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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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December 29, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"School growth expected to continue" Despite the trend in southeast Michigan for shrinking household sizes, Clarkston was expected to need more elementary school space. SEMCOG's growth forecast population to increase to 64,265 in Clarkston, Independence Township, and Springfield Township by 2020.

"Take a ride on the internet" The online service was introduced at Independence Township Library, which also offered classes on how to use it. The township also installed a 16-line modem pool to help residents get on the World Wide Web.

"Winter can be fun" Ashley Hudson and Kaitlyn Sitar, both Clarkston students, got in some ice skating on the frozen Mill Pond over Christmas break. The pond was frozen solid much earlier than usual, delighting skaters.

25 years ago - 1985

"Psychic talks about her gifts" Several of Independence Township resident Shirley Lynch's predictions for 1985 came true, at least partly. Predictions for 1986 and beyond included large building boom for Independence, an attempt to place a prison in the township, and championships for the Detroit Lions in the 1990s.

"Christmas vacation" Matt Allen and his dog Hannibal spent some time sledding near their Independence Township home the day after Christmas.

"'Tis the season to perform" Carrie Sherman, Jessica Marlowe, Andrea and Christopher Jones, Michelle Tarsi, Mike Richardson, Alyssa von Drehle and classmates at Clarkston Christian School performed "Santa and the Christ Child" for family and friends.

50 years ago - 1960

"Clarkston High School building plans to be shown at convention" Superintendent Dr. L.F. Greene planned to show the plans for a new $1.65 million high school at a national school administrators' convention.

"Buffet supper at Storm home" Mr. and Mrs. Jack Storm, and Carol and Al, invited friends to their home during the Christmas holidays for a buffet supper. Mr. Lloyd, an accomplished musician, entertained the group with music on the organ.

"Not just weeds to 4-H members" Mrs. William Kichery, flower project leader, worked with eight 4-H girls to create winter bouquets, with pine cones, milk weed pods, wild cukes, thistle, and other weeds, for their families.

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