A Look Back for September 14, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Design work begins on school project: About 50 people gathered at a special public forum at Clarkston Elementary to share input on what features Clarkston’s new elementary and renovations to the existing schools should include. Bear-ied: After playing like it was in quicksand the week […]

A Look Back for September 7, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 School project to be 2-phased: Representatives of the Clarkston Community Schools’ architect and construction manager appeared at the regular school board meeting and received an agreement from the board the upcoming Phase III building project should be accomplished in two phases. Kids care: Students in […]

A Look Back for August 31, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Last blast of summer: Leading the annual Labor Day Parade downtown were members of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, looking distinguished riding their horses. Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston called it one of the bigger Labor Day Parade crowds in recent memory, with more parts […]

A Look Back for August 24, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 City joins anti-casino forces: The Bay Mills Indian Tribe came up snake eyes against the Clarkston City Council. The city council, at its regular meeting, joined a growing group of municipalities which had come out against a proposed casino in Auburn Hills at I-75 at […]

A Look Back for August 17, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 No more gas on Main: Though Morgan’s Service planned to continue to run its thriving repair, maintenance and engine service downtown Clarkston, residents had to tank up someplace else after Labor Day. Dick Morgan, and his son, John, who owned Morgan’s at the corner of […]

A Look Back for August 10, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Who should pay?: With the opening of the new Clarkston High School just a year away, tempers were beginning to flare over expected traffic problems approaching the Flemings Lake Road site. Members of the Independence Township Board of Trustees criticized the school district for its […]

A Look Back for July 20, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Parke Lake yields a piece of local history: A piece of the colorful past of Clarkston history may have resurfaced. Richard Niethammer, a White Lake diver, found an old buggy in Parke Lake. Working with the Clarkston Community Historical Society, Niethammer and volunteers raised the […]

A Look Back for July 13, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 This is BEAR Country: Clarkston kids used their imagination in dressing up their favorite Teddy bears for a picnic as part of the summer reading program at the Independence Township Library, July 10. The program, dubbed BEAR (Be Eager About Reading) Country, brought kids something […]

A Look Back for July 6, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Owner of unfinished Main St. house receives ultimatum: The Independence Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 at their July 1 meeting to have the township attorney draft a document, ordering township Bob Martin to complete exterior construction on his Main Street home within 30 days […]

A Look Back for June 22, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1997 Kids, seniors connect: An end-of-the-year outing for 18 second-graders from Andersonville Elementary turned out to be not only educational and fun, but a first-time intergenerational experience for some of them as well. The students visited Hart Community Center where they shared stories on everything from […]

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