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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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December 18, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Clarkston angels shine bright" 'Tis the season for happiness and cheer as well as a few generous hearts bringing a little bit of holiday cheer of happiness. Dr. Bill Dickey and Jason Eisenhower helped out a stranded motorist on I-75, who had blown out a tire and couldn't get it off to change it.

"'Visions of sugar plums" When it came to finding a lucrative sideline business, Carol Kurtz was one smart cookie. Actually that's what she did - cookies. Kurtz hand-painted artwork donned each and every cookie, with characters, scenes and logos for all occasions and it was her busiest season with Christmas and Hanukkah.

"Flying high, with his feet on the ground" Mike Kelley, the newest member of the Clarkston City Council, likes the idea of looking down at things. One of his passions includes flying airplanes. He said the view from above is very appealing to him from his plane, a Piper Cherokee.

25 years ago - 1988

"SJH wins praise" Sashabaw Junior High School was chosen as one of the top 10 middle schools in the state. Principal Dave Reschke told the Clarkston School Board the school was a semi-finalist along with 24 middle schools in the Michigan Department of Education Explemplary School Program.

"Christmas light stolen from house" A Grinch was stealing Christmas in parts of Independence Township. Christmas lights valued at $20 were taken from a tree in front of a house on Timber Ridge Trail. Detective Sgt. Doug Hummel of the Oakland County Sheriff's Department said it was just one of many other incidences reported in the area including stolen ornaments.

"M-15 congestion still a concern" Independence Township Planning Commission member Joseph Figa said he wouldn't vote on any new development along M-15 until something was done about the stretch of road. Michigan Department of Transportation reported more than 33,500 vehicles a day travel down the road and it was only going to increase.

50 years ago - 1963

"Local Junior Miss chosen" Nancy Stanquits, a senior at Clarkston High School, was selected as Clarkston's Junior Miss pagent. She designed the gown she wore for the competition.

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