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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 10, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Financing set for new fire station" Work was set to begin on Independence Township's $2.2 million fire station, sheriff substation complex on Citation Drive, near district court. The township set up a 10-year payment plan, with interest to add up to $714,000.

"Foreign student enrollment doubles" Eighteen English as a Second Language students were enrolled in Clarkston schools. Students came from many countries and circumstances.

"Site plan for new CHS goes before community" Specifications for architects included being friendly to the land and neighbors while meeting educational needs. Some residents expressed concern about increased traffic.

25 years ago - 1985

"That's a wrap" Clarkston High School media students Bill Phipps, Amy LaValley, and Jennifer Sabo presented the news in the school's "Independence Update" weekly program for local cable access.

"Seat belts denounced for buses" Clarkston School Board turned thumbs down on seat belts for school buses. According to research, they learned head injuries were worse for passengers wearing lap belts in a bus crash, than if they weren't.

"Curtain up" Sally Basinger played Cinderella in the Clarkston Junior Theatre production. With golden hair and magic wand, Wendy McFalda fit the role of the Fairy Godmother. Anthony Thompson played the Prince, and Heather Flor, the Queen.

50 years ago - 1960

"Clarkston Education Association to receive charter" Almost all of the district's 150 teachers were members of their professional organization, Michigan Education Association, so were eligible to form a district charter. Their mission was to improve the teaching profession for the students and teachers.

"Overwhelming response by voters" A record-smashing total of 3,954 votes were cast in Independence Township in the national election of 1960, most going to Richard Nixon for president, and Paul Bagwell for governor.

"Clarkston local" Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rose were among the many Clarkston people to invite friends into their homes to watch the election returns.

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