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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 12, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Savage walks out of city meeting" After running into a dead end with his pitch for a new city planner, David Savage just ran. Savage, a councilman on the Clarkston city council, walked out during the middle of Monday's regular meeting when he couldn't get council support on retaining the services of Hyett-Palma, a firm specializing in revitalizing small downtowns like Clarkston.

"Mess on Main St."A contamination cleanup project has turned out to be more costly than Morgan's ever imagined. Just after Labor Day a construction company began excavation work at Morgan's Service on Main St. in order to remove an underground storage tank that's caused ground contamination from leaked motor oil. The company had to dig in front of and just underneath the garage, but found a surprise – two more storage tanks farther back.

25 years ago - 1987

"More kids" About 150 more students enrolled in Clarkston schools this year than expected, said William Neff, director of administrative services in the district. Last year, they predicted a loss of about 46 students, and the preliminary numbers show an increase of about 106, he said at the Monday board meeting. The added students mean several classes are overcrowded, and four elementary classrooms are split-levels, he said.

"Township rezones parcel despite objection" Against the owner's wishes, the Independence Township Board approved the first reading to rezone 20 acres on Sashabaw Road to research office from rural residential and commercial.

50 years ago - 1962

"Village Players start second year" Clarkston Village Players, which was rapidly becoming one of this community's most interesting groups, started rehearsals for the first show of its season, "Inherit the Wind." Mrs. Frank Reynolds and Paul Bennett were co-directors.

"Couple Wed 50 years" Mr. and Mrs. John L. Fink of Perry Lake Rd celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, September 7th. Last Sunday, 36 guests were invited to a dinner given in their honor, at their Perry Lake Road home. The Finks are the parents of 3 daughters, 6 grand children and 10 great-grandchildren.

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