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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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January 16, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Pine Knob hosts special skiers" A wheelchair doesn't move very well on snow, but put the driver into a specially adapted ski, and it's all downhill from there. Such was the scene over the weekend at Pine Knob where special skiers such as amputees and paraplegics got some pointers on their sport.

"Furnace sends three to hospital" A Clarkston woman and her two children are home safe and sound if a little rattled after a faulty furnace sent them to the hospital. Dona Allen said her furnace was around 20 years old and didn't receive regular maintenance due to cost concerns. According to Independence Township Fire Chief Gar Wilson, the dispatcher who received the call questioned Allen and thought it sounded like carbon monoxide poisoning. "Now I have a new furnace and a carbon monoxide detector," Allen said.

25 years ago - 1987

"Psychic makes predictions for 1988" Shirley Lynch predicted the Clarkston schools millage proposal would not pass until new leadership took over, more bike paths in Independence Township would be built, and crime and vandalism would increase in the township, leading to the desire for more police protection.

"Wages set for officials" After 22 months of negotiations, the Clarkston school district's supervisors, building principals, and central office administrators have received a two-year salary and benefit agreement. The agreement, which covers 29 positions, includes wage hikes of 5.4 percent the first year and 4.6 percent the second year of the contract.

50 years ago - 1962

"Fire destroys garage" Firemen from Independence Township Fire Department were called out in subzero weather to extinguish a blaze in a garage on Felix Drive. The garage, attached to the Edward Rush home, was extensively damaged even though the flames were confined to the garage only.

"Births Announced" Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Anderson of Flint announce the birth of their son, John David, January 12th. The infant tipped the scales at 6lbs., 2 ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Klover of Clarkston and the John Andersons' of Flint.

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