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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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August 15, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Wendy's marks opening with donation" Clarkston's first Wendy's restaurant opened its doors with a champagne preview for the town's movers and shakers. Oh, and they gave away some money too. The new restaurant was officially opened when owner Howard O'Brien and Independence Township Supervisor Dale Stuart cut a ribbon made up of 200 one-dollar bills. Then, one half was given to Wendy Halsey, director of Lighthouse Clarkston, the other half to Anne Smith of the Holly Tornado Disaster Fund.

"Tougher athletic code of conduct now in effect" The Clarkston Athletic Council cracked down on alcohol violations. Athletes caught drinking at any time during the year were suspended from games for four weeks and had to complete community service.

25 years ago - 1987

"Girl Scouts Dismiss Lawsuit" A lawsuit filed by the Michigan Metro Girl Scout Council against Springfield Township over a rezoning dispute on scout-owned land has been formally dismissed. The dismissal order was signed by Judge James Thornburn in Oakland County Circuit Court on July 27.

"Demolition Discussed" An ordinance was drafted that would prohibit the destruction of buildings in the village historic district of Clarkston. The Clarkston Village Council and the planning commission decided something needed to be done to preserve the buildings.

"Dog attack thwarts 4-H showing" The Oakland County fair board allowed nine-year 4H participant Maggie Sans to purchase new sheep to show after the typical deadline. This was in reaction to three of her sheep being killed and one being badly injured by a group of three dogs.

50 years ago - 1962

"World War I Vets to Meet" The World War I veterans, Clinton Valley Barracks, will hold their monthly meeting Saturday, August 11, 2:00 p.m. at Davisburg Town Hall. Veterans of World War I are invited and urged to attend.

"Romney in Clarkston this Saturday" George Romney visited his home county of Oakland for a whirlwind campaign. Romney was the Republican candidate for governor and visited Clarkston at the corners of Main and Washington Streets.

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