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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 30, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"State court reverses B&B decision" After two years in the Michigan Court of Appeals, an Oakland County Circuit Court case ruling against operation of a Clarkston bed and breakfast was reversed and remanded.

"They came, they saw, they left..." Deadheads, fans of the band The Grateful Dead, were in town, following the band's concert tour. The fans included doctors, lawyers, and other professionals, dressed in their hippie best.

"School budget ($39.8 million) quietly approved" Though several trustees said they had no input and received it two days before, the Board of Education approved the school budget. The budget included $3.2 million increase based on expected enrollment increases.

25 years ago - 1985

"Courthouse could be moved" The location of the 52nd District Court on Dixie Highway in Independence Township was considered for a move. The county considered locations on Maybee Road, M-15 north of Dixie, and Dixie north of M-15.

"A place to dwell" Members of Buccaneers and Books summer reading club put up a teepee at Independence Township Library, in an activity kicking off weekly summer activities.

"Safety belt pioneer proud as Michigan adopts new law" Roy Haeusler of Independence Township, helped pave the way for seat belts, head restraints, and other safety features during 30 years at Chrysler and National Safety Council. Michigan's seat belt law went into effect that year. He was also an advocate for air bags in cars.

50 years ago - 1960

"Church ready for ground breaking" Preparations were underway at First Methodist Church for breaking ground on their new seven-acre site near the high school.

"Clarkston girl tops shooters" Christine Moore of Clarkston was finished in second place at the 14th annual Williams Shooting School in Davison. She scored 149 out of 150 points with six "x" shots. She was beat by Bill Wilbanks of Flint, who scored 149 and got 12 x's.

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