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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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August 11, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"A labor of love..." Dr. James Shaya, and nurses Trisha Lynch, Carol Karlstrom, Nick Ochoa, and Linda Ramsey, all Clarkston residents, planned a volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic with Midwest Medical Missions.

"'I'll be back,' Arkwright says" It was a tough decision, but Steve Arkwright pulled a petition to run again for Clarkston City Council. "I decided I needed a break," he said. "I'm still very involved. At some point, I'll run again."

"Science is fun" Nick Roger, Shayla Blower, Elizabeth Hoekstra, and other science campers at North Sashabaw Elementary built their own rockets, designed new planets, and visited with exotic animals.

25 years ago - 1985

"Ahoy! A pirate party" Homer Biondi dressed as Long John Silver at the Independence Township Library's Books and Buccaneers summer reading program. Dan Ely, Tim Colburn, Jayna Johnson, and other children, dressed in eye patches, boots, and headscarves, joined in the fun.

"Athena must go within 120 days" Oakland County Circuit Court ruled a 300-pound tiger named Athena and a bobcat had to be moved from her home in Independence Township. The decision upheld the township zoning board of appeal's decision that ordinances did not allow the big cat.

"Youths work to better community" Mike Insenverg, Mike Braun, Mike Lotan, and other local youth worked on landscaping through the Clarkston area, as part of the federal Summer Youth Employment Training Program.

50 years ago - 1960

"Township election results" With few voting, about 470 ballots were cast for Republicans, and 384 for Democrats in Independence Township. A proposition to raise the tax limitation was defeated 369-305. The one to create a sinking fund for the Court House was defeated, 371-302.

"Village Art Exhibit announced" Ivan F. Rouse of The Conservatory of Music planned a Village Art Exhibit in Clarkston. He planned to showcase art from local and statewide artists.

"Clarkston local" Saturday evening was the scene of a delicious barbecue at the home of Linda Hallman on Overlook Drive. Guests were Bobette Buehrig, Cricket Embrey, Connie Buzzell, Marty Madison, Bev Galligan, Cheryl Cinader, Mike Turek, Tom Weber, Randy Armstrong, Don Stageman, Skip Walker, Gary Pearson, Dan Craven, Bob Kriss, and Bob Mathewson.

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