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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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December 30, 2009 - 15 years ago - 1994

"BB gun in locker brings suspension" A 14-year-old boy who had a BB gun in his locker at Sashabaw Middle School has been suspended from school. The gun was confiscated after another student reported seeing it. Having a gun of any kind on campus is in violation of the law.

"No snow? No problem for Pine Knob" Warm, "springlike" weather that December meant a general lack of snow, but the ski resort made its own.

"No longer 'Red'" Clarkston graduate Kim Kolody was among 20 engineering students from Michigan State University spending the summer in the former Soviet Union. Recently abandoning their Communist form of government, Russia invited the students to learn about America.

25 years ago - 1984

"New year looks good to officials" Clarkston Mayor Carol Eberhardt and Frank Ronk, supervisor of Independence Township, anticipated the best in 15 years for 1985, with new developments and projects in the work. Springfield Township Supervisor Collin Walls was more hesitant, however.

"Courtney twirls to four awards" Courtney Grimes, a baton twirling 6-year-old, won the awards at her first Drum Majorettes of American regional competition, said her mother, Debbey Ballard.

50 years ago - 1959

"A bright season in Clarkston" The Touscanys, Collicks, Leaks, Ronks, and many others contributed to the festive lighting of the Middle Lake subdivision. Main Street was also cheerful, with ropes of beautiful cedar throughout the business section.

"Polio clinic" Clarkston Elementary PTA sponsored a clinic at the school, offering vaccines for $1 per person.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. Robert Runkle and son, Gerry Brian, spent the Christmas holiday with relatives and friends in Portland and Union City, Indiana.

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