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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 05, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"She's Mom to more than her own" Amy Beattie of Clarkston was a Sunday School teacher at Clarkston United Methodist Church, classroom mom at Cedar Crest Academy, volunteered with Clarkston Youth Assistance and taught English as a second language for Clarkston's adult education program, in addition to raising two sons with her husband, Tom.

"A different drummer" Charles and Loretta Russell brought their steel drums to Clarkston Elementary School as part of its multicultural day. Students joined in the conga line and sang "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," made popular by the recent film, "The Lion King."

"Privatization meetings set" Clarkston Board of Education received proposals from National and Ryder to privatize transportation, and Marriott and Servicemaster for management of building, grounds, and maintenance.

25 years ago - 1985

"Fire claims Harvey's restaurant" An early morning fire burned down Harvey's Colonial House in Independence Township, just days before its 25th anniversary. Fire engines and tankers from Independence, Springfield, Waterford, and Brandon townships responded.

"Student specials" Bob Hogan, Denise Negrete, Bob Beckman, Steve Kent and other culinary students at Northwest Oakland Vocational Education Center served the public in style at Northwest Inn. Tips went into a scholarship fund for the students.

"Land Conservancy preserves nature's beauty" The Independence Land Conservancy protected nine parcels scattered throughout the township. Robert Pilarcik, conservancy president, and Douglas Hargreaves donated 19 acres alongside I-75 at M-15.

50 years ago - 1960

"See that mail has complete address" Directory service for ordinary mail was stopped 10 years before, but people still sent letters with the notation "please give directory service." Postmasters used to phonebooks to help deliver mail.

"Rotarians see new school" Clarkston Rotary Club toured the new Clarkston Senior High School, the finest school around furnishing a good training and inspiration to students to excel in their studies.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. Ron Schebor recently moved from their apartment on Holcomb Street to their new house on Northview Drive.

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