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Peeking In The Past


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February 06, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"An eggs-citing experiment in science" When Clarkston Middle School teacher Chuck Keegan wanted to teach some physics to his students, he had them design and build contraptions to protect an egg from a drop. Classmates Casey Bolten, Beth Randell, and Jenny Tatu successfully made a parachute for their egg.

"Sizzlin' spikers" Monday night's hard-fought road victory completed the best week the Clarkston varsity volleyball team has seen in a long time. The Wolves improved to 14-11-2 overall and 5-3 in the OAA Division 1 after the win at Troy. Clarkston has won seven of its nine matches, including three straight league contests.

25 years ago - 1988

"Village still seeking its own police force" Clarkston and Oakland County Sheriff's Department were working on an agreement to patrol the village. It would cost the village about $60,000 a year for a deputy to provide traffic control, including training, patrol car, and insurance. The proposed contract called for 2.5 mills on village residents for police protection, the same paid by township residents.

"Murder mystery goes national" Mary DeBoer can't forget her husband's death last spring, and she hopes no one else will forget it either – at least not until his assailants are caught. Elmer DeBoer, 38, was kidnapped, robbed, and shot to death around May 11, 1987, and police and the FBI are still looking for the people responsible, said Mary. The murder will receive nationwide attention when it appears on the NBC TV program Unsolved Mysteries at 10 p.m. on Friday after Miami Vice.

50 years ago - 1963

"Repeat Vows in Candlelight" Reva Anne Converse and Robert Earl Frick were united in marriage on Friday, January 25 during a candlelight service at the Davisburg Baptist Church. The double ring ceremony was performed by Reverend Jack McCurry.

"School fund transfer" Attorney General Frank J. Kelley Chairman of the Municipal Finance Commission, announced today that the Commission approved a transfer for Clarkston Community Schools, Oakland County, of $36,349.19 from the November 1, 1951 Debt Retirement Fund to the Building and Site Fund.

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