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 […]

A Look Back for December 30, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Alex Trebek for a day” Third-graders in Barbara Sheffer’s class at Pine Knob Elementary demonstrated a pretty good grasp of material they learned when they took part in a mock quiz show. “Lucky Andersonville teacher wins book shopping spree” Andersonville Elementary teacher Russ Samuel was […]

A Look Back for December 23, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Injured teen home for the holidays” It wasn’t exactly what she had been expecting for Christmas, but Danielle Weddle was glad to have her big brother, Derek, home and safe this year. Derek was on his way to school and was hit by a car […]

A Look Back for December 9, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1995 “Greens market decks halls naturally” Members of the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club helped work the club’s fourth annual greens market at Cedar Lodge on Main Street where just about evergreen was sold. Wreaths, swags and even Christmas trees were available. “Pearl Harbor vet remembers” […]