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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 28, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"City over budget for 1998-99" With only two months left in their current fiscal year, the City of Clarkston was $7,560.36 over their projected budget. The culprits - the city's engineering and planning costs. The budget for engineering was $5,000 and they ended up to being $33,843.20.

"'It was quite an experience'" Veterans shared wartime stores in honor of Memorial Day. World War II and Korean War veterans Franklin, Willard, Bob Morse, John Nicholson, George Thompson and Jo Postle spoke of the horrors of war and also about the impact it had on their lives.

"Wolves nip Dragons in district preview" Clarkston Girls Varsity Softball beat Lake Orion 5-3. They dug themselves out of a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the fourth winning. It gave the Lady Wolves their 20th consecutive win as the improved to 24-13-1.

25 years ago - 1989

"Fires singes three townships" Sparks from a passing train ignited a grass fire requiring the efforts of firefighters from five townships. Officials believed the fire started at 11 a.m. along the Grand Trunk Western in the vicinity of Clarkston Road in Springfield Township. During the next 5-6 hours it spread to spots across three townships.

"Concert season kick-off brings drinking, fighting" The start of Pine Knob Music Theatre's summer concerts signaled the beginning of a busy season for area police. During the weekend's kick-off appearance by Eddie Money and Henry Lee Summer the police issued citations to 37 underage drinkers. They also issued loitering citations and broke up fights.

"Partnership gives students a look at job choices" Four Clarkston High School students received a first-hand look at the world of health care since February in a new school-business partnership. Serving as volunteers, the students moved to different areas of Pontiac General Hospital and were exposed to various functions and skills employees perform.

50 years ago - 1964

"Clarkston's all band concert featuring local boy's composition" The spotlight was on Dennis Ulrick during the all band concert. He directed the band in his own creation, "Evening Hours." He wrote the piece and arranged it.

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