A Look Back for July 12, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Rain doesn’t dampen parade fun: The skies were overcast, the rain began to mist, but the elements did nothing to keep people away from downtown Clarkston. According to estimates, 10,000 people jammed into the area for the annual Fourth of July Parade. Award winners for […]

A Look Back for July 5, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Schools hear input from township, residents on new elementary: During the Independence Township Planning Commission meeting, Clarkston Community Schools Business Director Craig Kahler shared plans for the new elementary school at Hubbard Road and M-15. Kahler said the district wanted commissioners “to give their opinions […]

A Look Back for June 28, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Schools consider $250,000 Walters Road paving plan: During the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meeting, the board, administrators and trustees discussed the possibility of paving Walters Road from Flemings Lake to Waldon roads and using it for bus traffic. Craig Kahler, director of business […]

A Look Back for June 14, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Principal for a day: By 9 a.m., seventh grader Stephanie Frelwald had made the morning announcements and emailed Sashabaw Middle School assistant principal Charles Rowland. Frelwald was principal of the day at SMS. She earned it after winning an essay contest sponsored by Students For […]

A Look Back for June 7, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 New library board run by teens: The Independence Township Library was looking for youthful volunteers to revamp its young adult section. Teens from grade seven and up were encouraged to join a new Teen Advisory Team where they would focus on what they – not […]

A Look Back for May 24, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Concept plan of new golf course in Springfield OK’d: The Springfield Township Board of Trustees approved the concept plan Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Course, a 27-hole course on 408 acres. Will walk, bike or run for food: About 90 Deerwood residents raised money for Lighthouse North. […]

A Look Back for May 10, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 SCAMP walkers net nearly $20,000: Sunday turned out to be a wonderful day to take a walk, bike or run for SCAMP. North Oakland SCAMP Funding Corporation Executive Director Geri Batts shared about 200 adults and children participated, and with pledges raised $13,800. An additional […]

A Look Back for May 3, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Voters asked to approve $6 million for safety paths: For the upcoming August primary, Independence Township voters would be asked to consider renewals of both library and safety path taxes. The Independence Township Board of Trustees approved a renewal of the library millage, 7-0, during […]

A Look Back for April 26, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Schools set price for new M-15 elementary property: The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution to purchase the property from the Maria J. Baylis Trusts. Clarkston Schools planned to pay $1 million for 24 acres of the 29 acre […]

A Look Back for April 19, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 New sub concept plan nets praise in Springfield: Calling it “one of the three best plans to come before this board,” Springfield Township members praised a conceptual site plan for a new subdivision, known as the Wooded Hills of Jamestown, at its regular meeting. A […]