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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 30, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Hepatitis A shows up in Clarkston" An unusual increase in hepatitis A cases had hit Michigan and Oakland County with a number of them showing up in Clarkston. Dr. James O'Neill said doctors at Clarkston Medical Group had treated about 20 cases of the virus, mostly in children, over a span of two months.

"Flowers, food and fun" Fresh food and fresh flowers - a combination which worked well for students at the Oakland Technical Center. With the holidays approaching they worked on fulfilling orders for the season.

"JV football team completes perfect season" The Wolves JV Football team finished their first 9-0 season in a decade with a 42-21 win over Lake Orion.

25 years ago - 1988

"Something news at the polling place: voters will be asked to declare party" Voters will see something different at the polls in 1988. After they exit the voting machines they would be asked to fill out a form declaring their political parties.

"Screeching halt for speeding trucks?" Police will crack down on traffic within the Village of Clarkston in November in an effort to cut down on the number of speeding heavy-duty vehicles.

"Series excites entire family" Clarkston High School Drama and Speech teacher Barb Gibson visited California and attended all five World Series games her son, Kurt, played in with the LA Dodgers. "As a mother, it just tickled me to see him get his just due," she said about her son's game-winning home run in the ninth inning of the opening game. "I really enjoyed it."

"Each year, a witch appears" As she prepared for retirement in December, Sue Cattin reflected back to her 15 years of teaching Kindergarten at Andersonville Elementary and 24 years in Clarkston Community Schools. She would be remembered for her annual portrayel of Wanda Witch as well as her dedication to teaching.

50 years ago - 1963

"Bank to celebrate 50 years" Fifty years of service was in the works for Clarkston State Bank.

"Local businessman's family hosts foreign exchang student" The Kiefts family hosted Angelika Lehmann of Hanover, Germany as she attended Clarkston High School for her junior year.

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