A Look Back for September 6, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Overcrowded schools mean…” Clarkston Community Schools were reaffirming their facilities goals and gearing for 2003 election They reaffirmed their switch configuration for the schools year 2005-2006 to kindergarten through fifth grades at the elementary level; have two 6-7 grade buildings; one 8-9 grade building; with […]

A Look Back for August 30, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Bay Court vandalism has officials frustrated” A few vandals were ruining it for everyone at Bay Court Park. During the summer there had been an extreme amount of littering and vandalism at the park and most of it centered around the disc golf course. “Clarkston […]

A Look Back for August 23, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Local governments relieved by override” Local government officials sighed in relief after Michigan Legislature overturned Governor John Engler’s veto which would have paralyzed communities by severely cutting their state-shared revenue money. “’Heart of gold’ leads to national honors ” With her sweet demeanor and giving […]

A Look Back for August 16, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Board asked for $26 million” Despite seeing a new township hall voted down in the primary election, the Independence Township Board was planning to ask for a more expensive proposal on the November ballot. They planned to put township hall on it as well as […]

A Look Back for August 9, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Local communities hit hard by state cuts” Local communities were hit hard when Governor John Engler made revenue-sharing cuts. Independence Township was estimated to lose $704,117; Springfield Township, $72,327; and Clarkston, $32,681. “Clarkston High graduate leads the marketing way” Amanda Hall finished training at Eastern […]

A Look Back for July 12, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Inspired by many, and many inspired by her” Teachers and students touched by Linda Denstaedt, a 34-year teacher and K-12 writing director in Clarkston Community Schools, shared their stories as Denstaedt headed into retirement. “Churches form partnership to build Habitat home” St. Daniel Catholic Church […]

A Look Back for July 5, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Schools shorten days for teacher training” Despite objections by some parents and even Clarkston Community School Board members, a plan to periodically shorten elementary and middle school days for teachers was adopted for the district. “Hennessy takes to the friendly skies to fulfill dream” For […]

A Look Back for June 28, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Changing school times for ‘teacher development’ in the works” Clarkston Community Schools were mulling over a concept for the future for shortened days for teacher development which left some parents upset and educators pleased. “Plastic company enjoying tenth anniversary in Clarkston” Chase Plastics in Clarkston […]

A Look Back for June 21, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Clarkston above average” While Clarkston Community Schools scored above average for the Winter 2002 Michigan Education Assessment Program, they saw dips in some area. Six of the seven elementary schools had scores decrease in writing and three of the elementary schools had a decrease in […]

A Look Back for June 14, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Ellis Barn to stay in Springfield” Ellis Barn, a piece of Springfield Township’s history, would stay in the area. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department received a state grant to move the barn from Dixie Highway to Springfield Oaks County Park. “Local band set […]