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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 27, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Fire damages Independence Twp. home" A gas fire cause by leaking snowmobile fuel significantly damaged a home in Independence Township. A Wood Land Drive resident was working on his snowmobile in the family garage and didn't notice a leak in the fuel line. When he tried to start the motor, it backfired and the gas ignited.

"Interpreter brightens the holidays" What began as learning more about sign language turned into a rewarding career for Clarkston resident Kim Willett. Twenty years after the interest began she was getting ready for Meadow Brook Theatre's classic "A Christmas Carol," where Willett and two others would be intrepreting for the deaf.

"Power play goals give Wolves win" Allen Park rallied from a 3-0 deficit against Clarkston's hockey team to score two goals in the final period. But weren't able to tie as the Wolves cleared the puck out of their defensive zone to keep it from happening. The Wolves won 3-2 with goals from Jon Bemis, Adam Leech and Steve Janowiak.

25 years ago - 1988

"Holly owners buy Pine Knob ski area" Mark Tibbitts, the new general manager of Pine Knob Ski Resort, said nothing would change in operations for the season after Mount Holly Ski Area bought Pine Knob. He added additions were planned for the years ahead.

"Fire engine woes surface during bid discussion" The purchase of a $53,630 Ford fire rescue truck sparked discussion over gasoline engines in two of the Independence Township Fire Department's existing fire trucks.

"Local boy captures role of Tiny Tim" Two Springfield Township children were preparing to help bring "A Christmas Carol" to the stage at Meadow Brook Theatre. Nine-year-old Chad Holmes was chosen to portray Tiny Tim Crachit in the Charles Dickens classic. He brother, 7-year-old Bryan, had several smaller roles.

50 years ago - 1963

"Farewell to a great man - President Kennedy" Residents bid their farewells, mourned and gave tribute to President John F. Kennedy during the National Day of Mourning, Nov. 25.

"Local news" Mr. and Mrs. George Craven and family joined the Frank Lovejoys at their Eastlawn Dr. home for Thanksgiving dinner.

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