Source: Sherman Publications

A Look Back From The CNews archives

August 01, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

“Parke Lake yields a piece of local history” Clarkston history stories include tales of winter horse and buggy races when Parke Lake was frozen. Richard Niehammer, a White Lake diver, discovered an old buggy in the lake.

“New museum proposed for NBD building” The Clarkston Community Museum Foundation approached bank officials about donating its soon-to-be closed Main Street branch for a museum. The 1911 stone structure had a good, central location with lots of shelves inside.

“Worker killed at high school building site” Frank Blissett Jr. of Fenton, an iron worker, was killed when he fell from the gym roof. The husband and father of two was welding roof panels on the gym.

25 years ago - 1987

“Tot saved from a pool” 3-year old Noel Brent was saved by a nurse at the pool who started giving him life support procedures after he was on the pool bottom for 30 seconds. He was taken to the hospital and released the next day.”

“Maybee extension draws criticism” Two of four property owners objected to an extension of Maybee Road west across Dixie Highway to Lingor Drive in Independence Township. Arguments included it wouldn’t benefit businesses and would take property away from the owners.

“49ers sign Jokisch” Paul Jokisch, a former University of Michigan stand-out wide receiver, signed a contract to play football with the San Francisco 49ers, July 22.

“The saga continues for town clock” A family from Darlington, Wisc., ran into a familiar face when they visited Clarkston. The new town clock used to be in Darlington before it was sold to a dealer who sold it to the Independence Township Sesquiscentennial Committee earlier in 1987.

50 years ago - 1962

“Poster Wins Award” Karen Wooley an eleventh grader of Clarkston schools won the highest honor awarded to a Michigan high school student for her poster entered in the contest put on by the Automobile Club of America.

"Two local residents in MSUO comedy” Merle Bennett and Ilene J. Reynolds of Clarkston and Mary Ann Bethune of Davisburg were set to perform in “Mrs. McThing” by Mary Chase at the Michigan State University Oakland in Rochester.