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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 16, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Redistricting haled ... for now" Clarkston School Board decided not to redistrict Andersonville and Springfield Plains elementary schools after parents came out in strong opposition to it. Board members said new developments would create overcrowding at Springfield Plains.

"Early success only the beginning for graduate" Sarah Smith, 1995 graduate of Clarkston High School, was winning national dance competitions and dreamed of dancing on Broadway.

"No big changes proposed for 1995-96 budget" Clarkston City Council considered a $492,584 budget, with residents paying 12.3 mills. City Manager Art Pappas project a $143,000 total fund balance, more than 25 percent of the budget.

"OU award winner workin' the factory line" Jim Haviland, graduate of Clarkston High School and Oakland University, was honored as outstanding male student. He worked on the General Motors assembly line at its Orion Plant, earning money for medical school.

25 years ago - 1985

"Boy's death means life for three" An 11-year-old Pine Knob Elementary student died suddenly of a brain aneurysm, but organ donations meant a chance for life for a 14-year-old girl, a 7-year-old girl, and a 27-year-old woman.

"Fun faces" Jenny Danielson, mime student at Sashabaw Junior High School, painted a duck on preschooler Steven Green, as part of Preschool Story Hours at Independence Township Library.

"Walter's Lake cleanup may be scrapped" Nearly 125 people packed a public hearing to debate de-weeding the lake. The focus of the controversy involved distribution of funding for a cleanup project.

50 years ago - 1960

"Jim Gunter makes hole-in-one" The 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Gunter of Clarkston made the shot on the ninth hole at Clarkston Golf Course. It was his first hole in one.

"Men's Club to hear talk on Russia" The Rev. Norbert Smith was to speak on "My Travels to Russia" at the club's Annual Wives and Sweethearts Night.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jyleen and Ron traveled to Dyersburg, Tenn., to visit Mrs. Jyleen's father, who was recovering from a heart attack.

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