A Look Back for August 29, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Back to school” Cody Bridger and Robin Flood smiled for the camera as they sat outside on the bench before the first day of the new school year began. “Revision aims to close ‘minor in possession’ loophole” Independence Township proposed a revision to the alcoholic […]

A Look Back for August 22, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Power outage brings out best in residents, business” Local residents coped with what was being described at the largest power outage in the nation’s history when the lights went out at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. The blackout hit northeastern United States and southeastern […]

A Look Back for July 4, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Summer season construction slows traffic” Motorists encountered delays on Holcomb Road, including long stretches of one-lane traffic, because of the water main and storm sewer project which included new curbs and pavement. “Skateboard complaints call for police action” A rash of complaints regarding skateboarders in […]

A Look Back for June 27, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Deaf valedictorian making her mark in life” When Victoria “Tori” Calaman was just a baby, people told her parents she would never learn to read or write. At 17-years-old, Tori was valedictorian of her graduating class, a member of the National Honor Society and had […]

A Look Back for June 20, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Schools hike salaries” Even before the results of the school election were known, the Clarkston Board of Education voted on Monday, June 9 to raise salaries for all employee groups at least two percent for the 2003-2004 school year. “Cardinal Adam Maida visits Everest Academy” […]

A Look Back for June 13, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “’Yes’ to $83 million bond, Miller, Koval” Cheers filled the Independence Elementary cafeteria as news broke that voters approved both an $83.7 million bond proposal and restoration of the full 18-mill non-homestead property tax. Voters also selected Tony Miller and John W. Koval for two […]

A Look Back for June 6, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Click it or Ticket in Clarkston” In an effort to increase seatbelt usage, law enforcement agencies were in midst of a state-wide two-week enforcement zone pilot project. The results of a four hour span in Clarkston’s Click It or Ticket were high with 67 traffic […]

A Look Back for May 23, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Grubs devastate lawns in older neighborhoods” Older subdivisions in Clarkston were under an epidemic of grubs. Denny Snell, senior manager of the garden store at Bordine Nursery, explained it was the European schafer beetle that was the main cause for destruction. “Student project helps build […]

A Look Back for May 16, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Officials go to school on elections” Clarkston Community Schools chose to administer the upcoming school election themselves rather than contract with the Independence Township Clerk’s office. “Fletcher named Teacher of the Year” Kim Fletcher, a math teacher at Clarkston High School, was shocked when she […]

A Look Back for May 9, 2018

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2003 “Boosters turn bond issue meeting into policy bashing session” While supporting quality education, most in attendance at a parent meeting joined school officials in criticizing federal and state programs designed to promote quality education. “Clarkston grad makes music in Northern Michigan” Clarkston High School graduate […]