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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 30, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"City water, repaving delayed" After 90 minutes of discussion, the Clarkston City Council decided a plan to repave Main Street and possibly to install a water main the following summer was all wet. Following a suggestion made by Gary Tressell, the city's engineer, the council voted 6-0 to delay the repaving project a year.

"So, just how do you make a banana split for 165 kids?" Parents and church helpers at Oakland Woods Baptist Church kept the 5-year banana split tradition of ending Vacation Bible School with a treat they up as they set up 80-feet of plastic sections covered in aluminum foil on tables in front of the church. To feed 165 kids attending the program they had seven gallons of ice cream, cut up 40 bananas, poured one gallon of Hershey's chocolate syrup and sprayed six cans of whipped cream to make the treat.

25 years ago - 1989

"Hidden Springs water not at fault" Hidden Springs swimming pond at Independence Oaks County park was reopened after tests failed to prove the lake caused several children to become ill. Test taken from the water, sewer and concession samples showed levels of fecal coliform were under the amount considered unhealthy.

"Hot wires trap people in homes" About 25 Independence Township houses off of Maybee Road were surrounded by a fence charged with more than 13,000 volts of electricity. It happened when several downed wires touched the aluminum fences in the 5200 to 5400 block of Maybee Road.

"Nearly miss for four" State champions a year ago, four Clarkston Junior High School girls nearly defended their 400-meter relay title at the Hershey Track and Field State Meet. Only by a split second, one-hundredth to be exact, separated Audrey Schlaff, Jamie Symons, Kelly Raup and Jill Attaman from the winners.

50 years ago - 1964

"Local senior boy scouts enjoying Valley Forge Jamboree" Boy Scouts from the Clarkston area had fun meeting other scouts from around the nation and the world at the Valley Forge Jamboree. A few met Lady Baden-Powell, the founder of scouting.

"Local news" Lisa Svetkoff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Svetkoff, celebrated her first birthday. A family dinner marked the occasion.

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