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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 13, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Babes in pumpkinland" Julian Cafmeyer, 13 months, David Vanderheyden, 5, Kortni Chrisman, 4, and other children helped their families pick the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween season.

"CHS students study river's quality of life" Kim Greenway, Missy Newton, and other Clarkston High School Science Club members gathered at Independence Oaks County Park to test the headwaters of the Clinton River. They found the water clean, not polluted.

"Candidates speak out on city issues" James Schultz, Bill Basinger, Walter Gamble, David Savage, Kris Werner, Tom Zukowski, and Pamela Ford Morgan, running for three open seats on Clarkston City Council, addressed a hodge podge of issues at a two-hour candidate forum.

"Businesses explore downtown revitalization" Clarkston Downtown Business Association members considered law to protect the Main Street business district, and writing a master plan for the city.

25 years ago - 1985

"God, family count with mom of 9" Callie Johnson, her husband, Walter, and their children were honored by Michigan Women's Christian Temperance Union with the title, "Family of the Year." She stressed faith, family, and friendship in her life.

"Fun camp inside and outside" Examining owl pellets to find out what the birds ate was one thing Clarkston junior High School students did at Camp Tamarack, during a week they spent there.

"Count on Count Spooky for scares" Steve Ogg looked forward to the Halloween season all year as a time he could entertain the community in his vampire costume as County Spooky, performing in his Magic and Music Show.

50 years ago - 1960

"Republicans vs Democrats" The Methodist Youth Fellowship hosted a fiery discussion on the upcoming presidential election. Linda Chapman gave the Republican position, and Lee Pike and Phil Smith represented the Democratic side.

"County fair draws large crowd" Cheryl Mansfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mansfield, was crowned Queen, and Mark Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Adams, was crowned King of the Elementary School Fair.

"Clarkston local" Mrs. Lola Mann and Mrs. Christina Gulick left for Florida, where they would spend the winter. Mrs. Harry Horsch drove them down.

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