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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 20, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Circuses are coming to town" The Clarkston area will become circus central during the next few weeks as not one but two circuses come to the area. The Walker Brothers Circus is coming to the Springfield Oaks Activity Center in Davisburg, Thursday, June 19. If you can't make the Walker Brothers Circus but need that sawdust-and-greasepaint experience, hang on. Kelly-Miller Circus is coming to town July 1.

"A fighting chance" A Mother and daughter diagnosed with the same type of cancer fought it to remission and ran together in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life to prove to others that there is life after cancer.

"Well-inspection controversy continues" A Brandon Township family got arsenic poisoning from their well water. A debate raged around whether the right way to deal with it was mandatory testing for all with well water or testing only in suspected areas.

25 years ago - 1987

"Board calls DNR hearing on Deer Lake" Concerns about safety and heavy boat traffic on Deer Lake and a Deer Lake Study Committee report have prompted a request for a public hearing with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

"Old Fire station comes down" It took less than an hour on June 2 to level a building that house the Independence Township Fire Department for 33 years. The old building was constructed during World War II in the early 1940s. Trailers were manufactured in the building, and later a Case Tractor dealership operated out of it. The fire department took over the building for the Roger Walstead family in 1954.

"39 receive high school diplomas" The Clarkston Adult and Alternative Education commencement sent its fifth class of adults out into the world, now with high school diplomas.

50 years ago - 1962

"Something to think about" An elderly man whose chief amusement was to sit in a laundramat was denied permission to sit there. He never harmed anyone and often opened doors for people with heavy loads.

"Explorer post no. 126 takes the the air" The explorer scouts of Clarkston visited the Selfridge Air Force base and got to ride in a carrier plane for 45 minutes.

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