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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 25, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"X-ray films turned over to trustee" Former patients of North Oakland Radiology of Clarkston had a new way of obtaining their x-ray films and mammograms. Following a hearing at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit, U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Michael Stevenson would be responsible for all records being retrieved by former patients.

"Snore no more at Millpond Inn" If you wanted a quiet, a really quiet, stay for the night Millpond Inn was the best place for it. Joan Kopietz, owner of the bed and breakfast, and her husband Buck called the establishment the first "Snore Stop" in America. That's because they were participating in the promotion of a product which stopped all the gasps, snorts and fog horns.

"BLE principal excited about move to Independence Elementary" Chris Turner was turning over a new leaf in the fall. He would become the new principal at Independence Elementary as of July 1 after serving as principal at Bailey Lake Elementary for five years.

25 years ago - 1989

"Schools cut $1.6 million" Clarkston students would return to school in the fall with fewer instructors and programs, with pay-to-play athletics and activities and with $1.5 million less in state aid as a result of the June 12 school election.

"Two holes in one" The Pine Knob Golf Course reported not just one but two holes-in-one made at the course. The first one was made by Murt Katt of West Bloomfield as he hit the ball 160 yards into the cup on the 15th hole. The second one was Dan Hull of Mount Clemens. He shot a hole-in-one on the third hole.

"As entertainer, she'll travel the world" Independence Township resident Kristen Whisner started in chorus in junior high by accident. She saw a movie about industrial accidents during the first day of metals class and that was enough. She wanted out of metals class and the only class left was chorus. She was singing since and was chosen from 8,000 applicants to be one of 550 performers to travel with Up With People.

50 years ago - 1964

"Jaycee's continue support of water safety program" The Clarkston Jaycees started their water safety program at Deer Lake Beach. The local Junior Chamber of Commerce purchased 13 water buoys at a cost of over $200 to be used to mark the swimming area to boaters and water skiers.

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