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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 30, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Bond issue includes move for adult, community ed." Clarkston Schools Community Education department was proposed to move to Clarkston Middle School under the school bond.

"From Russia with love" Bob Weir, Jack Byers and 14 others from Clarkston United Methodist Church traveled overseas to spend time restoring a Russian Orthodox.

"City, Adler reach parking agreement" The Clarkston City Council and Ed Adler came to an agreement for the Clarkston Mills Project. A 10-year lease called for Adler's Lehman Investment Company to maintain, construct and repair the new parking.

25 years ago - 1986

"Bullets smash family room window - annually" For the second time in two years, Andrea Ward's family room window was destroyed by bullet. She said it happened during hunting season even though no hunting was allowed near her home. The 1986 damages were $150.

"Council turns down county proposal for dam" The Clarkston Village Council opted not to accept a proposal from the Oakland County Building and Planning Committee that the village would pay for the repairs for the broken Mill Pond cofferdam. They did it so the OCBPC could assume ownership.

"Food for the holidays" About 25 grocery bags of cans were gathered during the Thanksgiving can drive, sponsored by the Clarkston High School Student Council. The food was donated to the Independence Township senior citizen group to help feed needy families.

50 years ago - 1961

"Sashabaw Overpass Open to Traffic" The State Highway Department reported the $165,000 grade separation carrying Sashabaw Road over the I-75 freeway was open to traffic.

"Children to present art" The Village Friends of Art announced they would present children's art pieces at an exhibit at the First of Methodist Church. The pieces were created during an Saturday art class under the direction of Kate McLean, artist, and Hazel Nauman, sculptress.

"Local merchant first to give" Mr. Rudolph Schwarze, from Rudy's Market, was the first person from Clarkston to send a contribution for Christmas Season. The contribution was part of a $150,000 goal in the fight against Tuberculosis in Oakland County.

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