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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 03, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"School staffing levels keep on growing" Growing pains continued to force Clarkston School Board to spend money, on a new part-time principal, clerk, and computer equipment. The board had a $1.3 million surplus from the previous year.

"Illegal hunting blind found on protected land" DNR officers charged a Clarkston man with building four tree stands, with several bait piles, in the Nels Kimball Sanctuary, near M-15 and I-75. It was a concern because development in the area was closing down hunting areas.

"Trick or treat, Clarkston style" Halloween events included candy check and kids costume contest at Clarkston Mills Mall, costume contest for adults at Clarkston Cafe, and Paint the Town, in which middle schoolers painted downtown storefronts with Halloween artwork, sponsored by Clarkston Downtown Business Association.

25 years ago - 1985

"Police decry citizen apathy" At least two local robberies might have been averted had witnesses contacted the police, deputies said. In one case, a neighbor watched burglars ransack a home and didn't tell police until they came by to investigate. In another, a resident got a license plate number but waited several hours before phoning police.

"Dana Hocking's Junior Miss" The Clarkston High School senior was chosen over 20 other contestants for the title during the competition at the high school's Little Theatre. She assumed the title from retiring Junior Miss Inger Nelson.

50 years ago - 1960

"Fire department ready" Tink Ronk, with a carload of Clarkston men, went to a three-alarm fire in the Oakland Theater in Pontiac. Other Clarkston volunteers were on standby but were not needed.

"Party at Johnsons" Marcia, Jimmy, and Nancy Johnson entertained their little friends at a Halloween party at the Snowapple Drive home. The room was decorated with black and orange crepe paper streamers, witches, and goblins.

"Clarkston locals" Jack Storms, Richard Christianson, Everett Pike, and Jim Collin attended the Cincinnati Royals vs. Detroit Pistons game at Olympia.

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