15 years ago – 2001
‘Neighbors vow fight? Citizens who lived near the site of a proposed Holiday Inn on M-15 hadn’t lost any zeal for fighting the proposal. They planned to be out in force at the Independence Township Planning Commission meeting.
‘Long lives, fast slopes? Ever since he was in grade school, Bill Richard had enjoyed lacing up his boots and hitting the slopes. Richard and numerous other southeastern Michigan senior citizens got together at Mt. Holly Ski Area to enjoy each other’s company and ski to their heart’s content.
‘Six grapplers advance to regional? Brian Chism, Shawn Miller, John Langdon, Tony Lajoie, Chris Jaronski and Kyle Hester from the Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team qualified for the individual regional tournament by taking fourth or higher at the district tournament.
25 years ago – 1991
‘Barn fire? Authorities were investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a Springfield Township barn on Scott Road. The fire spread to a smaller barn and also destroyed a silo. Seven fire departments were on the scene during the seven hour fire.
‘Wall of Fame honors different sort of all-star? An addition to the Clarkston High School was a Wall of Fame to display the student of the month as well as showcasing student selected for the annual principal’s award, the national merit finalists, the school’s All-State recipient and the winners of the Boy’s State and Girl’s State award.
‘Girls eighth at state, Roeser 15th in G.S.? The Clarkston Girls Ski team finished in eighth place at the state finals held at Nub’s Nob and Carrie Roeser placed 15th with the best time in the Giant Slalom race and 20th in the Slalom race.
50 years ago – 1966
‘Sashabaw school and land purchased by township? The legal ball began rolling for the buying and selling exchange between the Independence Township Board and Clarkston Board of Education for the old Sashabaw school property.
‘Wolves bomb Milford? During the last home for the Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team seniors King Robinson, Mike Madison and Rod Allen scored a combined total of 35 points in the Wolves 91-71 win over Milford.
‘Local news? Mike Lynch was confined in his home with mumps. With such nice weather he wasn’t too happy.