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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

December 19, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Clarkston man at center of big drug case" A 70-year-old Independence Township man and 35-year-old Waterford man were charged in connection with a sting operation at the Megabowl. Undercover officers recovered about $2 million in cash and diamonds. The suspects were charged with dealing cocaine.

"In-line skating proposal draws mixed reviews" Despite protest from two officials, a proposed privately-owned skating rink to be built on township park property was approved in concept by the Independence Township Board. The 8-by-200-foot rink was to be built in Sashabaw Plains Park off Maybee Road.

"Clarkston sailor celebrates Christmas aboard ship" Michel J. Doud was a U.S. Navy petty officer third class aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier. He was serving as a boatswain's mate as the carrier patrolled the Arabian Gulf.

25 years ago - 1987

"Kids gain personal growth at camp" The wilderness surrounding Eagle Village in northwestern Michigan was recreated on the inside of Cedar Crest Academy for a "New Horizons" personal growth training program of 18 students.

"Spikers set sight on improvement" Gordie Richardson took over the helm of the Clarkston High School Girls Varsity Volleyball team as the Lady Wolves started a new season with two seniors and a handful of new players.

"Status quo" A conflict erupted at the Independence Township Board meeting when Supervisor Frank Ronk recommended reducing trustee salaries. After about 20 minutes of heated discussion, the board voted 5-2 to freeze trustee, supervisor, clerk, and treasurer salaries and fringe benefits.

50 years ago - 1962

"New school site purchased by board of education" The Clarkston Board of Education determined from a population projection survey from 1961 three additional school sites should be purchased.

"Lutherans dedicate new church Sunday" Calvary Lutheran Church of Clarkston was set to formally dedicate its recently completed building at 6850 Bluegrass. The Rev. Dr. O.V. Anderson, president of the Central Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church, was to lead the Rite of Dedication.

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