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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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October 27, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Court reopens in Clarkston" Judge Gerald McNally and staff approved of the new 52-2 District Courthouse, which opened Oct. 30, 1995, a year to the day after it burned to the ground. The new building had two courtrooms, while it formerly had only one.

"Haunted forest serves up scares" Independence Township Parks and Recreation sponsored a scary version of Halloween fun at Clintonwood Park, with stations featuring hockey-masked men wielding chainsaws, graveyard scenes, dinosaurs, and other imaginative scenes.

"The price of growth" Officials with Independence and Springfield townships, Clarkston, and Clarkston Community Schools gathered to discuss development and resulting growth in the area. There were more than 60 subdivisions in development at the time.

25 years ago - 1985

"New wells" Sherwood Road residents in Springfield Township blamed runoff from road salt stored at a nearby county garage. The county road commission offered to dig deeper wells.

"Cinema adopts new policy" Clarkston Cinema set new rules requiring students under 16 years of age to be accompanied by adults to movies Friday and Saturday nights. Parents were dropping off large groups of teens at the theater, and they created disruptions.

"Carving and creating" Christina Hernandez, Brian Ginn, Phillip Jacks, Autumn Welch and other pumpkin carvers competed in an Independence Township Library contest.

50 years ago - 1960

"Half-way in civil defense course" Mrs. Robert Phillips and Mrs. Nona Brabbs ran the course, which had 75 students. Topics included "Radiation and Fallout," home shelters, and medical procedures.

"Halloween plans completed" Seven extra men were hired by Village Police to patrol the streets of Clarkston all night, their purpose being to keep to a minimum the amount of destruction and malicious mischief done under the guise of Halloween pranks.

"Clarkston locals" Guest of Mrs. Jessie Kobrak were her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hays. At the end of the week, they drove to Flint to pick up a new Buick, which they drove back to their home in Montana.

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