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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 15, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Church members vocal about bar" Members of Clarkston Free Methodist Church gathered at an Independence Township Board meeting to speak out against a proposed bar at Maybee and Sashabaw roads. They worried it would be bad for the neighborhood.

"Bus drivers file charge of unfair labor practice" Drivers charged Clarkston schools with threatening them with privatization because they publicly protested a cut in their hours and fringe benefits.

"'I hope I pick the right one'" Ryan Schapman surprised Laura Witkowski with a red rose, symbol of a finalist for Homecoming queen. Her twin sister D'Anne Witkowski wrote an opinion column about it.

25 years ago - 1985

"This winner blew his changes" Seven-year-old bubble gum blower Jason Green has his mom to thank for the blue ribbon and first-place trophy, his first ever. She made him enter the contest at the Michigan State Fair, he said.

"Insurance costs triple for schools" The Insurance Company of North America increased Clarkston school district's insurance by $126,496, saying previous rates were too low. It was losing money before.

"CHS celebrates 25th homecoming" Clarkston High School homecoming committee chose "Back in Time" for their theme, celebrating the school's 25th anniversary. The school, on Walden Road south of the old high school, was built in 1960.

50 years ago - 1960

"Surprise party honors H.E. Richmond" He was honored at a surprise birthday party at his home on Overlook Drive. A delicious buffet supper was served, after which the guests spent an enjoyable evening playing cards.

"Open house at new high school" Faculty and students were set to welcome residents to their new, $2.25 million high school, on Waldon Road south of the old high school.

"Art association announces 1st meeting" The newly formed Village Friends of Art planned their meeting at Clarkston Conservatory of Music on Main Street.

"Clarkston local" Mrs. George (Laura) Perry sent a post card from her vacation trip to Italy, saying she was having a great time.

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