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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 07, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

“$18,000 raised for SCAMP during ‘nicest day in May’” Sunday was the perfect day to walk around town and just over 250 people showed up to walk for SCAMP. The program raised $18,000 for the summer camp for people with special needs.

“Freshman sports may get a boost from Clarkston schools” In an effort to accomodate a large group of students interested in participating in sports, the Clarkston Board of Education met with Athletic Directer Dan Fife to determine the demand for new sports and cost of existing sports.

“‘At the Edge of Mirror Lake’” Anger, friendship, family, men, laughter, love, nature and spirituality were just some of the stories from the soul in “At the Edge of Mirror Lake” a collection of stories from 13 Michigan women. Three were from the area. Carolyn Walker and Laura Mosey, were two of the writers from Clarkston and Noami Long was from Lake Orion.

 25 years ago - 1989

“Cemetery vandalized” The peace of Lakeview Cemetery on White Lake Road was shattered when vandals destroyed 51 headstones and grave markers. Headstones were knocked off their pedestals and were left laying on the ground.  

“Township enacts parking statute”  Independence Township was going into the parking business. In October 1988 the board voted to create a parking violations bureau to oversee infractions and collect revenue from parking tickets issued within township boundaries. The tickets would now be handled through the court system.

“Teacher lends listening ear to ‘hurting students’” Working out of a small office in Clarkston High School, Katie MacKay deals with some pretty weighty problems. She is there if they want to drop by and say hi, borrow money for the vending machine or need someone to talk to. Through her work she helps students as they try to cope with the pain and uncertainty of growing up.


50 years ago - 1964

“Mauti honored at banquet” Dan Craver presented the “Dom Mauti Tropy” to Coach “Maut” on behalf of the Clarkston High School Varsity Club. Mauti left coaching for the position of assistant principal at the high school. Coach Mel Vaara also receive recognition during the banquet. He was given a plaque for years devoted to coaching.

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