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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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January 15, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Chief Ormiston for city manager?" As longtime Clarkston City Manager Art Pappas was getting ready to retire, some members of the council had differing opinions about the status of the city manager search. Some said the city wasn't searching until June budget come up and others had an idea on who to fill the position. Mike Kelley supported then-Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston to move into the position.

"Weather creates havoc for business, homeowners" Old Man Winter blew in with a fury, leaving destruction in his wake for home and business owners throughout the area. Roof leaks, frozen pipes and furnaces pushed to the brink spelled disaster for many.

"Defense does the job for Wolves" The Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team's 54-42 win over Sterling Heights wasn't artistic but it was ruggedly effective. The Wolves displayed some of they best pressure defense of the season to take the win.

25 years ago - 1989

"Committee suggests new high school" After four tedious months of studying Clarkston school buildings and future needs, a Facilities Advisory Committee shared a detailed report of their recommendations. The recommendations included building a new high school; a new elementary school and expanding the other five; converting the current high school to a middle school; and converting Clarkston Junior High School to the community education center.

"Train derails, spill non-toxic clay" Thousands of gallons of a non-toxic clay material spilled when a train derailed near Kirby Lake in Springfield Township. Springfield Fire Chief Marlan Hillman said it was not expected to damage the lake.

"CHS senior ready for statewide Junior Miss" On the outside Kellee Duty was all smiles talking, laughing and sharing her excitment about the upcoming statewide Junior Miss contest in Marshall, where should would represent Clarkston. Underneath the shining exterior, though, an observer could detect a calm sense of determination.

50 years ago - 1964

"Local girl to study in France" Patricia Hunter Wilson, a junior at Lake Erie College, headed to France to work and study on a special project at the University of Dijon in France.

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