Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

February 26, 2014

15 years ago - 1999

“Joint board meeting sparks ideas for future” Members of Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education, Independence and Springfield townships and City of Clarkston met to share thoughts and discuss common goals and problems. During the meeting five iniatives were discussed including development, mentorships, natural resources, uses of community buildings and libraries.

“’Camelot’ casts a spell” Clarkston High School Drama Club members enchanted audiences as they brought the legendary tale of “Camelot” to life in the school’s new Performing Arts Center.

“Five are goin’ to the Joe” The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team’s A.J. Grant, Andy Auten, Jon Robinson, Ryan L’Amoreaux and Pat DeGain were taking their skills to the biggest stage of all - Joe Louis Arena for the individual state finals.

25 years ago - 1989

“Stove to blame for Springfield fire” Firefighters from four townships were called to battle a blaze believed to have started in a wood burning stove. They fire started just after noon in the basement of a home on Giroux in Springfield Township and caused about $50,000 worth of damage. A member of the family living there escaped the fire with the family dog and suffered no injuries.

“Clarkston schools buy $400,000 computer system” The Clarkston Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the administration and approve the purchase of an in-house computer system for business and student services. The IBM/CMT system Clarkston is looking at will cost about $400,000 to set up and possibly another $10,000 a year in annual maintenance costs.

“Teen earns national award for work on wetlands” At the age of 18, Ronald Keen II of Springfield Township had an enviable resume, awards too numerous to list, four scholarships, and a desire to preserve whar precious land remains unspoiled by man. He earned another distinction - the William T. Hornady Bronze Medal Award from the Boy Scouts.

50 years ago - 1964

“Hal Newhouser visits Clarkston Junior High” Students at Clarkston Junior High School were honored with the presence of Hal Newhouser, former Detroit Tigers pitcher, who showed them film highlights of the 1963 World Series.