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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 23, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Independence planning tool to help schools" A proposal to inform Clarkston schools about new residential developments and rezonings in Independence Township was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It would include projected number of school-age children coming into developments, anticipated traffic concerns and other issues.

"MEAP scores show progress, room for improvement" MEAP scores were out and the results for Clarkston Community Schools were not bad according to David Reschke, assistant superintendent for K-8 operations. "We've still got some work to do." They saw percentages rise and fall for grades 4, 5, 7 and 8 in math, reading, science and writing.

"Sportsmanship is the rule for this team" Bill McGregor, coach for the Terry Machine team, acknowledged he wanted his team to win as many games as they could but there worthwhile lessons to learn on little league baseball including how to be a good winner and a good loser.

25 years ago - 1989

"Bacteria suspected in illness" Reports of sick children prompted the closure of the Hidden Springs swimming pool at Independence Oaks County Park. Health Department officials tested the water for the shigella bacteria, which is known to cause symptoms reported.

"Elementary student's music interest is noteworthy" Jenni Salata was unlike other seven-year-olds. The second grader could play Mozart on the violin, Bach on the piano, and compose complex pieces of her own.

"For the third time, students say he's the best teacher" If Clarkston High School students could grade teachers, they definitely would give their anatomy and physiology teacher, Bill Mackson, an A-plus. Mackson received the CHS Teacher of the Semester Award, which students vote for the teacher who deserves the honor.

50 years ago - 1964

"New school to be Bailey Lake Elementary" The Clarkston Board of Education officially named the school on Pine Knob Road as Bailey Lake Elementary, which was part of the former Bailey Lake district.

"Wives to go fishing" Clarkston Rotary Club members and their wives were to be guest of old fisherman August Bessinger at Fisherman's Paradise.

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