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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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August 27, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Progress stall on new city hall" The Clarkston City Council agreed on one thing regarding plans for an addition to the city hall building - to put it on the agenda for the next meeting.

"Clarkston cool" When it comes to back-to-school fashions, Clarkston kids have the look. Students throughout the district were showing off their new threads during registration. They were spotted in vests, flared jeans, button down shirts and plaid skirts and dresses. A popular jewelry for neckwear where chokers, especially tattoo chokers.

"Wolves hunger for football" The offensive and defensive linemen of Clarkston Varsity Football set a trend for the team off the field - "it's cool to be fat" as they sported the biggest offensive line in Wolves' recent history. The junior class was coming off of 9-0 seasons on the freshman and junior varsity levels.

25 years ago - 1989

"Public safety complex put on ballot" The fight to create a public safety complex in Independence Township entered round two. Voters in the Nov. 7 general election would once again be asked to vote on funding for the complex. The complex was voted down the $1.5 million dollar bond issue in Fall 1998 by 55 votes.

"What's in style may be against the rules" Parents and students found out the hard way some back-to-school fashion styles were not allowed in schools. According to Vincent Licata, assistant principal at Sashabaw Junior High School, certain clothing found to be disruptive would not be allowed including ragged shorts, skin-tight biker shorts, short shorts and short dresses.

"Preparing for Fame & Fortune" Ronald Martin, of Independence Township, was a little disappointed he didn't get to spin the wheel during the taping of "Fame & Fortune." but he took solace in the $500 he won.

50 years ago - 1964

"Two men named outstanding" Frank G. Ronk and Lewis E. Wint from Clarkston were selected for inclusion in the 1965 edition of Outstanding Young Men of America.

"Dangerous criminal captured" A daring chase on Dixie Highway between I-75 and Frembes Road climaxed the robbery of the Hamady Food Store No. 7 in Flint. The suspect was apprehended behind Primrose Lane Bowling Alley off Dixie.

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