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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 26, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Schools consider $250,000 Walters Road paving plan" The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education and administration discussed paving Walters Road from Flemings Lake to Waldon roads and using it for bus traffic. The cost would have been $250,000 and would be incorporated into an intergovernmental agreement between the district and Independence Township.

"Budding writers share stories, poems" North Sashabaw Elementary fifth graders sampled what it was like to be a published writer as they threw a "publishing party." They read their creative works to friends and family then enjoyed cake and conversation.

"Local bicyclist goes coast-to-coast the hard way" Sixty-six-year-old Ken Peterson took his pre-retirement hobby into a full-time activity as he completed a two-week bike ride from Fort Walton Beach, Fla. to Windsor.

25 years ago - 1988

"Fuel spill could contaminate wells" Flemings Lake Road residents were worried after discovering 1,500 gallons of jet fuel from Enmanco of Mount Clemens spilled into the ground from a tipped fuel tanker off I-75 the previous week. Concerns grew when told officials wouldn't be out to inspect the area for another week.

"Voter turnout believed to be all-time high" A record 7,028 voters, out of 15,000 registered voters cast ballots in the Clarkston school election. By almost a two-to-one margin they approved the operational millage increase and a $5.2 million bond issue for school repairs.

"Students protest high school graduation policy" A small but vocal group attending the Clarkston Community Schools board of education meeting made it clear they were not happy with the graduation policy regarding required credits. Some were not able to walk at commencement because they were one or half a credit shy of graduating. School Board President Janet Thomas explained it was not a new policy and the handbook was clear on the matter.

50 years ago - 1963

"Local youth wins honors, goes to Sarnia" Richard Lord of Clarkston was the winner of the regional contest for the best Boy Preacher of the Year. He went to Sarnia to compete for the state title and placed fourth.

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