A Look Back for April 20, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Library celebrates fifth” The Independence Township Library was swirling with activity while there was a Friends of the Library preview to the used book sale and in another room many celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of the library building. “Science comes alive” For […]

A Look Back for April 13, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “A real celebrity reader” Detroit Lions quarterback and Clarkston resident Scott Mitchell stopped by Andersonville Elementary to read to students during March is Reading Month festivities. “Councilman hot about M-15” It wasn’t on the official agenda but the Clarkston City Council spent around 40 minutes […]

A Look Back for March 30, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Planners OK new tower ordinance” The Independence Township Planning Commission voted 6-0 to put into action a model ordinance which would enable the township to regulate the placement, construction and modifications of wireless communication facilities as they trickle into Independence. “Roeser named to city council” […]

A Look Back for March 23, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Making progress” The progress was visible at the construction site of the new Clarkston High School on Flemings Lake Road. Despite the mud of spring, work continued and the landscape changed daily. “Kids share love of books” The Junior Optimist Clubs at Clarkston and Sashabaw […]

A Look Back for March 16, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Ice. Not nice.” Clarkston had a familiar wake up call Friday – the sound of residents scraping their cars after an ice storm hit much of the area during the night. The effect – as usual during Michigan in March or April – was a […]

A Look Back for March 9, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Not enough seats” Bids for the new high school were brought to the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education for over $5 million. Included in them was the bid covering bleachers with a footnote stating it did not include north and south bleachers. “String program […]

A Look Back for March 2, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “New fire hall opens” After months of waiting, the Independence Township Fire Department moved into its new digs on Citation Drive. The new department headquarters is also the new home of Station One and will also house the Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence substation. “Reading lifts […]

A Look Back for February 23, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Serfs up” By day Frank Buscemi, Ken Thomas, Michael Kimsal and Martin Foulkes are professionals and students. By night they change into The Serfs a guitar-based, modern-rock band The group formed in Clarkston in 1993. Years later, they planned to release their debut CD on […]

A Look Back for February 16, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Dads with heart” Little Valentines from all over the school district turned out with their fathers for Clarkston Community Education’s annual Dad and Daughter Dance. “Architects hired for Phase III” The Clarkston Board of Education voted unanimously in a special meeting to hire the Rochester […]

A Look Back for January 26, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “One cool principal” Students got a kick out of Clarkston Elementary Principal Mike Kehoe as friendly Frosty the Snowman at the school’s Winter Carnival. “City OK’s Mills Mall addition” The Clarkston City Council unanimously approved the site plan for the Clarkston Mills Mall expansion, which […]