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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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February 27, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Back by popular demand" The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program had been cancelled at the elementary school level, but Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Hernandez was kept on hand to teach fifth graders about the consequences of drugs, gangs, and violence.

"A British evening benefits Lighthouse" The Clarkston Village Players and 221 B Baker Street, a new restaurant on Dixie Highway in Springfield Township, are coming together on a British-themed event to benefit Lighthouse Clarkston. A special performance of "An Act of Imagination" an English mystery story, will benefit Lighthouse, as will a reception at Baker Street, which is done up in a Sherlock Holmes theme.

25 years ago - 1988

"Public airs opinions on budget cuts" Over 150 Clarkston school district residents and staff members jammed the meeting room and clustered in the hallways around door openings during the school board's public hearing on "Plan A." Under Plan A, the district's administrators have recommended budget reductions of $1.7million for the 1988-89 school year.

"Independence donates cash to help youngsters" A $6,000 donation to the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance was approved by the Independence Township Board last week after Chairperson Merelyn Mallet told the board about the organization's work.

50 years ago - 1963

"Primary election returns" Jack Levitsky was defeated by incumbent Supervisor Duane Hursfall on the Republican ticket by a 416 vote margin during the Independence Township primary election. Hursfall received 551 votes.

"Ronk-Greene Honored" The Clarkston Area Jaycees awarded Frank (Tink) Ronk Clarkston's Outstanding Young Man of the Year. Dr. L.F. Greene was chosen for Outstanding Boss of the year.

"New Art Courses Offered" The Village Friends of Art offered children's classes in drawing and ceramics, which will continue for ten weeks at the old Methodist Church on Buffalo street. The classes are under the able instruction of Eleanor Striner and Ingfvar Davison.

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