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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

February 12, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Holiday Inn proposed for M-15" A new hotel was proposed for property on M-15 north of the City of Clarkston - but the future of the project hung in limbo due to a proposed zoning of the site. The 80-room Holiday Inn Express Suites, which would be north of I-75 and south of Amy Drive, was tabled by the Independence Township Planning Commission.

"Just ask someone who's been there" Independence Township senior citizens shared their memories with students from Clarkston Middle School. Virginia Rotta recalled a lot of dancing during the World War II era and John Zarzycki built tank engines during the war.

"Wrestlers take second in OAA" Clarkston Varsity Wrestlers took second place overall in the league with 156 points after having to void in three of the weight classes during the league tournament. A boost came from league champions A.J. Grant, Pat DeGain and Jon Robinson.

25 years ago - 1989

"Suspicious calls reported again" Residents of Independence and Springfield townships were reporting suspicious calls soliciting - again. Some residents received calls for the Clarkston Fire Department and Davisburg Fire Department - which doesn't exist in either townships. Others received calls soliciting funds for Clarkston High School's Just Say No club, which the club did not make any phone calls to solicit donations or funds.

"Wolves rally for first place" The Clarkston Varsity Volleyball team was down 13-9 in their third game against Lake Orion which would determine who would take first place in the Greater Oakland Activities League. They came to beat the Dragons, 16-14, and finished the first two games 15-9 and 15-7.

"Dad host to seven at dance" Vincent Rauth went to a daddy-daughter dance with his daughter Alicia...and Ellen, Catherine, Mary, Cecilia and Veronica. All seven daughters accompanied him to the dance at Marion High School - it was a culmination of 19 years of attendance for the family.

50 years ago - 1964

"Randy Armstrong wins championships" Randy Armstrong won the Flint Golden Gloves novice middleweight boxing championship. He decisioned Bill Brown from Flint. At the time Armstrong was a junior at Clarkston High School.

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