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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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April 17, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Life's a beach" The city of Clarkston is finally ready to go forward with its one-dollar agreement with Independence Township. After nearly a year of discussion, the council voted 5-1 to authorize City Manager Art Pappas and Mayor Sharron Catallo to sign the Deer Lake Beach lease with the township for one dollar. It's an 11-year agreement with a five-year extension option. The lease will expire Dec. 31, 2014.

"Birdland roads to be repaved" Fifty-six residents will benefit from smoother and safer streets in Birdland, thanks to a repaving contribution from Independence Township. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a five-percent contribution toward a $146,555 project for Chickadee, Warbler, and Goldfinch roads. The remainder will be funded through a Special Assessment District created for residents living on those roads. The cost per homeowner is $2,775.

25 years ago - 1988

"Small turnout for soccer team" A shortage of players may come back to haunt the girls soccer team at Clarkston High School this season. Heading into the year, Coach Hana Olsen has enough players to fill all the positions but is sorely lacking in the substitute department. "If we have an injury, we are going to be in trouble," she said.

"Superintendent search is complete" The Clarkston school district chose their new superintendent to begin July 1. They chose a face familiar to the district - Gary Haner. Haner and his wife both taught at Pine Knob Elementary and lived in Clarkston.

50 years ago - 1963

"Former Teacher Passes" Services were held for Allena Jickells. She was a victim of cancer at 85 years old. A lifetime resident of Oakland County, she was a teacher in the Clarkston Schools. The Reverend William J. Richards officiated with interment at Lakeview Cemetery.

"Independence Township Board Proceedings" The board voted in favor of certifying the April 1, 1963 Biennial Spring Election voting results were correct. The Township Canvassing Board canvassed ballots cast for questions and candidates during the vote in the township's five precincts.

"Dairy Queen in Clarkston" Ground work was underway on M-15 near Dixie Highway for the new Dairy Queen.

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