Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

December 25, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“Clarkston gets first look at new zoning laws” The Clarkston City Council was optimistic the first reading of the new zoning ordinance would come in late January after they requested some changes in definitions as well as zoning areas mentioned which didn’t exist within city limits.

“Happy New Year!” Local officials, business owners and other citizens shared their new year wishes for the local area and worldwide.

“Climbing the mountain” Kristen Atkinson’s skiing career had as many ups and downs as some of the hills she has conquered. As a Clarkston High School senior entering her last year with the ski team she had one goal in mind - state title.

25 years ago - 1988

“Signs may slow truck traffic” The new year may bring signs directing heavy-duty truck traffic away from the village. Continuing problems by vehicles were discussed during a meeting between Independence Township, Michigan Department of Transportation, Village of Clarkston and Michigan State Police.

“New trustee ready to begin” When a position on the Clarkston Village Council opened, it didn’t take long to find a replacement. Members of the village council agreed planning commission member Dom Mauti would be perfect for the position. The council approved President Sharron Catallo’s appointment by a 5-0 vote.

“Teen party helps needs kids” Sisters Christy and Jenny turned their annual Christmas get together for friends at Clarkston High School into a way to help the needy. They asked friends to bring a gift for an elementary aged child as an admission to the party. Some brought more than one gift.

50 years ago - 1963

“Wolves make it six straight, beat West Bloomfield 74-51” Clarkston rolled over West Bloomfield for their sixth straight win, 74-51. Ken Miskin led with 26 points and Dan Craven scored 25 points in the game. It was the first time in five years the Wolves beat the Lakers on their own court.

“JC’s announce winner of ‘Santa’ trophy” After viewing many attractive outdoor Christmas displays, judges awarded the Clarkston Jaycee’s first place “Santa” trophy to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dark.