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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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September 04, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Tragic experience shapes pastor's ministry" Clarkston Free Methodist's Church's new associate pastor David Coleman experienced a parent's nightmare - losing a child. Through the journey of losing his daughter to a rare form of cancer he learned a lesson - the faithlessness of God and how God is ever-present, even in the worst times.

"Discovering their way" Bright colors, a scavenger hung and a pep rally with balloons and popsicles greeted Pine Knob Elementary students their first week of school. The festivities kicked off the school's theme for the 1998-1999 school year - "Discovering My Way."

"Wolves mow over Captains in opener" Clarkston High School Varsity Football players recovered from a slow start to beat Waterford Kettering in the last three quarters, 35-3. Junior Chris Mitchell ran for 191 yards and scored four touchdowns on 14 carries in his first varsity start.

25 years ago - 1988

"29 new teachers hired in Clarkston" Twenty-nine new teachers were hired for the 1988-1989 school year in Clarkston. Conrad Bruce, director of personal services, explained the district hadn't hired so many teachers since the early 1970s. He added it was due to higher enrollment in the elementary schools, new scheduling at the high school, meeting state guidelines for special education as well as resignations and leaves of absences.

"Stores cited for selling to minors" Eight of 15 stores in Independence, Brandon and Orion townships were found selling alcoholic beverages during the previous weekend during an Oakland County Sheriff's Department sting operation.

"Senior athlete headed to national Olympics in '89" Leona Revoldt, of Independence Township, won a gold medal in horseshoes, silver in shuffleboard and two ribbons for her performances in bocci and basketball free-throw shooting. Her gold medal performance qualified her for the second annual national Senior Olympics in 1989.

50 years ago - 1963

"Clarkston locals" The Fred Marshalls and daughter, Kathy, returned to their home after winding up a short vacation in Oscoda, where they were able to reaquaint with former neighbors.

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