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 […]

A Look Back for June 7, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Powers named Teacher of the Year” Tears flowed as members of the Clarkston Foundation named Springfield Plains Elementary teacher Susan Powers as Teacher of the Year. “Mrs. Powers has this unique talent and ability to capture her students eagerness and willingness to read, write and […]

A Look Back for May 31, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Let’s honor veterans and learn from them” Clarkston resident Leon Sawyer said he was full of history because he lived it. He was one of 16 million men and women who served in World War II and honored on Memorial Day. He shared experiences he […]

A Look Back for May 24, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Communities rally around Clinton River” Local communities were teaming up to develop a plan to combat pollutants in the Clinton River. Several governing bodies agreed to take part in a locally controlled watershed for the river including Springfield Township, Independence Township and the Clarkston City […]

A Look Back for May 17, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Clarkston unites for Day of Prayer” Clarkston and Independence Township came to together in celebration of the National Day of Prayer during the fifth annual breakfast held at St. Daniel Catholic Church. People from various religions met, forgetting their differences, to ask for God’s blessing. […]

A Look Back for May 10, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “WWII veteran has 60-year wish fulfilled” Donald E. Steiner, a World War II veteran, accomplished one of his longtime goals and was presented with a high school diploma from the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education. He left school in 1942 to enlist in the […]

A Look Back for May 3, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “CHS graduate home after stint overseas” Ryan Shaul, a 1999 graduate of Clarkston High School, returned home after spending six months in the Middle East, including Afghanistan, as a member of the United States Army and shared his experience including why he chose to go […]

A Look Back for April 26, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Property rezoned” Despite resident concerns the Springfield Township Board voted 6-1 for the go-ahead for property of 7701 Lavon, a residential property, on Dixie Highway near I-75 to be rezoned for commercial. “Clarkston Elementary celebrates life in the U.S.” Students at Clarkston Elementary participated in […]