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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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January 02, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Clarkston man at center of big drug case" A Clarkston man was charged for the second time with conspiracy to deliver cocaine and jailed on $5 million bond. Joseph Edward Puertas, 70, was arrested along with an employee James Talley, 35. Puertas' family owned the Megabowl near Baldwin and I-75 in Orion Township.

"Task force to study I-75" The Traffic Improvement Association of Oakland wanted to do something about the congestion on I-75 especially with the combination of travelers heading to work, Palace of Auburn Hills traffic, and new shopping complex being built on Baldwin Road. They spearheaded a task force with government representatives from communities along I-75 and developers.

"Middleton: I'm not running against Mat" State representative Tom Middleton sat down with The Clarkston News to discuss why he was running for senate, what he was going to contribute and to clarify he was not running against Mat Dukakis from Lake Orion.

25 years ago - 1987

"Officials see continued growth '88" Local government officials were predicting steady growth and increased traffic was for the new year.

"Blue and Gold club helps others" Over 200 teenagers at Clarkston High School joined forces to do good deeds in the community since it was formed in 1987. The idea from the club came from Principal Dr. Robert Burek. A high school he previously worked had it and it was successful there.

50 years ago - 1962

"Thayer Wilson in TV performance" Miss Thayer Wilson of Clarkston, choreographed a dance number presented in the Christmas dance program at Hollins College. A senior, Ms. Wilson arranged a group selection, "And the Glory of the Lord Shone Round Them," for the program. The production was also presented on video tape on a local Roanoke television station.

"Local Woman on March of Dimes" A Clarkston woman will be among the leaders of the fight against crippling birth defects and arthritis. She is Mrs. Kelly Burnette, who will serve as chairman of the 25th anniversary March of Dimes Mothers' March in Independence Township.

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