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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 28, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Township hires outside investment management" Independence Township Board hired Munder Capital Management of Birmingham to manage its investment portfolio. They planned to improve the township's financial status by selling some of its riskiest investments. Township Clerk Joan McCrary objected, saying it took power away from the elected treasurer position.

"Yum or yuck?" On the last day of FLAG summer language camp, Jessica Baum, Kristina Badgley, Katy Manojilovich, and other Clarkston students enjoyed a Japanese lunch, using wooden chopsticks. The soup course was a challenge.

25 years ago - 1985

"New finds at old digs" The Shelton mastodon dig on Seymour Lake Road east of Sashabaw was in its third year. Wayne State University students Michael Roberts and Doug Buuck, teacher Dennis Sawinska, and Marie-Louise O'Connell were still digging up bones of a mastodon and giant moose.

"Criminal acts increase in summer" Judge Gerald McNally and sheriff's Lt. Glenn Watson warned of upsurges in vandalism, assaults, traffic accidents, and thieves taking anything not nailed down. Both attributed it to people having more spare time, more daylight, warm weather, and more drinking.

"Festival finds new home for '86" Michigan Renaissance Festival planned its last year at Colombiere Center in Springfield Township. They looked to purchase 180 acres off Dixie Highway in Holly for the 1986 festival.

50 years ago - 1960

"Rotary governor visits Clarkston" With his third meeting as president of the Clarkston Rotary Club, Frank (Tink) Ronk had a very busy meeting. Not only was a new member, Fred F. Yeager, introduced, he had to entertain District Governor John R. MacPherson.

"Large crowd at ground breaking" Nearly 800 members of the First Methodist Church congregation gathered for groundbreaking of their new church, next to Clarkston High School on Waldon Road.

"Boys hook large turtle" Freddie Yeager and Johnny Skarritt were fishing from the shore at Parke Lake when they thought they caught a big fish. Actually, they pulled out a 12-inch-wide turtle.

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