A Look Back for May 13, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Privatization meetings set” The Clarkston Board of Education set two special meetings to review proposals for the privatization of transportation and maintenance services. “’Bonkers’ family center needs ordinance change” Investors wanted to build an establishment similar to Chuck E. Cheese family entertainment centers in a […]

A Look Back for April 1, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Business owners stress unity” Clarkston business owners hoped to start the good old days again with a downtown business association that, in addition to sidewalk sales and moonlight madness, would focus on common problems. “Tech center hosts fashion show” The marketing class at Oakland Technical […]

A Look Back for March 25, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Reading is fun” Viola Swamp, from the favorite children’s book “Miss Nelson is Missing,” made a surprise visit to Pine Knob Elementary as part of Family Reading Night. Viola was played by kindergarten teacher Anne Moller. “From Japan, with love” After exchanging letters for five […]

A Look Back for March 18, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Takin’ it to the street” Downtown business owners didn’t want to see Clarkston become another ghost town with malls and developments growing outside city limits. Business owner Buck Kopletz wanted to start a business association composed of retailers and realtors to draw shoppers to downtown. […]

A Look Back for March 11, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Blanchard is middle school teacher of the year” Choir teacher Danielle Blanchard was selected as middle school teacher of the year by Post Newsweek for Oakland County. “School board continues to restore programs” The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved proposals to put […]

A Look Back for February 26, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Arts, health, physical education improvements planned” Two proposals for elementary education, one in the fine arts and one in health and physical education, were presented to the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education. It would restore programs cut at Kindergarten through fifth grade levels. “Local […]

A Look Back for February 19, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Mayor’s son turns entrepreneur” Curt Catallo, son of Clarkston Mayor Sharron Catallo, was planning a restaurant for the former Church of God on Main Street, which his parents owned. “We believe a niche needs to be filled,” he said. “We wanted to come up with […]

A Look Back for February 12, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Preservation comes to the forefront” The Historic and Rural Preservation Plan for Independence Township was shared with the main goal, what started in the early 1820s in Independence Township should not be lost because of progress and growth but should be included. “The not-so-secret garden” […]

A Look Back for February 5, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Let me call you sweetheart, I’m still in love with you” Couples, including John and Dorothy Hyde, and Ralph “Doc” and Eleanor Thayer, shared their secrets on happy lives together after being with each other for 50-plus years. “Principal as superhero?” Bailey Lake Elementary students […]

A Look Back for January 29, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “The effects of man on nature” Kathy Frantz, of the Howell Nature Center, visited Clarkston Elementary with wild animals living at the nature center. She delivered a strong message about leaving animals in their own world rather than trying to tame them and bring them […]