A Look Back for March 24, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Think Spring?” It was hard to think about spring on the first day of the season when Independence Township received up to nine inches of snow in what was called the worst storm of the season. “Growth encircles Clarkston schools” Growth was expected to come […]

A Look Back for March 17, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “House fire contained in attic” Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Finney saw smoke coming from a home on Fawn Valley Drive while he was driving. He was first on the scene of the second story house fire and checked to make sure no one was […]

A Look Back for March 10, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Clarkston woman hits jackpot” A 45-year-old Clarkston travel agent won $100,000 in the Cash 5 lottery drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Arbor Drugs on Baldwin Road in Orion Township. “CMS shines with awards” Clarkston Middle School Principal Vince Licata received an Employee Recognition […]

A Look Back for March 3, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Pothole patrol begins” The Clarkston News announced a new feature – Pothole Patrol. Clarkston Department of Public Works Supervisor Bob Pursley spotted the potholes of the season including two about 150 feet nort of Holcomb on the east side of the road. “State cuts school […]

A Look Back for February 24, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Just one of the guys” Nicole Nicholas, a Clarkston High School graduate and Eastern Michigan University student, shared life as a competitive snowmobile racer. It began when she was five-years-old when she and her older sister received a Kitty Cat snowmobile for Christmas. “DPW worker […]

A Look Back for February 17, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “City approves Depot Street cost study” Clarkston’s City Council passed a resolution, 6-0, to authorize spending up to $2,000 for a cost study to examine a proposed sidewalk project for both sides of Depot Street. “Loony for Legos at Clarkston El.” Clarkston Elementary students had […]

A Look Back for February 3, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Search for new school superintendent begins” The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education began the task of finding its next superintendent which included a national search to find the right person. “No raises for township officials” The Clarkston JV Ski racers showed their depth and […]

A Look Back for January 20, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “School’s out for Haner in June” Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Gary Haner announced he was retiring from public education at the end of the school year. “No raises for township officials” For the second consecutive year, Independence Township’s top officials would not receive a raise. […]

A Look Back for January 13, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “McNally, Fortinberry to vie for judgeship” One of the year’s elections campaigns began to take shape with the announcement of two candidates for judge of the 52-2 District Court, Jan. 8. Judge Gerald McNally announced he would run for re-election. Magistrate Dana Fortinberry announced the […]

A Look Back for January 6, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “School growth expected to continue” Clarkston was expected to need more elementary school space in the foreseeable future despite the trend in southeast Michigan for shrinking household sizes. “Police chief, seniors get acquainted” Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston decided to get involved with Independence Township […]