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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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August 08, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Aesop's Fables as you've never seen them" Aliens. Gypsies. Hash slingers. And the requisite king with a beautiful daughter, hero, and lucky goose named Gertrude. That was the cast of characters as the summer theater workshop of Clarkston Community Education presented, in recital, "The Golden Goose" July 31 at Bailey Lake Elementary School.

"Prime Realty caps perfect season" One team stood alone atop the Independence Township Rec Baseball standings this summer in the boys 11-12 division. Prime Realty capped a 16-0 season Saturday with a 4-3 win over S & L Automotive.

25 years ago - 1987

"Wrong-way car crash" A New York man crossed the median on I-75 July 29 and struck two oncoming cars before stopping, yet only suffered minor bruises, according to Oakland County Sheriff's Department report. Phillip White was issued a ticket for driving under the influence of alcohol and was sent to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released, the police report said.

"Dam Donation" Now that the Mill Pond dam is fixed, Ed Adler would like to give it away. at the July 27 Clarkston Village Council Meeting, the owner of the 20 Depot Street restaurant said he spent $10,000 recently to have the dam restored to working order and that the time is right to present it as a gift to the village. "Let's discuss the terms with your attorney and start to make some plans in that direction," said Alder. Adler that before he would give the dam and pond away there were some things he wanted in return. No vote was taken.

50 years ago - 1962

"Romney in Clarkston this Saturday" George Romney will spend all day this Saturday (August 11) on a whirlwind campaign junket in his home county of Oakland, and the day will start off as most of his days do on the golf course.

"Rattlesnakes in Village Limits" Two 26 inch rattlesnakes have been found within the Clarkston village limits in the past week. Caution children not to pick up snakes. According to Mrs. Allen, owner of Snakes Alive, 10070 Dixie Highway, "As far as anyone knows, no person has die of a bite from a Michigan rattlesnake."

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