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A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 12, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Bomb suspects are ordered to stand trial" Five Clarkston teenagers were ordered to stand trial on explosives charges by 52-2 District Court Judge Gerald McNally. The charges stemmed from the discovery of pipe bombs and wiring at a shack off Clintonville Road.

"Putting on the Ritz" Katie Reschke, Sarah Smith, Harmony Hunt, P.J. Sadows, Mark Ryan, and many other Clarkston High School students descended on Depot Park in gowns and tuxedos, kicking off Prom night with some photos.

"Gettin' spacey" Students at the new Springfield Plains Elementary School learned from the experts during Space and Technology Day. Glen Carnwoth tried out a stethoscope, Rachel Miller operated a TV camera, and Heather Bowman and Katie Passage went to work with mortar and pestle.

25 years ago - 1985

"Woman of the Year" Martha Wheeler of Independence Township received the honor from Waterford-Clarkston Business and Professional Women's Club. She was also a volunteer with SCAMP, Clarkston Area Chemical People, a substance-abuse prevention group, and Independence Township Economic Development Corp.

"Purchase may stop prison plan" Dr. James O'Neill initiated an option to buy a Maybee Road parcel from Clarkston School District, preempting a proposed 550-bed, multi-security prison. The site was one of four considered in Oakland County.

"Let's pretend" Joey DaKroub and Sean Craven, third graders at Clarkston Elementary, played the role of the curtain during school plays. In between "The Dancing Princesses," "Robin Hood Tricks the Sheriff," and other plays, they held poster boards with the word "curtain" written on it.

50 years ago - 1960

"Rotary hears novel talk" Clarkston Rotarians learned about the history of tobacco, with everyone receiving a box of four cigars, each of a different size. The speaker was Don Bacon, vice president of King Cigar Co. of Flint.

"Clarkston locals" Marine S/Sgt. James M. Phelan, husband of the former Miss Charlene A. Barber of Clarkston, served with Helicopter Squadron 361. He recently deployed to Yuma, Ariz., to practice night flying, formations, and other helicopter maneuvers.

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