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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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February 20, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Group seeks change in custody law" Perry Russo, an Oakland County membership chair of Parents for Children, a family support group, had personal experience with the way Michigan handled child custody. Russo and the group was working on a way to revolutionalize child custody starting with requiring judges to start with the notion both parents are important to their child and have equal rights in parenting.

"Clarkston girls reign at Pine Knob" The Lady Wolves took first place in the slalom with 32 points and in the giant slalom with 20 points. Kristen Atkinson finished first overall in 44.94.

"New school to be on M-15" Clarkston Board of Education approved a new elementary school on M-15 near the corner of Hubbard Road, site of the Baylis farm. Five acres were carved out for the Baylis homestead, Shelmar Farms.

25 years ago - 1988

"'87 murder mystery may be resolved" The TV show "Unsolved Mysteries" aided police and FBI in the arrest of two former Springfield Township residents in the connection with the kidnapping, robbery and murder of Elmer DeBoer, a Waterford Township resident. Police received 20 calls the couple lived in Moses Lake, Washington.

"Flowers say, 'I love you,'" With Valentine's Day right around the corner, local florists shared their observations and stories of the day of love some ranging from customers buying a single rose with a special message to one dozen roses with a proposal tucked away in the delivery.

"Clarkston grapplers are fifth, claim two titles in GOAL meet" Dave London (119) and Jason Campbell (185) captured first place in their respective weight classes as the team took fifth in the Greater Oakland Activities League wrestling meet.

50 years ago - 1963

"Couple participates in educational project" Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grimes participated in the "Exploratory Experience" by Spring Arbor College.

"New church to be constructed" The Church of the Resurrection Episcopal of Clarkston's Bishop Committee approved construction of a new church building on Clarkston Orion Road. The church, with the Rev. Alexander Stewart as vicar, was meeting at Clarkston Elementary School.

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