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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 04, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Living on in the hearts of others" Members of the Clarkston High School community sent good wishes to Columbine High School in the form of cards, letters, a banner and 1,000 paper cranes made by students in alegebra and Japanese Language classes.

"Road block lifted on Walters' paving project" It was finally the end of the paving problems on Walters Road. Independence Township Supervisor Dale Stuart announced the Road Commission for Oakland County agreed to pay for any contingency costs over the $253,000 bid recently approved by the school board.

"Reading, writing and... yo-yos?" Earlier in the spring, Pine Knob Elementary fifth grade teacher Nancy Battishill asked her students to design their own science experiment and they asked her to use yo-yos. The yo-yo experiment helped the students understand the principles of science and math.

25 years ago - 1989

"New weight limits on Holcomb Road" The Clarkston Village Council approved new weight limits for North Holcomb Road between East Washington and Miller roads after receiving information how much weight the road could handle from a core sample. It was determined the weight should be limited to six tons for one axle vehicles and 8.5 tons for tandem axle trucks.

"Flames raze Reese barn" A raging fire burned an historical barn to the ground on Reese Road in Independence Township early Memorial Day. Arson Inspector Robert Gohl from the Oakland County Sheriff's Department said arson was suspected. The fire department received a phone call at 3 a.m. and when they showed up the barn was beyond saving.

"Outstanding teacher of the year" Betsy Travis' love of art and people led her straight to the top. She was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Alternative Education Organization. She developed the art program for S.T.R.I.V.E (Students Trying and Reaching for Individual Victories through Education).

50 years ago - 1964

"Dr. Harry Yoh receives Golden Anniversary diploma" The 23 surviving members of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 1914, which originally numbered 54, where honored. Harry Yoh, M.D. from Clarkston received a Golden Anniversary diploma during the event.

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