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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 17, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"CMS variety show earns R-E-S-P-E-C-T" Keith Chadrick, Kendra Harlow, Sandra Richardson, and classmates entertained the Clarkston Middle School audience at the show.

"Cool Cat teaches kids about health" Calvin Rawe, Chelsea Larsen and other students at Andersonville Elementary found it was hip to be healthy when they were visited by Selectcare's Cool Cat.

"Traffic worries neighbors of new school" A nearly full house at Clarkston High School peppered architects with questions about traffic surrounding the construction of the new high school on Flemings Lake Road. They were worried about traffic volume and safety.

"Kids honored for 'Optimistic' spirit" Lauren Bendes, Jenny Hopcian, Dawn Kaczmar and 28 other Clarkston students were honored by Clarkston Optimist Club for their high level of achievement.

25 years ago - 1985

"All-terrain vehicles are sportsman's fancy" Three-wheeled ATVs were the newest racing fad, and the Grabowski family was fully involved. They raced almost every weekend throughout the state.

"4 deputies speak out on crime" Deputies said police was spread too thin to deal with increasing crime, and frustrated by out-of-town criminals, an uninformed public, and shortage of manpower.

"Award winning teen" Tammie Dutton, 10th grader at Clarkston High School, was chosen Miss Congeniality in the USE Teen Miss state scholarship pageant in East Lansing. The award was the fourth highest in the pageant, which had 130 participants.

50 years ago - 1960

"Township zooms over United Fund pledge" Independence Township's fund drive topped its $5,800 goal, the only township to do so. Lewis E. Wint, campaign chairman, said it was the most in the history of Independence Township United Fund Drive.

"I won't dance, don't ask me!" When the music started at the first "21" Club Dance of the season, none of the boys asked the girls to dance. When a Ladies' Choice was announced, most of the boys went to get soda pop. By the end, though, boys begged Mrs. George Gray for one more song, a slow one.

"Clarkston locals" Jack Storms and Richard Christiansen left for Storms' cottage near Harrison, Mich., for a week of deer hunting.

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