Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 07, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"Not enough seats” Plans for the new $5 million high school came in short more than a thousand seats in the gym. Builders said building codes had changed and they needed $80,000 more. The school board approved the extra payment.

“Warren to be honored; chair alumni sought” Grayce Warren, an icon of music education in Clarkston, announced her retirement, and her students were planning a tribute to her. They planned a concert featuring over 300 singers, all returning students.

“March of the ‘droids” Clarkston Middle School Odyssey of the Mind competitors made a variety of androids for competition. Katy Manojilovich, Melanie Lauer, Lauren Trager, Lizzie Hunter, Beth Trapp, Jessi Jennings, and Alexis Roberts competed in the Omerdroid problem.

25 years ago - 1987

"Might as well jump” Clarkston High’s volleyball team celebrated after winning the district championship at Rochester Adams. They beat league foe Lake Orion, and were set to advance to regionals.

“Growth brings positive challenges” Road maintenance and growth were one of the most important issues facing Independence Township, said Supervisor Frank Ronk.

“Richardson named grid coach” The Kurt Richardson football era began at Clarkston High School. The 34-year-old Richardson was chosen head varsity coach after seven years as an assistance coach. He said he planned to open things up a bit in offense, but the backbone of any great team was always defense.

50 years ago - 1962

"Clarkston Business Men’s Association urges Yes vote” Voters in the Village of Clarkston were set to decide a “liquor by the class” issue. The business group endorsed the measure, saying it would support community development.

“Deer spotted near town” Mr. Frank Russell, Main Street resident, reported a deer crossing the Millpond that weekend. The animal kept moving east across U.S. 10 just north of the stoplight in Clarkston, then on to Parke Lake. They had no further reports on the deer’s location.

“Local news” Mr. Gordon Bray of Evee Road was honored at a birthday dinner at the home of the C.E. Huffmans of Sashabaw Road.