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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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January 30, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Schools hear from parents about schedule" Over 65 percent of parents surveyed by Clarkston Schools said they would like to see the February mid-winter break eliminated or reduced. Parents also wanted to see Christmas and Easter break unchanged and see the school year start after Labor Day. Four hundred parents in the district were surveyed.

"Fife's 33 lead Wolves to fourth straight win" Another day, another heart-stopping win for Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball. This time it was against Southfield-Lathrup and the boys won with 4.6 seconds left in the game off two free throw shots made by senior guard Dane Fife, who finished with 33 points.

"Sports complex coming to Sashabaw corridor" Developers proposed a 200,000-square-foot, multi-purpose ice arena and sports complex on Sashabaw Road at Bow Pointe Drive. They hoped to break ground on the $10 million project that spring.

25 years ago - 1988

"Rotary snubs first woman applicant" The Clarkston Rotary Club rejected the membership of the first woman to apply. Though the rotary president and secretary did not comment, board of directors member Gerald McNally discussed the issue. McNally, a 52nd District Court judge, said the club didn't have a legal obligation to allow female members. He added, "I think they might be missing a new dimension, but that's their decision."

"Women's business club welcomes man" Clarkston resident John Stuetzer became the first male in the Waterford-Clarkston Business and Professional Women's Club, which started 35 years prior. "The fact that I'm in this club shows the change in society today," said the construction owner.

50 years ago - 1963

"Women's Club hears about Iran" Glenna Wekili talked about the geography and resources of Iran and touched lightly on the government and her political views at the meeting in Clarkston.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. Richard Detkowski of Clarridge Road spent last Saturday evening visiting friends, the Gary Skibowskis of Dixie Highway. Sunday, they were dinner guests of his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Duffiney of Keego Harbor.

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