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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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February 01, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Schools find new bus driver" The dispute over bussing services for Clarkston students was resolved after the board of education voted unanimously to lease school buses from Squire Commercial Equipment.

"Local Marine more than 'just a warrior'" Marine Sgt. Rodney L. Dunn, a local resident, helped other marines and sailors on two projects in Malaysia. One was putting a new face on the Children's Society Building, a foster home in Singapore. The second project included delivering tons of supplies to the St. Nicholas School for the Blind on the island Penang.

"Women in sports honored at CHS" Female athletes at Clarkston High School were recognized furing the National Girls and Women in Sports day. The day included three guest speakers - Ann Boyd, Kevin Kaczmarek and Anne Doriean, the assistant principal. Doriean also shared history and led the athletes in workout stations.

25 years ago - 1987

"Replacement of contaminated wells delayed" Residents with contaminated well water at the south end of Independence Township were stuck with bottled water when a project to expand the township's municipal water system was stalled. Toxic gas contamination had been found at seven individual wells.

"Center for teens next" Encouraged by the turnout of 300 students for a skiing day at Pine Knob, organizers decided to move forward with plans for a teen center in Clarkston.

"Clarkston wins thriller in 3 OTs" In an emotional, nerve-wracking, triple overtime contest the Wolves Boys Varsity Basketball team beat Lake Orion, 69-68. Jeff Tungate nailed three free throws in the last seconds for the win.

50 years ago - 1962

"No parking" State Highway Department removed parking on M-15, 300 feet north of Waldon Road on the east side and 175 feet north on the west side. The restriction was the result of cooperative safety studies by the highway department, State Police, and local authorities.

"4-H Leader of the Month" Mrs. Leslie Johnson of Independence Township was picked by WJR radio for the honor. She was in her sixth year as a volunteer 4-H leader.

"Clarkston locals" Mrs. Catherine Easler and her daughter, Cindy, drove to Frankenmuth for a delicious chicken dinner.

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