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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 25, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Just what is this righteous mission?" The volunteers of Righteous Mission remembered their friends Courtney Johns who had died in a plane crash the year before. The missionaries wore T-shirts with her name on them and most of the money for their projects was provided by a fund in Courtney's name.

"Where will the new school be?" As sister school to Springfield Plains Elementary was one of the options Clarkston Board of Education was considering for a location for a new elementary. The other two properties they were considering were at Rattalee Lake Road, near Reese Road, and Clarkston Road, on the same property as the administration building.

"Township continues to preserve its legacy" The Independence Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved $9,830 of its $260,000 in mid-decade census payments for historic preservation purposes, as recommended by Dale Stuart, township supervisor.

25 years ago - 1987

"Home builder wins energy efficiency award" Consumers power presented the Energy Efficiency Home Award to the house building company of Tim Warner, an Independence Township resident. Warner said that the houses his company built were so energy efficient that residents could double their living space and cut their energy bill in half.

"Clarkston girls shooting for the gold" Hope and Cary Newport of Independence Township planned to skip an out of state national competition for smallbore rifle shooting and instead attempt to win the gold medal at the Great Lakes State Games in Marquette.

50 years ago - 1962

"Jaycees to sell-install seat belts sat. and sun" Wisconsin, New York and Virginia passed laws that required all new cars to be manufactured with seatbelts. Nine other states, including Michigan, had also passed legislation regarding seatbelts. Many people had concerns that seatbelts were potentially less safe than the alternative, but studies showed that wasn't the case.

"Local News" Mrs. Lilly Troter of Govan in Glasgow, Scotland was the dinner guest at the home of her nephew and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Watson of Snowapple Drive.

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