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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

April 03, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"First spring snowstorm creates havoc on area roads" An unexpected spring snowfall caused a series of accidents for two days especially on Clarkston Road and M-15.

"Schools, Twp. pursue solutions for flooding" Heavy rains and a snowstorm threatened to raise waters flooding the wetlands for Almond Lane residents. The wetlands were also bordering the new high school. Clarkston Community Schools and Independence Township were in the process of soliciting quotes to pump the water out of the wetlands.

"20,000 marshmallows fell from the sky" Independence Township Parks and Red hosted the annual Marshmallow Drop for Easter, dropping thousands of the fluffy treats from a helicopter and bucket truck to hundreds of boys and girls in Clintonwood Park.

25 years ago - 1988

"Too pretty to eat" Cherie Hartwick from Tierra Arts and Design shared the history and how to make Ukranian Easter eggs. She shared the eggs are a symbol of good luck and are often given as gifts to special occasions like a wedding or birth of a baby. Light colors are given to children and darker colors to adults.

"Tornado twists up trees in Clarkston" A tornado that touched down in Clarkston and Independence Township on Easter Sunday left behind minor property damage, downed trees, and an angry township fire chief. Tornado sirens sounded 10 minutes after it struck, said Chief Gar Wilson.

"Board pares list to 3" Clarkston Board of Education narrowed candidates for school superintendent to three candidates, including Gary Haner. Following the informal interviews, the school board planned to go out to dinner with the candidates and their wives.

50 years ago - 1963

"Area election returns" Incumbent Independence Township Supervisor Duane Hursfall, Republican, was reelected with 1,304 to Democrat Carl Golding's 509. Running unopposed were board Clerk Howard Altman, Trustee Harold Bauer, and Justice of the Peace William H. Stamp.

"Local news" An April fool baby, Kelly Ann Lynch, celebrated her third birthday. Mollie Lynch celebrated her sixth birthday five days later. A friend, Vickie Kidd, spent the weekend with Mollie.

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