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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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January 01, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"We get dumped on by winter, home lost to fire" A late night fire wiped out three apartments in a house on Pine Knob Lane leaving 18 Independence Township residents, some of them children, homeless. No residents were injured in the fire but three Independence firefighters sustained minor injuries.

"Old Man Winter drops 12 inches on Clarkston, area" Old Man Winter finally reared his snowy white head with one of the worst one-day storms part of the century. The area received 12 inches of snow with a wind chill of 20-25 degrees below zero and temperatures in the teens.

"Cobo good to Wolves again" After a lack luster practice by the Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team, they bounced back three days later to beat Detroit Denby 67-50 at the Detroit Public Schools Superintendent's Tip-Off Classic at Cobo Arena.

25 years ago - 1989

"Economy to remain stable in '89" Although a little fragile, the economy was predicted to continue to be stable in 1989, with a little difficulty in the first half of the year, from Clarence G. Catallo, senior vice president and director of the North Central Division of Paine Webber Inc.

"Men charged in Dixie shooting" Two men were arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder after they allegedly fired shots at two vehicles on Dixie Highway in Springfield Township on New Year's Eve.

"Dixie shopping center approved in concept" Developers of an A & P shopping center sighed in releif after the Independence Township Planning Commission approved the conceptual site plan for a 94,000-square-foot center on Dixie Highway and White Lake roads.

"They'll go around the world in 365 days" Tom and Carrie Wilford, recently married, set off at the end of December for a year-long trek around the world. They began by flying to London for New Year's Even, then Scotland, followed by two weeks in Athens. The main focus was Asia, Tom said.

50 years ago - 1964

"Legion distributes food and fuel" Twenty-three families received aid from the American Legion Post No. 63 with 22 food baskets were given to families which included 131 children and 42 adults. Fuel oil was also purchased for three families. The Methodist Men of the First Methodist Church gave trees to many of the families.

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