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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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July 24, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Family asks drivers to slow down" In response to people speeding by their home on Flemings Lake Road, the Plesz family erected a 8x4 sign asking drivers to "Please slow down our children's lives depend on you." The sign was placed on their front lawn and warned drivers children were playing in the area.

"Celebrating a birthday with friends" Clarkston resident Daisy Dowling knew how to party. She celebrated her 89th and 90th birthday with students at Andersonville Elementary. It started when students sent her letters in 1997 for her to get well and she visited them to thank them for the well wishes.

"A whole new world" Clarkston High School students Sheila Hill and Geoff Denstaedt spent their summer in foreign countries under the Youth For Understanding's International Exchange program. Hill visited New Zealand and Denstaedt went to Japan.

25 years ago - 1988

"Teens save Main Street home" Christ Neighbors, 16, and his friend Jason Simpson, 15, called the fire department after noticed smoke in their friend's home. Independence Township Fire Chief Gar Wilson said the Main Street home, made of an old wood frame, would have been a total loss had the boys not have discovered the blaze.

"Tax supporters pay their share" Though Independence Township residents Revs. Bill and Jenny Schram lived in church-owned home and didn't pay property tax showed their support for Clarkston Community Schools. They sent a letter and personal check equal to the 5.5 mill increase on the assessed value of the church parsonage to the board of education.

"Mother, son share '88 graduation celebration" When Yvonne Sampson left school at age 16 to take care of her mom, she always wanted to go back. She fulfilled her goal, graduating from the Adult Performance Level Program at Clarkston Learning Center on June 8. A week later her son, Jon, graduated from Clarkston High School.

50 years ago - 1963

"Davisburg plans Blue and Grey shoot" The Davisburg Jaycees' were finishing the last of the plans for the third annual Blue and Grey Shoot to commemorate the heroism of the men who fought for the North and South during the Civil War.

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