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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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July 17, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Ground breaking

held for new school"

A ground breaking ceremony was announced for a brand new elementary school at M-15 and Hubbard Road. Community members, teachers and students were invited to attend the event. School board members, teachers, students and parents attended the ceremony in which the first shovel of soil was turned over to symbolize the beginning of the new construction.

25 years ago - 1988

"Mosquito shortage

bad for birds"

Naturalist Kathleen Dougherty from Independence Oaks County Park said that because of the hot season water beds, puddles and shallow streams have dried up—all natural breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Birds such as swallows, bluebirds and blue martins suffered from a lack of food from the bug shortage. Because of the drought birds were also having a hard time incubating eggs, and getting food because flowers were wilting and dying.

50 years ago - 1963

"Detroit Edison honors

local resident"

Clarkston resident Alfred C. Lee was honored by Detroit Edison's Oakland Sales Division. Lee was honored for his 40 years of service to the company. He first joined the company as a meter reader in 1923.

"The Clarkston News issued

residents a warning"

A Clarkston News reporter spoke with a doctor from the Oakland County Medical Society and warned residents not to look directly at the sun. The warning was issued in advance of a solar eclipse that was set to take place a few days after the paper was published. The doctor warned, "retinal burns, like those caused by watching an atomic bomb explosion, are due to the thermal effect of visible and near infra red rays focused on the pigment structure behind the retina.

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