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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 05, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"NBD says no" The bank reversed an earlier decision not to sell its empty building on Main Street to another bank. They decided to sell to the highest bidder, which could include banks. The Clarkston Community Museum Foundation had proposed making the building a historical museum.

"Clarkston project to be 2-phased" The School Board voted to separate 10 construction projects in two. Priority was set to go to Sashabaw Middle School and a new elementary school.

"Remembering the sacrifice" Sashabaw Plains Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution honored Revolutionary War veterans Caleb Merrill and Jeremiah Clarke, one of Clarkston's founders. The group had a grave marking ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery.

25 years ago - 1987

"CHS Class of 2000 starts school" Joe Smith, Kyle Kreiner, Ryan Clement, Casey Miracle and fellow Clarkston kindergartners started school full of hope for the future. If all went well, they were set to graduate from high school in the year 2000.

"Tire pile may be hazardous" Against township zoning ordinance and fire code, about 600,000 tires were piled on a site off White Lake Road. The property owner had been ordered to remove the tires, but his tenant instead dumped more there. The owner locked the gate to the property.

"Parade goers gather for Labor Day" Club President John Priebe and the rest of Clarkston Rotary organized the annual parade down Main Street. Priebe had an important job – he marched behind the horses to perform cleanup duty.

50 years ago - 1962

"Clarkston Days big success" One of the many favorable comments on the annual event was "more people than we've seen in 30 years!" It included sidewalk selling, prizes, canoe races, etc. along with clear sunny skies. Dr. Alfred Hamilton won a girl's bicycle, the boy's bike went to Cecil Caverly, shoe shine kit went to Mary M. Smith, Carol Jones won a clock, Ann Bennett got an iron, and Rick Kroninger and John Jones each won 10 gallons of gasoline.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. Harry Waggoners and daughter Cheryl of West Palm Beach, Fla., were recent guests of the Mel Vaaras of Clarkston.

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