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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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April 30, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Clarkston reacts to Colorado shooting" The shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado reached a little too close to home for many Clarkston students and parents. Fears escalated when a graffiti message was spray painted on the sidewalk at Clarkston High School and rumors of a hit list began circulating.

"Schools focus on security, rumors" The tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado was a wake up call for families, school districts and law enforcement agencies across the country and Clarkston was no exception. Schools reevaluated their crisis plans and security was increased all of the the buildings in Clarkston Community Schools the day after the shootings.

"Wolves conquer Martians for first win" It wasn't a pretty game according to Clarkston Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach Tami Mitchell but it was a win - the first win. The Lady Wolves beat Goodrich, 3-2. Angela Humphreys scored the third goal, which sealed the deal against the Martians.

25 years ago - 1989

"32 cut from Clarkston school staff" The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to lay off 30 teachers and two administrators for the 1989-90 during a special meeting . The cuts were due to the overall financial situation for the district as they anticipated reductions in state aid, loss of revenue from the Headlee rollback, expected return from leaver of high seniority teachers and declined of enrollment at the Oakland Technical Center - Northwest Campus.

"Bad checks bouncing through Independence" Business owners were cautious as a string of bad checks used in Independence Township were being reported to police. Most of the checks had been returned because the account was closed. The Oakland County Sheriff's Department warned it was a scam.

"CHS goes the distance against Northern" The Clarkston Boys Track team relied on their distance event to beat out rival Pontiac Northern. The girls team also won with performances from field and distance runners for a 73-55 score.

50 years ago - 1964

"Girl wins award" Janet Miller received Honorable Mention for her book jacket design in a contest for advertising students at Wayne State University.

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