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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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May 14, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

“Schools add sports, come under fire from band boosters, Clarkston Chiefs” To fund or not to fund - that was the question of the hour as the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meeting. It was answered with a compromise - six sports were added at Clarkston High School and the board promised to give careful review too all extracurricular programs beginning with band.

“Teen substance abuse no surprise” When the results from Western Michigan University Drug and Alcohol Survey of Clarkston Community Schools students were released the use of alcohol and drug was no surprise to Kelly Kanigowski, a student assistance coordinator at Clarkston High School.

“Local boy is on the move” Clarkston Elementary School student Joe McAuliffe didn’t let much grass grow under his feet. He roller bladed each day, and also had a couple of fundraising projects and businesses going on.

25 years ago - 1989

“Independence pilot, son, survive crash” Gary Stonerock remembered the day as very windy and very busy. The former Independence Township supervisor shared the story of his flight with his son, Mike. They had to crash landing his plane when they ran out of gas.  

“Cityhood has pros and cons” Residents encouraged the Clarkston Village Council to explain the negatives of cityhood as well as the positives during a public hearing. A Waldon Road resident explained the 11-page synopsis residents received didn’t answer enough questions.

“Hunger exists in Clarkston area, says minister” The CROP walk was going into it’s third year as a fund-raising venture for Clarkston area churches involved in walking against hunger. Rev. Bill Schram, pastor for Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church, said CROP is needed more in Clarkston than people think.

50 years ago - 1964

“Man drowns in Mill Pond” A late night swim for a 22-year-old man turned into tragedy when he drowned. His companions told police they went for a swim in the Mill Pond after a bowling banquet. After five minutes they heard their friend screaming for help, but it was too dark to find him. The fire department assisted in recovering the body which was in 23 feet of water and 50 yards from the shore.


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