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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 14, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Arkwright resigns" After years on various boards, Clarkston City Councilman Steve Arkwright sadly gave up his seat due to a promotion and transfer to Texas for his job at Paine Webber.

"Cost of school proposal up" The cost of delaying school construction approval from December to June was tabulated - the proposal going in front of voters would be $57.6 million, up from $52.5 million in December.

"Writing can be fun, author says" Children's author Steven Kroll visited several elementary schools as part of Reading Month. He shared with students his stories of good and bad of being a writer along with adventures he has gone on.

25 years ago - 1987

"Thousands protest certification law" Dr. Paul Vanaman, principal of Springfield Christian Academy and pastor of Dixie Baptist Church, was one of 8,000 people in Lansing protesting the state law requiring teacher certification in non-public schools.

"Winning isn't easy" Jeff Cumberworth, a second grader at Pine Knob Elementary, took first place in his age group at the Tri-Star Contest sponsored by the Clarkston Optimist Club.

"Emerson wants to be king of the hill" Rick Emerson's skiing career had grown by leaps and bounds since he was a youngster learning the ropes at Pine Knob. He was ready to take the next step as he was getting prepared for a chance to qualify for the United States 1988 Olympic freestyle ski team.

50 years ago - 1962

"Clarkston sees record turnout" Eighty-nine percent of the registered voters in the village of Clarkston made their appearance at the polls - making the record turnout. Out of 394 registered voters 304 went to the polls.

"Bonnie's portrait wins prize" Mrs. Lawreance Olliffe, a senior at Central Michigan University, took second and third places in Human Interest and Portraits, during a recent photograph contest at the college.

"Davisburg local" Mr. and Mrs. William Matthieu, proprietors of the Confectionary Store in Davisburg, started selling coffee at their store.

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