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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

April 18, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Bike theft puts damper on spring" Mitch Kusza had his brand new bike stolen. He saved $200 for a new silver Viper Diamonback BMX bike. He earned money by keeping his room clean as well as studying and going from not on the honor roll to making the list earning A's and B's in his classes.

"Councilman hot about M-15" Although it was nowhere to be found on the official agenda, the Clarkston City Council spent around 40 minutes going over the hot topic of road conditions in its regular meeting. Councilman David Savage tossed out a series of requests ranging from lowering the Main Street speed limit to 10 mph to banning all trucks going through the city in an effort to preserve some of the historical buildings along the M-15 corridor.

"Bond issue ready to go to voters" Clarkston Board of Eeducation approved the wording of a bond proposal to build a new elementary school and add onto other schools. The June proposal would cost taxpayers $57,650,000 and be financed over a 25 year span, adding 1.36 mills to the debt-requirement levy.

25 years ago - 1987

"O'Dey aids champs" Pat O' Dey, a Sashabaw Junior High School student, helped his team beat Amherst, 3-2, in the final game in the Pee Wee Major National Championships in New York. His team finished the season 60-9-4.

"Wildlife artist captures award" Independence Township artist Russell Cobane wins the 1988 Trout-Salmon Stamp Competition. The Atlantic salmon pictured on the stamp is unique because it doesn't spawn and die, but remains in the Great Lakes for fishing throughout the season.

50 years ago - 1962

"Former Resident on Bob Newhart Show" Mr. Gene Scholler, a charter member of the Clarkston Village Players, appeared Wednesday, April 18 on The Bob Newhart Television Show.

"Cancer Films in this area" Special theater showings of the latest film for the protection of women against the scourge of breast cancer, A Breath of Fresh Air was shown in Farmington, Ortonville, Rochester, Oxford, Holly, South Lyon, and Pontiac beginning April 23.

"Fire Department" Since Thursday, April 12, the Independence Township Fire Department was called on seven grass fires.

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