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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

January 08, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Clark gas held-up" An Independence Township gas station, whose clerk was trying to close the doors early for New Year's Eve, was robbed of $325 in cash by a man wielding an unknown black firearm.

"City council finds humor in zoning ordinance draft" The Clarkston City Council found things that just didn't jive in their secon look at a proposed zoning ordinance. They plowed through several more chapters of the 25-section ordinance and had a little fun with some of the contradictions, unapplicable terms and definitions used in the draft. One included provisions for airports located in the city in which Councilman Walt Gamble asked, "where's the taxi lane for that?"

"Students help out fire victims" After a fire on Pine Knob Lane destroyed a home of several families including a family with children attending North Sashabaw Elementary who lost everything, Sheree Sommers a secretary at the elementary sprang into action. She sent out fliers throughout the district to see if anyone could donate household goods, clothing, money and more. Everyone got on board to help as elementary students brought in box after box, parents donated and local businesses helped as well.

25 years ago - 1989

"Pine Knob ski lift entangles girl" A 15-year-old from Orion Township prepared to get off the ski lift at Pine Knob Ski Resort like she had done many times before but this time her ski coat was tangled in the lift, dangling her back down the ski hill for 15 minutes by a mere nylon drawstring.

"New program to promote fitness for teachers" It was CGIF at the Clarkston schools, which stood for Clarkston Gets Into Fitness. It was the theme for a new employee wellness program in the district.

"CHS grad has starring role in DIA production" Since elementary school Cory Goodrich had one eye on the stage and hoped one day she would stand under the spotlight. After graduating from Michigan State University, she found herself playing Alice in a children's musical "Alice in Wonderland," based on Lewis Carroll's book at the Detroit Youtheatre, a part of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

50 years ago - 1964

"Newly appointed commission meets" The Independence Township Planning Commission held its first, yet informal meeting since its establishment in Dec., 1963

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