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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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July 09, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Happy 4th of July!"An early morning rainstorm didn't dampen the enthusiasm of parade onlookers on Saturday, July 3. The Independence Township Fire Department, which sponsored the parade, estimated over 11,000 people were in attendance and there were over 100 entries in the parade.

"Clarkston hooking up to township water is a many-sided issue" The Clarkston City Council brought back the idea to have a water main through the city. They were looking to loop a water main through Main Street only and it would link up to existing mains owned by Independence Township.

"Sounds of summer?" Residents within earshot of Pine Knob Music Theatre were not happy as the patrons about the summer concert season. Independence Township Supervisor Dale Stuart said he was receiving numerous complaints and from people who live 2-3 miles away from the venue. He added Palace Sports Entertainment had not received the same complaints nor had they been cited.

25 years ago - 1989

"National award recognizes woman's success" Charlotte Brannstrom of Independence Township spent five days in New York City. She spent some of the time being pampered by Avon Products, Inc., as a recipient of the 1989 Women of Enterprise Awards.

"Power outages hurt two grocers" A&P and Rudy's Market were recovering from losses suffered during the power outages from the prior week. Both reported the biggest problem was ice cream but didn't have a problem with produce.

"World class golfers coming" The Oakland County area was getting ready for one of the biggest sports event in the history of the area - the 44th annual United States Women's Open golf tournament at Indianwood Golf and Country Club.

50 years ago - 1964

"Mail box damage a federal offense" With the approach of the fourth of July holiday, a warning was issued to those tempting to blow up rural mail boxes with firecrackers, cherry bombs, and etc. At the time breaking the federal offense would cost $1,000 or a prison sentence up to three years.

"Newlywed Spauldings travel to Europe" Charles and Marjorie Spauldings left for a European honeymoon after exchanging vows on June 27.

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