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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 14, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Private firm wins school busing contract" Clarkston School Board hired National bus company on a three-year transportation contract, including selling the district's bus fleet. Savings were expected to be $120,000 in the first year.

"To Belarus, with love" Clarkston teens Julie Knaggs, Crystal Smith and Diane Corbett traveled to the former Soviet Republic of Belarus to help run a youth camp. The East European country was still suffering effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown.

"Heat doesn't stop fair-goers" Scorching summer weather didn't defeat the Bay Court Park Dreamkeepers, who held an Old-Fashioned Country Fair. With cold lemonade and watermelon, grilled hot dogs, and a dunk tank, 90-degree heat didn't put a damper on anyone's spirit.

25 years ago - 1985

"Mall delayed by deep peat" Construction of a proposed Northcreek Commons Mall on M-15 just south of I-75, a half mile north of Clarkston, was delayed after a soil test found peat there. The deep peat could not support the 51,000-square-foot mall. Developers planned to replace it with more stable soil.

"Smoking ban pondered by board" A bid to outlaw smoking during Clarkston Board of Education meetings went up in smoke, when a motion by board President Janet Thomas was tabled. Thomas cited the board's decision to start a substance abuse program at Clarkston High School in her motion.

"Music, soothing music" The Jim Morgan Concert Band entertained the crowd at the Friday Concert in the Park, sponsored by the Village Business Association.

50 years ago - 1960

"Scouts get ready for trip west" Local Boy Scouts John and Allen were delegated to be correspondents for The Clarkston News, outlining highlights of the international jamboree in Colorado.

"Peat," bushel or yard, shredded, loading daily, wholesale – retail, 7545 Ortonville Road, half mile north of Clarkston on M-15.

"Clarkston locals" Lucy Oakley was spending the summer in Northport, Mich., where she worked at the Willow Brook Inn. The Ray Parkers of N. Main Street were vacationing in northern Michigan.

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