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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 25, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Field of dreams a reality" The new football field at Clarkston High School opened to rave reviews on Sept. 25. The Wolves beat Brandon High School on their first night on the field in front of a crowd of more than 6,000 people, 55-28. The marching band took centerstage the next day at the 21st annual band competition.

"Clarkston schools' student enrollment tops 7,000" The number of students in Clarkston Community Schools topped 7,000 according to the unofficial fourth Wednesday student count. The amount of students increased 246 over the previous year, from 6,777 to 7,023.

"Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10 years" Awards and congratulations for jobs well done were given during the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. While giving out awards the chamber celebrated 10 years and growing from 50 members to 300 members over the decade.

25 years ago - 1988

"Merchants sound off" The anti-retail button gave merchants an opportunity to seriously consider their problem. One business owner shared his frustrations with the tax increases, the lack of parking, the lack of enforcement for parking violations and the trouble from local government over his store window.

"Pappas named first village manager" No Clarkston residents objected, so the village council hired a full-time manager on Sept. 26 to help with routine office work. Artemus Pappas, treasurer at the time, was hired during the meeting with a 6-0 vote during the meeting.

"Almost Olympian to share strokes" When the finals in synchronized swimming were aired during the Olympic coverage, Ruth Thompson was watching. She was a gold medalist with the United State National Synchronized Swimming team in 1979 and would have gone to the 19080 Summer Olympics if the United States hadn't boycotted the Olympics in Moscow.

50 years ago - 1963

"Oakland University enrolls seventeen from Clarkston" Seventeen Clarkston area residents were among the 1,500 students who entered Oakland University. Seventy-seven students were from out-of-state.

"Local news" Janis Easton of Clarkston took third place in the "C" division at the Speed Derby in Mount Clemens.

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