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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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January 23, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Ice rink to open at Clintonwood" Outdoor, lighted ice-skating is expected to come to Clarkston this week with the opening of an ice rink at Clintonwood Park. Ann Conklin, Independence Township's Director of Parks and Recreation, said last week she hoped to have the rink up and running today, weather permitting.

"New elementary school coming to life" The site of the new elementary school had yet to be decided but floor plans to show how the school would look were presented at a special meeting for the Clarkston Community Schools board of education. The design included "pods" of four classrooms for each grade level and letting in lots of natural light.

25 years ago - 1987

"Baggins came home" A 15-pound black and tan tabby cat named Baggins found his way home. Kathy Binkley offered a $500 reward in local papers, but after two months Baggins was still missing. Then, Binkley began feeding a stray that was hanging around in the garage, and who should show up for the food, but eight-year-old Baggins. He was pretty skinny and ate six cans of cat food in the first ten hours he was home.

"Stuarts celebrate 25th" Dale and Deborah Stuart of Independence Township celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, Jan. 19. In celebration, their children treated them to a weekend at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, and an evening at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

"$1.8 million spells massive cuts" The Clarkston school district administration recommended massive cutbacks for the 1988-89 school year and used $1.8 million as the target. The proposal was in wake of rejections of tax increase requests by voters in June and October.

50 years ago - 1962

"Clarkston upsets Holly in overtime" With a minute and 27 seconds left to play in the game, Holly pushed ahead 51 to 53, but not for long. Clarkston's Mike Bray evened it up with only 34 seconds left to play. In the overtime, Dan Craven hit a two pointer, but Holly was right back with two quick baskets to even it up again, but for the last time. The Wolves won a 60 to 57 upset victory.

"Clarkston's Junior Miss to compete for state honor" Clarkston's Junior Miss Janet Tisch was one of 24 high school seniors entered in the Michigan Junior Miss Pageant in Pontiac. She won the Clarkston Area Jaycees first annual Junior Miss Pageant in December.

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