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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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April 16, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Waldon-Main purchase a possibility for Land Conservancy?" The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy was hoping the second time was the charm. After falling short in its first attempt, the group was looking into purchasing the land at the corner of Main Street and Waldon Road. They wanted to preserve the land.

"CMS student places second in state-wide writing contest" Clarkston Middle School student Brad Kuesch wrote a story to make anyone want to stop and smell the flowers in his five-page essay titled "Lilac." It received second place in the state-wide Michigan Problem Solving contest. In his words "Lilac" was a story set in the future. "People lost their humanity, their happiness. All they are doing is working constantly," he said.

"Wolves end scoreless drought in tie" Clarkston Girls Varsity Soccer rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the first half to tie against West Bloomfield, 2-2. The JV team won their first game with a 10-0 mercy win over the Lady Lakers at the new high school field.

25 years ago - 1989

"School cuts discussed" The Clarkston Board of Education reluctantly approved the recommended budget cuts totaling $1.6 million and would cut many school programs, eliminate SEARCH and planned to enact a pay to participate policy for extra curricular activities. It passed unanimously.

"Pothole season is here - at $17 per repair" Michigan's first thaw revealed numerous potholes, cracks and disintregating pavement and the Michigan Department of Transportation was working constantly to patch and repair highways as problems appeared. It cost $7 for a small pothole patch and about $17 for an average pothole.

"There's a folk sound in town, thanks to doctor" The friendly folk music heard on Dr. Michael Baker's family's phonograph was planned to sound throughout North Oakland County. He organized the 1989 Possum Corner Coffee House Series, a number of concerts at Oxford's Upland Hills Farm. The series spotlighted blues, folk, and Irish musicians.

50 years ago - 1964

"Local News" The theme for a birthday dinner celebrating Susan Bennett and Susan Vascasseno's 14th birthday was the "Beatle Party."

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