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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 09, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"What's the going rate for a high school" Clarkston Community Schools was asking for a $52 million bond issue to build a new high school. The cost was in line with recently constructed high schools nearby, The Clarkston News found.

"School bond passes easily" Voters approved a bond for a new high school on Flemings Lake Road. The school approved $2.3 million to buy the land.

"School redistricting battle heats up" Battle raged over a proposed elementary school redistricting that would force 76 students to change schools for the third time in three years. The proposal was to transfer students from Springfield Plains to Andersonville Elementary.

"Three charged in bombing of $4,000 mailbox" A very expensive mailbox in Independence Township was the target of vandals who used a pipebomb to blow it up. Three teens were arrested and charged with felonies.

25 years ago - 1985

"Lowest voter turnout in many years" Incumbents Carolyn Place and Stephen Werner were re-elected to four-year terms on Clarkston Board of Education by two percent of voters, 216 out of about 12,000. They both ran unopposed.

"One arrested in pipebombing" A 17-year-old Ortonville boy was arrested and arraigned on a pipe bomb explosion outside Clarkston Mills Mall. No one was injured in the explosion.

"Life lessons" Ryan Eaton, Angie Brown, and classmates at Andersonville Elementary learned life saving techniques from POH nurses. It was part of a national effort to include CPR lessons in elementary and secondary schools.

50 years ago - 1960

"Two from Clarkston on Camp Agawam staff" Derby Smith and Clifford Irwin returned to the staff of Clinton Valley Boy Scout Council's Camp Agawam for the summer.

"Parents sponsor party for 1960 graduates" Clarkston High School grads were honored at a party at the Community Center, following commencement. The party was from 10 p.m.-1 a.m., with dancing in the main building and refreshments in the building behind the center.

"Clarkston local" Dawson Bell, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bell, attended a Cub Scout picnic and while playing baseball had the misfortune to be hit with the ball. He suffered a broken nose.

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