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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 12, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Unlicensed driver charged with murder" A Holly man who never earned his license was charged with seven felony charges including two second degree murder charges after a Saturday morning high-speed chase and accident on Sashabaw Road resulted in the death of 27-year-olds.

"Four CHS coaches ride into the sunset" As the school year closed, four coaches chose to retire - Dick Swartout, girls tennis; Jim Chamberlain, boys golf; Gina Cox, varsity pom pon; and Roy Warner, varsity baseball.

"Principal for a day" Seventh grader Stephanie Freiwald greeted students at the front door, made morning announcements, checked hallways and made all the rounds as she stepped in as principal for the day at Sashabaw Middle School. She received the opportunity after winning an essay contest sponsored by Students for a Better World, one of the school's clubs.

25 years ago - 1988

"CHS students speak out on election" As the election to vote for a 5.5 mill increase for the Clarkston Community School district drew nearer, high school students shared their concerns about current problems such as class sizes, sharing books, not enough desks and standing in lines to see a counselor.

"Fife captures coach's award" During six seasons as Clarkston High School Boys varsity basketball coach, Dan Fife ranked over 100 victories. Franklin Insurance Company honored him with a bronze "Select Circle" award. About 2,400 coaches were honored by Franklin Insurance.

"Injury leads to career goal for honors grad" Mary Blachura kept her spirits after her left foot was nearly severed in an accident while she was a sophomore at Our Lady of the Lakes High School. Keeping her spirit helped as she graduated two years later cum laude.

50 years ago - 1963

"Millage approved by voters" A five mill operating levy was approved by voters in the Clarkston Community School district with a 504 to 240 vote.

"Local news" Margaret Addis celebrated her 81st birthday with a dinner surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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