Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

January 09, 2013

15 years ago - 1997

“Maitrott’s buzzer beater sinks Central” The Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team turned the tables on Detroit Central on a 3-pointer from Mike Maitrott with less than two seconds left in the game to win 51-50.

“Schools mull over advertising offers” Clarkston schools considered lucrative food service, sports, and advertising offers stemming from the opening of the new high school. School board members were concerned about the appearance of endorsing products such as Coca-Cola if they accepted such deals.

“The show must go on” Larry Sefa, new owner of the 25-year-old Clarkston Cinema, hoped the community would come through and keep the movie theater running. He offered family friendly flicks with small-town charm.

25 years ago - 1987

“Springfield’s been home since ‘39” When Steve Jantz moved to Springfield Township in 1939 they didn’t have a road yet, just tire tracks. But since he moved to Springfield it was home. He attended occasional township meetings. After he retired in 1982 he was at every meeting in the front row.

“Board accepts top 10 for student ranking system” Clarkston School Board eliminated valedictorian and salutatorian status for Clarkston High School graduates in favor of an academic top 10. Incentive for the change came from parents who questioned the system after their daughter was seventh academically even though she had straight A’s and the top grade available in every honors class.

50 years ago - 1962

“January proclaimed March of Dimes Month in Clarkston” Independence Township Supervisor Duane Hursfall proclaimed January March of Dimes month and urged his fellow citizens to support the campaign to “Give for the life of a child.”

“Clarkston student honored” Clarkston High School graduate and first year student at Albion College Richard B. Sheldon was among Detroit Edison scholarship winners honored by Edison.

“Village Players announce case” Clarkston Village Players cast Sherry Moore, Tull Lasswell, Lee Moore, and Harry Farhrner as the leads in the play Born Yesterday.