearing PJs. “Living, breathing the OJ trial” Greg Longstaff, a 1989 Clarkston […]

A Look Back for May 27, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Award winners love their town” Receiving an award for something you do out of love, not because you have to made winners of the tenth Michigan Week Community Awards felt very lucky. Winners were Sheila Ritter, Citizen of the Year; Rosemary Lewis, Julie Matthies, Bill […]

A Look Back for May 20, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Bomb suspects are ordered to stand trial” Five Clarkston teenagers were ordered to stand trial on explosive charges by 52-2 District Court Judge Gerald McNally. Charges included possession or construction of explosives, using explosives to blow up a mailbox and a shack, and conspiracy in […]

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