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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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October 26, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Learning outside the textbook" Jeremy Parrot, Adrian Basset, Genevieve Benson, and other Clarkston High School Earth Vision students waded in the Clinton River Watershed, taking samples. They were testing for e coli and other contaminations.

"Kids help make 'Kids Vote' happen" Clarkston Middle School students Tori Lauzun, Stacie Goodman, Leslie Bailey and classmates worked with Clarkston Optimists on the new program, allowing kids to accompany their parents to the polls. The idea was to increase voter turnout and teach children about voting.

"Boo!" Clintonwood Park hosted the scary Haunted Forest, featuring about 70 creepy characters, along with the Friendly Forest for youngsters. Barb Dean was a giant spider, and Eric Jenks and Jeff Oliver dressed as Klingons.

25 years ago - 1986

"Carvers" Sammy Bowers, Hans Hoemke, Nicole Ely, Christine Crapser, Christopher Haag and other children carved friendly faces into pumpkins in the Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest at Independence Township Library.

"Dixie widening project expands" Independence Township approved a Downtown Development Authority recommendation to add water, sewer, landscaping, and lighting improvements to the Dixie Highway project.

"Teamwork pays off" David Graves, junior at Clarkston High School, helped finish a $3,000 landscaping project at Sashabaw Junior High School. He and fellow landscaping students at Northwest Oakland Vocational Education Center planned the shrubbery project, funded by the students.

50 years ago - 1961

"Brother and sister reunite after 32 years" Mrs. H. DeBlaavw visited her brother, Rudy Schwarze, owner of Rudy's Market in Clarkston. He took her to Mackinaw Bridge, Soo Locks, and the family cabin in Roscommon before she returned to her home in Arnheim, Netherlands.

"Local women to attend conference" Clarkston ladies Mrs. Homer Richmond and Mrs. Royce Hyatt represented Northern Oakland County Girl Scout Council at the Great Lakes Regional Conference in Chicago.

"Eagle Scout award given" Morris Hyatt, Boy Scout Troop 126 of First Methodist Church, earned the Eagle Award. He was the fourth scout in the troop to earn the honor.

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