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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 11, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Car accident claims life of Clarkston High School student" For the second time in just a few months a Clarkston student died from injuries received in an accident on the stretch of Clarkston Road, west of Eston Road and near the corner of Lakeview Road. The 16-year-old driver lost control of the car going around the curve and the car flipped over, sending the driver and passenger from the vehicle.

"Springfield approves Meadowlands" The proposed Meadowlands cluster housing project was approved unanimously by the Springfield Township board. Meadowlands, located near the Hidden Trail residential area off of Rattalee Lake Road has been ongoing for four years.

"CBS films CHS" A CBS news crew spent some time at the new Clarkston High School, off Flemings Lake Road, to film a documentary on teenagers for the show "48 Hours." Clarkston was one of several high schools across the country being used for the documentary.

25 years ago - 1988

"Mom of four salutes start of '88-89 school year" While Karen Pfefier's four daughters were at school she made a sign saying "RAISE THE FLAG! All my kids are finally in school all day! HOORAY!" She told them for six years she was going to do it and when they began teasing her about it she said, "just watch me." She did it.

"Junior highs now house grade 6" When school began it provided a major change for some of the Clarkston school distric's sixth-graders. Sixth-graders from Andersonville and Bailey Lake elementaries began attending the junior highs. Pine Knob, Clarkston and North Sashabaw elementaries began the previous school year. With all sixth-graders in the district's two junior highs, the first step into the middle school concept was complete.

"CHS soccer team wins opener" Once the first-game jitters were put aside the varsity boys soccer team proved there would be no loss in the home opener as they beat Avondale, 3-1.

50 years ago - 1963

"First Hole-in-one at Waterford Hill" Dr. Harold G. Ford, D.D.S made the first hole-in-one at the Waterford Hill Country Club since the opening of the course in August. The hole-in-one was made on the first hole of the par three with a nine iron.

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