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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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November 14, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Pappas announces 1998 will be his last" City Manager Art Pappas announced his intention to retire at the end of the year, and the city council should look for a replacement. Pappas, who had been clerk since 1962, said he was willing to hang around for a while to help out during the transition.

"Destination: Hoosierland" Amid the bright TV lights and a flock of scribbling reporters, Clarkston High School senior Dane Fife made the announcement he's waited his whole life for. "This past week, my decision became quite clear. I'll be attending Indiana University," he told an audience of more than 250 at the CHS gym.

"Residents raise ruckus over muddy road" Some Cranberry Lake homeowners want to know who's setting up roadblocks for a paving project on their street. At the Independence Township Board of Trustees meeting, an angry, wheelchair-bound Don Hindman read a prepared statement attacking the guilt party. But – who is it?

25 years ago - 1987

"Village to seek cop contract on its own" At wits end over the proposed police contract, the village and township was in danger of parting company after 11 months of negotiating. The council decided to consult with the sheriff's department after the township suggested renegotiating their police contract.

"Gazebo plans hit a minor snag" Plans to refurbish the Depot Park gazebo hit a snag during contract negotiations with the builder. The village council authorized Trustee Frank Millard to get a contract from the company so the $24,600 construction project could begin. Representatives from Sunheiser Building Company said they would need 10 percent of the money in advance and another 50 percent when the materials are dropped at the site before they could begin construction.

50 years ago - 1962

"Township sees record election" Independence Township voters went for George Romney for governor, 2,003-1,938, in a record turnout at the ballot box.

"Seniors to Present Comedy" One of the many outstanding Senior Play productions, which are presented annually by Clarkston High School's Senior class, will have its first curtain call tonight in the high school Little Theater. "Girl Crazy," a 3-act comedy under the direction of Miss Lorna Wildon will have its first performance.

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