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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

August 13, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Concertgoers sue Pine Knob Theatre" Three concertgoers filed a class-action lawsuit against Pine Knob Music Theatre. All three alleged Pine Knob oversold five shows in July causing unbearable overcrowding.

"'Granddog gets a surprise" Dave and Lorna Bickerstaff of Independence Township were tickled when their "granddog" got a treat. Sadie, a English springer spaniel and their granddog, received two dog biscuits when Dave went through the drive-through at First of America Bank.

"Wrestler ready for college" Dean Moscovic was ready to leave his high school memories behind as he prepared to attend the University of North Carolina. Moscovic, a Brother Rice graduate wrestled his way to 103 consecutive victories (unbeaten his junior and senior years) and two state championships in the 150-pound weight class.

25 years ago - 1989

"Independence moving on new township hall" Independence Township Board of Trustees started the ball rolling by unanimously approving a "uses and needs" study for a new township hall.

"Township's new firefighters excited about their work" Four new firefighters joined the ranks at Independence Township. They sat down with The Clarkston News to discuss qualities of a good firefighter and why they were excited about their new roles.

"Booker back home at Buick Open" The PGA Tour takes its members to golf courses all over the world but for Eric Booker there was one spot on the map holding a special part in his heart. The Clarkston resident returned to the area to play in the Buick Open at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc.

50 years ago - 1964

"Area church held dedication" A corner stone was laid during a dedication service at Dixie Baptist Church. The church celebrated its tenth anniversary.

"School budget to be aired" A public hearing for the 1964-65 school budget was planned. The estimated receipts for the school year were $145,000 to $2,192,120. Expenditures would increase $125,000 to $2,182,000.

"Local news" Debbie Goyette spent three weeks in Long Beach, Calif, visiting the Spohn and Delong families. She spent time sightseeing, swimming in the ocean, going to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.

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