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A Look Back From The CNews archives



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May 21, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Teens charged in school bus tire damages" Three Clarkston High School students wanted the day off from school - and they got it as they spent time in Oakland County Jail. The three admitted to snipping air valves off the tires of 37 busses, causing $3,646 in damages.

"Local teens hope to help others in crisis" Sashabaw Middle School eighth grader Emily Zarnicki and Clarkston High School sophomore Andrea O'Dea joined last Thursday's Clarkston Task Force for Youth meeting to brainstorm the possibility of creating support groups for teens or others who were at risk for considering suicide.

"Triple threat on the track" Clarkston High School athletes April, Christina and Jennifer Rooding were a triple threat for the girls track and field team. The triplets competed in the same events and found a key element in their relationship to be competing. They also found running as a great way to spend time with each other.

25 years ago - 1989

"Exemplary status for junior high" Sashabaw Junior High School was named an exemplary school for the entire nation. When a national team of evaluators came to visit the school in spring Principal David Reschke said they were highly complimentary. SJHS was one of 218 schools in various categories to be chosen around the country - about four schools per state. In Michigan, only two other schools in the middle school category received the honor.

"'Fun' poster to depict Clarkston" A cartoon-like poster of the Clarkston area was in the planning stages. Sponsored by the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, the poster would include a few major streets, historic homes, schools, government offices, post office and library. Artist Cindy Houtz said it wouldn't be to scale but she would try her best to capture the character of Clarkston.

"Tennis team takes title" The Clarkston Boys Varsity Tennis team won the Greater Oakland Activities League title for the fourth time since 1984. They also finished undefeated - the second season they have done it in the league

50 years ago - 1964

"Local news" Mr. and Mrs. Richard Svetkoff of Snow Apple Drive enjoyed dinner at China City before attending the Gardens Dance on Saturday night.

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