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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 02, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Kinder-Kapers" Brent Rusnell, Jonathon Gaenziger, Brittani Bridger, Collin Dunn and fellow kindergartners enjoyed games and learning at Bailey Lake Elementary.

"Mt. Zion expects youth club's partial opening at end of year" The church renovated a former grocery store at Sashabaw and Maybee roads for their youth center. They planned to offer basketball, roller skating, and Internet.

"Joint bid accepted by railway bails out Players" Clarkston Village Players, Buckeye Pipeline and Continental Machine Company worked together to save Depot Theater. The Players needed to raise funds for their portion of the purchase.

"Live, from Clarkston, it's the Monster Mash" Jack Raymond won a contest by WWWW country radio station for a live broadcast at his Independence Township home. Jack and Denise Raymond, their kids Christina and David, and friends enjoyed Halloween fun with DJs Karen Dalissandro and Steve Courtney.

25 years ago - 1986

"Clarkston tackles traffic woes" In an effort to combat speeding cars and loud trucks, Clarkston Village Council hired a county sheriff's deputy to work a few hours a week on a trial basis. The deputy was assigned to downtown during morning and afternoon rush hours.

"Board wants new high school" The School Board was considering a $25 million high school, along with reorganizing grades to a middle-school concept. They wanted to put it to voters in 1987.

"CHS students share anti-smoking message" Students calling themselves "Smokebusters" spoke to Clarkston Elementary students about the dangers of smoking. Kristi Martin, a junior, organized the effort.

50 years ago - 1961

"Mrs. Richards to attend conference" Mrs. Milliam Richards, education assistant at First Methodist Church in Clarkston, was invited to attend a national conference in Chicago.

"Players to hold open meeting" The new Village Players theater group met to share slides and movies taken of their production "Light Up the Sky," and prepare for future shows.

"Clarkston locals" A birthday party was given for Shannon Lynch. She received a bike from her mommy and daddy. But, to top it all off, Shannon fell from a tree and broke her arm.

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