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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 20, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“Languages considered for elementary grades” Clarkston Board of Education considered a plan to bring foreign languages to elementary students as young as kindergarten. The World Language Committee was leaning toward Spanish, using a concept-based approach.

“Homeless man found in school” A 23-year-old local man who said he was homeless was found inside Sashabaw Middle School. He got in through a window, and it took a tracking dog to find him. He said he had attended the school as a child and was looking for money, shelter, food, or items to sell for food. He also said he had gotten into the building several other times.

25 years ago - 1988

“Clarkston Rotarians plan PolioPlus benefit” In his lifetime, Ken Winship has seen polio become rare in the United States, so he’s optimistic about PolioPlus, a Rotary International project that could rid the world of the disease. PolioPlus is a plan to provide polio vaccine and immunizations for other childhood diseases such as whooping cough, measles, diphtheria, and tetanus to some 240 million children in 40 developing countries. It is the largest project Rotary International has undertaken.

“Superintendent search begins Friday” From a field of 59 applicants for the position of superintendent of Clarkston Schools, 11 have been selected for interviews, and they are all from Michigan. The interview sessions are open to the public, and the announcement of the selection of the new superintendent has tentatively been set for the April 11 board of education regular meeting. The new superintendent is expected to begin the job on July 1, the date current Superintendent Milford Mason’s resignation becomes official.

50 years ago - 1963

“School board approves new salary schedule” Clarkston Community Schools boosted starting teacher annual salary from $4,600 to $4,800, adding about $200,000 to the district’s budget. Residents paid a total of 24.43 mills for debt service and operations. Top pay was $8,140 per year.

“Celebrate Fifty Years” Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Conklin were honored with a 50th anniversary party at their home at 84 Holcomb Road, Clarkston. Twenty-six members of the family were present and had a potluck dinner.