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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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February 15, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Architects hired for Phase III" The project was to build a new elementary school, additions and renovations at existing schools, moving adult education to the current Clarkston Middle School, renovations at Sashabaw Middle School, and moving Clarkston Middle School to the current high school.

"Strength in numbers" Several community groups put their heads together in response to substance abuse among Clarkston children. They formed the Community Task Force, organizing a series of workshops for parents.

"More retail coming to I-75 corridor" Malls and retail centers under construction off I-75 in north Oakland County promised many more options for Clarkston shoppers.

25 years ago - 1987

"Springfield undergoes growth spurt" The Springfield Township Board unanimously final plats for two subdivisions and site plans for two new businesses in the township.

"Independence man dies in fire." An Independence Township man died from smoke inhalation when his house on Eastlawn Avenue caught fire. A neighbor called the fire department, but the house had been burning one two hours before they were notified. Exact cause of the fire was unknown.

"McCormick comes home again" Clarkston graduate and professional basketball player Tim McCormick came home when the Philidelphia Sixers faced off against the Detroit Pistons. Despite McCormick scoring 23 points, the Sixers still lost to the Pistons 125-107.

50 years ago - 1962

"Rotarian's host Schuler representatives" Michael E. Hurst Executive Vice President of Win Schuler's Restaurants, and Fred Graczyk, manager of Jackson Schuler Restaurant, were guests of the Clarkston Rotary Club. Graczyk was the newest manager in the Schuler family.

"Friends of Art sponsor lecture" The Village Friends of Art presented Adele Thomas, who lectured on "The History of Opera." Thomas was the organist and director of music at the First Methodist Church in Clarkston as well as an accompanyist at the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts.

"Jim Sinclair buys own drug store" James E. Sinclair, registered pharmacist formally of O'Dells Drug Store, 10 S. Main Street, announced he would be practicing pharmacy at Main Drugs in Hazel Park.

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