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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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October 06, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Chamber marks another year of service" Outgoing Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce president Don Brose thanked Lighthouse of Clarkston for providing a home to the chamber after its former courthouse location burned down. The chamber donated $2,000 to Lighthouse at its annual meeting.

"City, township agree to deal" Two years of back and forth negotiating ended when the Independence Township Board voted to accept an asset settlement with the City of the Village of Clarkston. The township agreed to credit the city $270,000 for formerly shared property, and continue city payment of 3.3 mills for fire service.

"New fire/police station a go" Independence Township Fire Station #1 was set to move from Church Street next to Morgan's Marathon Gas Station to a new location on Citation Street. Plans also included a sheriff substation, moving from Main Street next to the Secretary of State office.

25 years ago - 1985

"'Judge' Stamp, a unique and colorful friend" Publisher Jon Sherman eulogized lawyer, judge, and former Clarkston News publisher William Howard Stamp, remembering him as a friend to the newspaper and community.

"Practicing and perfecting" Ron Kerns, Rachel Young, Lisa Thousand, and other members of Clarkston High School Marching Band hosted 11 bands from around the state for their invitational competition.

"Teachers found SEARCH to fight drug abuse" Clarkston High School teachers Katie MacKay and Linc Smith developed the Support, Education, Awareness Resources for Chemical-free Health to help students avoid drugs.

50 years ago - 1960

""Methodist men to hear Ernie Harwell" First Methodist Church Men's Chapter members invited the Detroit Tigers' commentator and outstanding Methodist layman to speak at their meeting.

"Plans being made for senior high students United Fund dance" Jim Casey, disc jockey for WPON, was set to spin the wax for the dance at Clarkston Junior High School.

"Clarkston locals" Mrs. Tull Lasswell hosted a "Republican Coffee Blitz," with Mr. Lloyd Anderson, candidate for legislature.

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