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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 23, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"City hires police chief" Clarkston hired Paul Ormiston, a city resident and police officer for Auburn Hills, as its new chief. He took over for Robert DeVore. City Council reviewed 34-37 applications for the post.

"CHS junior wins Journalism Olympics" D'Anne Witkowski won a gold medal and $2,000 scholarshipfor winning the Focus:HOPE contest. She wrote a story on the Detroit agency's food program.

"More troubled water turns up in city" State public health tests showed a fifth well contaminated with MTBE, a chemical additive in unleaded gasoline. Levels were low, and testing continued.

"In a Clarkston state of mind..." Michael Krieger was Clarkston Cafe's very own "piano man," performing there every week. Customers enjoyed the atmosphere he brought to the restaurant.

25 years ago - 1985

"Loitering crackdown" Independence Township Board approved an ordinance banning loitering, while protecting the right of assembly. The problem was getting worse with the warm weather.

"Nature center unveiled at Oaks" The veil came off at the new Independence Oaks County Park center, making it open to the public. The 4,000-square-foot building included naturalist programs, displays, and mounted animals.

"Camp ahoy!" Eric Reichner, Jeremy Milkey, Kelly Rappuhn and other Clarkston youngsters hoisted their duffel bags and said goodbye to their parents, heading off to Camp Oakland in Oxford for summer camp.

50 years ago - 1960

"John Reabe gets promotion" He was appointed principal of Sashabaw School. The position was vacated by Charles Hazel. He was a sixth grade teacher at Clarkston Elementary before accepting the new post.

"Harry D. Waggener honored at party" He was honored at a retirement party, after 42 years with Michigan Bell Telephone Company. About 250 family, friends, and co-workers attended.

"Clarkston locals" House guests of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson of Snowapple Drive for the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ewing and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rathbun of Grand Rapids.

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