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A Look Back From The CNews archives

December 07, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"More Space, equity in Monday's election" Clarkston Schools asked voters to approve a $52.5 million bond over a period of 25 years to build a new elementary school, renovate and add on to existing elementary schools; to remodel Sashabaw Middle School and turn Clarkston Middle School into a community education building, and remodel the high school for future use as middle school.

"Goodfellows to be out this weekend" The Clarkston Rotary Club, along with members of the Independence Township Fire Department and volunteer from Machine Engineering and Clarkston High School's Interact Club sold a special edition of Goodfellow Newspapers from dawn to dusk. It was the 56th year for Goodfellows.

"Staffing changes at sheriff's substation" Oakland County Sheriff John Nichols brought in Lt. Dale LaBair to command the new Independence Township Substation. LaBair replaced Lt. Doug Hummel.

25 years ago - 1986

"6th-graders to be moved up" To alleviate overcrowding, the Clarkston board of education approved a plan to move sixth-graders from three elementary schools into the junior highs in the fall of 1987. The board approved it on a 6-0 vote.

"49-acre park near" Independence Township received $375,000 from the Michigan Land Trust Fund to purchase Bay Court Camp. The township only had to pay the remaining $125,000.

"Magical party" Independence Township Library and the Clarkston Area Jaycees held a free Christmas part just for kindergartners through third graders.

50 years ago - 1961

"Local man assumes coaching duties" Roger J. Johnson of Clarkston signed as the varsity basketball coach for the new high school. He graduated from Clarkston High School in the class of 1955.

"Dixie Saddle Club" The Dixie Saddle Club held it's 14th annual Christmas pot-luck supper at the Community Center. Guest speaker was William Craig, member of U.S Olympic Equestrian Team.

"FTA goes on exciting tour" Members of the Future Teachers Association met with sponsor Ruth Purslow to go to Flint C. Junior College where they toured the school, ate lunch and attended a special program in the planetarium.

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