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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 05, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Traffic fatalities" A fatal accident on Dixie Highway that claimed the life of a 7-year old and 17-year old prompted a campaign to make the road safer. One business owner petitioned for a stoplight at the corner of Dixie Highway and Bridge Lake. A Springfield Township official blamed it on the way people drive, a decreased awareness because of cell phones and an increase of traffic.

"Tragedy at Springfield Plains" Teachers at Springfield Plains Elementary helped students deal with the death of their classmate, 7-year-old Rachelle Bouchard. Rachelle was killed in an auto accident with her brother Matthew.

25 years ago - 1988

"Light quest fails for M-15, Cranberry intersection" A request by Independence Township Supervisor Frank Ronk for a light at the intersection was recommended for rejection by MDOT. Ronk requested a study of the soon-to-be-busy area.

"Lifesaver" Michael St. Charles, head lifeguard at Independence Oaks was recognized for saving a 31-year-old man from drowning on Memorial Day. St. Charles said in his two years as a lifeguard it was the first time he had to save a life.

"Senior awards" Dr. Robert Burek awarded a medal to Kristi Martin during a senior awards ceremony on June 22. Awards were given to 1988 outstanding students from Clarkston High School.

50 years ago - 1963

"Clarkston locals" Newlyweds Josphine and Alfred Storm celebrated their wedding on June 1st before heading out to Niagara Falls.

"25th anniversary" Mr. and Mrs. Willaim Turk marked their 25th wedding anniversary. An open house for the couple was held on June 1st 1963.

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