Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

January 11, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"High school seeks more police help” The Clarkston Board of Education voted to increase the time of the district’s only police liasion and agreed to request to hire a second officer to conduct more classes in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The vote came after incidents in criminal sexual conduct, carrying a concealed weapon and domestic violence in September through November.

“Theater’s fate still unclear” The state of the Depot Theater’s fate was still unclear after two months after Canadian National Railroad said they would take a joint offer and after a set of complication arose.

“Fall MEAP scores take a dip” Educators around the state and in Clarkston were shaking their heads in bewilderment to the fall in the Michigan Educational Assessment Program results for fourth- and seventh-grade reading and math. Only a few districts posted gains in the standardized test scores.

25 years ago - 1987

"Commission drops to 5” Following a heated discussion on Independence Township Planning Commission appointment recommendations the commission dropped from seven to five members.

“Ideas pour forth at Mill Pond dam hearing” The Mill Pond Association planned to meet to discuss purchasing the broken Mill Pond cofferdam and the water rights after the Clarkston Village Council held a public hearing to help decide the fate of the dam on Washington Street.

“Change in smoking law creates no problems” The new state law, the Michigan Clean Indoor Act, wouldn’t affect area government workers much, according to local government officials.

50 years ago - 1962

"Local man receives new position” Nicholas was appointed an Account Executive and a member of the creative staff at Wallace-Blakeslee, Inc, an advertising firm in Grand Rapids.

“Clarkston locals” Fifth graders at Clarkston Elementary School held a surprise birthday party for their teacher Mrs. Davison. They made cake and played Happy Birthday on instruments.

“Clarkston locals” Mrs. Norman Raedeke of Hummingbird hosted a “coffee clutch” for 20 women of the Linwood village subdivision.