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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 07, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Minor league baseball team for township?" Independence Township was working on a deal to host a new minor league baseball franchise. The New Central Baseball League approached the township about renovating a field at Clintonwood Park.

"Officer honored for job well done" Clarkston Police Sgt. Scott Dickey admitted he was a little surprised when the city presented him with an award. He was honored for stepping in when the former police chief resigned.

"A red, white and blue affair in Clarkston" Grand Marshall Dr. James O'Neill led the Fourth of July parade through downtown Clarkston, which included the Clarkston News' Tim and Susan Speed as Mr. and Mrs. Uncle Sam.

25 years ago - 1985

"State OK's surgical center" Lansing signed the Certificate of Need for a new $4.7 million Clarkston Surgical Center, proposed by Dr. James O'Neill. Planned for about six acres behind his pediatric office off M-15 in Independence Township, he hoped to break ground that October.

"School board elects officers" For the sixth year, Janet Thomas was elected president of the Clarkston Board of Education. She was beginning her 11th year on the five-member board.

"The beat goes on" Rain cancelled that week's Concert in the Park. Three more were planned, to feature two performances by the Jim Morris Concert Band, and the newly formed Clarkston Community Band.

50 years ago - 1960

"July 4th program draws large crowd" With flags flying and drums rolling, the glorious Fourth got off to a good start in Clarkston. In the lineup were old and new firefighting equipment, a German band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, modern farm equipment, midget cars, and horses and riders.

"Man, like get the beat..." A Beatnik Dance was planned at Clarkston High School, sponsored by the Teen Club. Prizes were set for the coolest outfits. "Like, don't be from Squaresville," the paper said, calling for dancers to "get hep and come to the pad for a real cool time."

"Clarkston locals" Mrs. Robert Buehrig was recovering from recent surgery at Pontiac General Hospital.

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