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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 08, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Teen returns from Japan full of memories" Jennifer Schneider spent five weeks in Japan as a representative of the 4H program. The 14 year old visited temples, Hokkaido Island, and a Labo camp, Japan's 4H equivalent.

"A taste of summer's ending" Area restauranters served up scruptious desserts like berry cheesecake and chocolate-peanut butter brownies at the second annual Taste of Independence at Bay Court Park. Seven-year-old Anna Stevenson opened the music program with "And I will always love you."

25 years ago - 1985

"Lawyer/environmentalist guides township" Attorney Gerald Fisher, representing Independence Township for the past 15 years, was proud of his efforts protecting the environment. He helped write several state laws managing growth and development.

"Vandals, thieves plague neighborhood park" Sashabaw Plains Park was the site of numerous thefts and vandalism since its opening the past fall. Timothy Doyle, Independence Township Parks and Recreation, asked for a fall soccer league play, thinking increased activity could curb property abuse.

"Foul ball connects with Tiger fan" A foul ball slugged by Kirk Gibson hit 7-year-old Jason Ward of Independence Township. Barb Gibson, also of Independence Township, had the ball autographed by her son and given to the boy, who wasn't seriously injured.

50 years ago - 1960

"Clarkston Village Days" The Clarkston Businessmen's Association planned the first annual Village Days, with dancing on the new parking lot at Main and Washington, live music and lots of discounts and sales up and down Main Street. Discounts include hamburgers at the Clarkston Cafe for 15 cents, front-end alignment at Clarkston Motor sales for $4.95, and six-month trial subscription to the Clarkston News for $1.

"Clarkston crowded on Labor Day" The last big weekend of the summer saw everything humming in Clarkston. People lined the streets for the biggest parade Clarkston ever had. Someone estimated the crowd to be from 3,500-4,000.

"Clarkston local" First Lieutenant Victor Lipsey, son of Mrs. J.O. Lawrence of Clarkston, was promoted to aircraft commander with 338th Bombardment Squadron, Dyess AFB in Texas.

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