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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

April 11, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Councilman hot about M-15" Clarkston City Council spent 40 minutes discussing the hot topic of road conditions. Some requests from Councilman David Savage ranged from lowering the speed limit on Main Street to banning all trucks going through the city to preserve some of the historic buildings.

"Bond issue ready to go to voters" The Clarkston Board of Education approved the wording of the June 9 bond proposal that would build a new elementary school as well as add onto other schools in the district. The bond would cost taxpayers $57.6 million and be financed over a span of 25 years.

"Schools add string program" Sixth-graders would have one more option in their academic choices after the board of education unanimously approved adding a string program to the instrumental music curriculum.

25 years ago - 1987

"Layoffs hit teachers" Eighteen school teachers for Clarkston received their layoff notices following the unanimous vote from the board of education approving the layoffs.

"Sashabaw shopping center nets first approval" Arkan Jonah was one stop closer to building a grocery store and shopping plaza at the corner of Waldon and Sashabaw Roads in Independence Township after the board approved the first reading to rezone the nearly 9-acre site to planned shopping center from single family residential and highway commercial.

"Roadside trash dumping trouble Boy Scout" Thirteen-year-old Boy Scout Ethan Lee shared his concern about garbage dumping, especially when the previous October he and fellow Boy Scouts spent a day cleaning up garbage along a 5-mile stretch in Springfield Township.

50 years ago - 1962

"Jaycees for Clarkston in Beginning Stages" Because of interest shown at the meeting of local young men and members of the Pontiac Area Junior Chamber of Complans plans were underway to form the Clarkston Area Junior Chamber of Commerce.

"Harlem Magicians to Perform Here" A group of basketball stars were on their way to the area to take on the "Clarkston Faculty."

"Local resident" Lisa Vaara celebrated her first birthday on April 11 with family and friends.

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