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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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August 21, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"High winds result in Main Street banner bad" Clarkston Community Education's hopes for some highly visible publicity were literally blown out of the air twice. Once was during the previous week's storms and the other from the ban on all banners across Main Street attached to light poles.

"$24,000 for computers OK'd by board" Trustee Dale Stuart was the lone board member to protest the purchase of $24,074 worth of computer equipment for the Independence Township offices. He asked for figures and facts to justify the purchase. The action passed 6-1.

"Kids win gold in mock Olympiad" For the third straight summer, the parents on Olde Sturbridge banded together to create a mock Olympic competition for their children. Activities stretched over the weekend and varied from a bicycle obstable course to balloon tosses to a 40-yard dash.

25 years ago - 1988

"Firefighters, township set on wages, benefits" After two years of negotiations the Independence Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept the six year contract for the Independence Township firefighters.

"New post office opens in Clarkston" The local post office was delivering more than mail - it was sending improved customer service and convenience to its customers. And it was doing it from it's new location, 5799 S. Main Street, near Dixie Highway.

"Football team united for new season" The formula for the Clarkston Varsity Football team's success in the past was simple - the players band together as one unit. As the boys looked to go into their first game of the season, Head Coach Kurt Richardson believed the formula would be used by the team once again for 1998.

50 years ago - 1963

"Two injured in three area accidents" The week began with two teenagers colliding their cars while driving, another accident involved a motor scooter running into the side of a car and the final one was rider injured from being thrown off a horse at Camp Clarkston.

"Wompole's celebrate 50 years" Mr. and Mrs. Alton B. Wompole celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a lovely reception held at the Claremont Hotel in Berkley, California.

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