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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

December 26, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Goodfellows make Christmas warmer" Thanks to area Goodfellows and churches, 167 needy children in the Clarkston area received new shoes, boots, hats, and gloves for the holidays. The Goodfellows, comprised of Clarkston Rotary Club members and employees of Machine Engineering Inc. sold newspapers to raise money for the Rotary's "Shoes for Kids" program.

"Tornado shelter proposed in Springfield" After last summer's tornado disaster in Springfield Township, the board of trustees was hoping to take steps to ensure it wouldn't happen again. Unfortunately, the dollars just didn't make sense. Supervisor Collin Walls said that FEMA dollars will only go towards flood shelters, not shelters for wind storms such as tornadoes.

25 years ago - 1987

"This party is for believers only" Since 1965, the Creamer family has faithfully adhered to its annual tradition of hosting a Santa Party. This year, they've invited only believers – grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbor children. The believers may bring adults, if they wish. Laura and Andrew Creamer, of Fawn Valley Drive, Independence Township, expect 200 this year.

"Artist's ornament hangs on Smithsonian Tree" A penchant for art early in life developed into a full-time hobby for Gail Lee Mack and culminated with the honor of having her work displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. Mack created one of the ornaments and toys on display at the 11th annual "Trees of Christmas" exhibition.

50 years ago - 1962

"Brownies visit fire hall" Independence Township firefighter John Ronk gave Brownie Troop 501 a tour of the Clarkston Fire Hall, showing them all the fire trucks and equipment.

"Clarkston Locals" Santa made an early appearance at the annual Christmas party for cub scouts of pack 49. The cubs and their parents enjoyed a movie of Donald Duck cartoons followed by a Christmas sing along led by Mrs. Tull Lasswell, during which Santa arrived to give out presents the boys had brought to exchange. Christmas cookies and treats were enjoyed by all.

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