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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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September 18, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Deer Lake Athletic Club marks 25 years" Over 500 members, patrons and visitors celebrated Deer Lake Athletic Club's 25th anniversary and contributed to a good cause at the same time. By the end of the night, over $6,500 had been raised from a silent auction for Haven.

"Residents, board say no to water park -- again" Over 30 Springfield Township residents applauded the township board when they unanimously declined a rezoning request for a water park in the township. Many came to the meeting with picket signs and all ready with comments on why they opposed the family aquatic center at Indian Springs Metropark.

"Wolves grease Athens" The Clarkston Varsity Football team came from behind to beat Troy Athens, 16-13. Senior quarterback Eric Jenks scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard sneak with 2:40 left in the game.

25 years ago - 1988

"Vandals strike gazebo" Several arson attempts on Depot Park's gazebo during the recent weeks forced the village council to seek protective measures by purchasing a $50 infrared motion detecting photo cell. Decorative boards were also being knocked off of the structure on a regular basis.

"Art for work, pleasure; music for joy" At work, Robert Hubbach put ideas on paper to be brought to life in future car models. At home in his art studio, he captured scenes from life forever on canvas. With his music, he simply reminds people of just how much there is to enjoy life.

"4 tax requests ready for November" Independence Township voters were getting ready to face a renewal of a police millage, a bonding proposal for a library addition and requests for a library operating millage and a park improvement millage in the November election.

50 years ago - 1963

"School bus law passed" A new law, effective on Sept. 6, required school buses to pull off the pavement whenever possible to load or unload children. Erwin Hendershott, director of bus transportation for Oakland Schools, explained it would the motorist still had to stop but could pass a school bus pulled off the road after the red light has stopped flashing.

"Local news" Mr. and Mrs. E. Butters, Sr. returned home from a two and a half week vacation in the upper peninsula.

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