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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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December 01, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Greens Market decks halls naturally" Carol Rademacher, Judy Huttenlocher and the rest of Clarkston Farm and Garden Club prepared their fourth annual Greens Market, at the Cedar Lodge on Main Street.

"Clarkston reacts to Bosnia mission" Clarkston residents disagreed over the peacekeeping mission to east Europe. John Lynch supported the mission, though he worried it was too much a half measure, while his wife Shirley thought it was a totally political act by President Clinton.

"Pearl Harbor vet remembers" Bill McGlashen wrote of the shock and confusion of the surprise Japanese attack on the Hawaiian harbor. An anti-aircraft gunner, his battery was credited with shooting down an enemy plane during the attack's second wave.

25 years ago - 1985

"Video experience" Karrie Woolley, Jessie Fisher, Cary Newport, Marc VanBaalen, Emily Winfield, and other Media II students at Sashabaw Junior High School worked hard, making a music video set to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy."

"Lights out: Rotary blames Edison" Clarkston Rotary Club decorated downtown Clarkston as usual, but couldn't light them because the power company wouldn't allow installation of electrical outlets on the poles. The Village Business Association helped out by buying decorative banners.

"Feast!" Kim Dengate, April Pawley, Nicole Cooley, Shane Smith, Dale Nelson, and classmates at Pine Knob Elementary made corn muffins as part of a community feast.

50 years ago - 1960

"Mr. Goedde at Study Club" Goedde, principal at Clarkston Senior High School, discussed new school policies with Clarkston Senior Study Club. New rules included no more going out for lunch by students without special permission, and no more selling by students, other than magazine subscriptions.

"Current boxing activities" Television wrestler "Red" Younger brought his own portable wrestling ring to Clarkston Community Center for an exhibition wrestling match. About 30 boys trained in Leo Armstrong's new boxing gym.

"Clarkston local" Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rose and family of Berkely were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rose on Thanksgiving Day.

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