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May 08, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Clarkston Village Players present 'Rumors'" You know if you tell a few little white lies your nose is gonna grow. Figuratively speaking, that is. In "Rumors," Clarkston Village Players' latest production of the season, the collective schnozz could fill Depot Theatre. One thing's certain. If you tell a lie – even one – you never forget it. "Rumors" offers a night to remember.

"SCAMP walkers net nearly $20,000" Sunday turned out to be a wonderful day to take a walk, bike, or run for SCAMP. Geri Batts, executive director of North Oakland SCAMP Funding Corporation, said about 200 adults and children walked with pledges, joined by friends and family, and raised $13,800. An additional $6,000 was donated by sponsors.

25 years ago - 1988

"Restaurant manager robbed, beaten" A 40-year-old fast food manager was robbed and beaten as she was making the night deposit at First Federal Savings Bank and Trust on M-15 in Independence Township. When she stepped out of her car to make the deposit from the Dixie Highway Burger King, a hooded, masked man ran from around the building, punched her in the shoulder and tried to grab the deposit bag. The bag fell to the ground, and the manager fought with him to retrieve it. Police are still looking for the suspect.

"Layoffs to occur if millage fails" Thirteen non-instructional school employees would be laid off due to the state of district finances, expected reductions in state funding, and program cuts. A 5.5 mill proposal would be enough to reinstate them, officials said.

50 years ago - 1963

"Local supervisors leaving for Washington D.C." Independence Township Supervisor Duane Hursfall joined supervisors from White Lake and Waterford townships for the trip to represent Oakland County at the Michigan Officials Conference. The event, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Philip A. Hart, was on federal programs available to cities, townships, and villages.

"Local news" Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wilford of Clarkston were home following a six-week combined business and pleasure trip to Europe. The Wilfords visited England, Holland, where Mrs. Wilford had relatives, Germany, France, and Italy for an extended stay.

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