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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 20, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"It's final - no water park" It was official - Springfield Township said no thanks again to the proposed water park. The request by the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority to rezone 41 acres in Indian Springs Metropark was unanimously denied by the Springfield Township board.

"He loves a parade" Death, taxes and Gordie Richardson attending America's Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Detroit was tradition. Richardson celebrated going to his 50th straight Thanksgiving parade. He was honored with a commermorative jacket and a spot on one of the floats.

"Churches match growth in Independence Township" As records showed the crime rate number rising even in the suburbs, some felt church membership was declining. But it wasn't - churches in Independence Township were expanding their facilities to include not only building space but activities to guide children and parents.

25 years ago - 1988

"Wind storm keeps 911 dispatchers busy" Dispatchers were busy with the new 9-1-1 emergency system but didn't have as many problems as expected. Though all seven of the Oakland County Sheriff's Department's computer screens were busy during a windy storm.

"Growing, high-tech style" With a little help from humans, a talking computer would soon be the mastermind of a new, high-tech greenhouse at Bordine's Better Blooms of Clarkston. A arculic White House, one of five in Michigan and one of 4,000 worldwide, would help the Dixie Highway business maintain its position as one of the top five poinsetta producing companies nationwide.

"Students take anti-drug message to 114 classrooms" After 114 presentations in the Clarkston school district, members of the "Just Say No" Club collectively were shocked by the effect drugs and alcohol have on youngsters. Fortunately, the 56-member group from Clarkston High School said it enlightened students and made a difference in their lives.

50 years ago - 1963

"Local news" Joe Rhoades returned home with his 8-point buck after a ten day hunting trip in the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula. He planned to donate his buck to the Elks, Pontiac 802 for their Christmas baskets.

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