A Look Back for January 19, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Horses saved from icy pond” When the Independence Township Fire Department received a call horses went through ice a pond, they knew they were facing a situation unique in their experience. With adequate equipment and training, they saved the horses. “CHS band spends New Year’s […]

A Look Back for January 12, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “High school seeks more police help” Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education increased time for the district’s only police liaison officer. They also agreed to a request to hire a second office to conduct more classes in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. “Students hit […]

A Look Back for January 5, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 “Iced-over Allen Road gets no attention” Deputy Steve Mallado wrote in his report a supervisor in the Road Commission’s Davisburg garage refused to send someone out to inspect Allen Road’s condition. Mallado and another deputy were trying to get to the scene of an accident […]

A Look Back for December 29, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “To the slopes!” Pine Knob Ski Resort was packed Friday as freshly fallen snow and a vacation from school brought out families. There was at times a wait to get on the tow ropes, and ski lessons were being conducted around the lodge. “Get used […]

A Look Back for December 22, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Trading places” Clarkston High School students visited Detroit’s Western International High School as part of a New Detroit Multicultural Student Exchange Program. The students from Detroit sampled CHS on Dec. 10. “Littlest angels” Preschoolers from Clarkston Community Education’s Funshine program entertained parents with Christmas songs […]

A Look Back for December 15, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Bond question will be back; June vote likely” Citing strong urgency from the community to try again, the Clarkston Board of Education reached a consensus to bring December’s failed bond proposal back to voters in June. “Flu pounds Clarkston” The early flu epidemic sweeping the […]

A Look Back for December 8, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Bond fails; turnout low” With less than 13 percent of registered voters participating, residents of the Clarkston school district turned down the district’s request to borrow $52.5 million for new construction by a 165-vote margin. “Clarkstonnites raise $19,000 for MD” Several Clarkstonites agreed to join […]

A Look Back for November 24, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “City, township approve Block Grant funds” The Independence Township Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to approve the 1997-98 budget for Community Development Block Grant Funds. Designations for the funds included SCAMP, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance, large print books and a barrier-free computer work station at […]

A Look Back for November 17, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Bids approved for new high school” With one bang of the gavel, the Clarkston Board of Education approved nearly $24 million worth of bids for the new high school. “Tell Me a Story” For years the Clarkston Community Historical Society has had on audiotape reminiscences […]

A Look Back for November 10, 2021

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1996 “Enrollment study shows school district’s growth will continue” The Clarkston school district had a larger household size than the rest of Oakland County and was expected to grow the next five years, that was the conclusion of an enrollment study conducted by Carlisle/Wortman Associates. “Window […]