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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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September 21, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Stand up and be counted" Clarkston High School students Jon Robinson, Cortney Roberts, Lindsey Prudhomme, Jessie Hupfer and the rest of John Zittel's current events class learned about the importance of voting.

"Crafts and Cider" Shoppers enjoyed freshly brewed coffee while shopping at the Clarkston Historical Society's Crafts and Cider Festival in Depot Park. But the real attraction was the art, and sales were brisk.

"Making the cut" Natalie Vaughn was crowned Clarkston High School Homecoming queen, and Jay Richardson was crowned king.

25 years ago - 1986

"Independence Oks tax hike" Independence Township Board increased to maximum levels allowed millage rates for general, police, fire, safety path, and sewer funds. No residents offered comment during the public hearing about the increases, which surprised some board members.

"Mailbox vandals pose problem" Mailboxes continued to be knocked over throughout Independence and Springfield townships. Local deputies didn't see much they could do about it, asking that residents report incidents right away.

"And the winner is" Andrea Andryco and Jeff Billig were selected Clarkston High School Homecoming queen and king.

"From quiet to crowded" Crowds of people gathered in the village park for Clarkston Historical Society's Crafts and Cider Festival.

50 years ago - 1961

"Consecration service held" Over 600 members and children of the First Methodist Church of Clarkston followed the Rev. William Richards, pastor, down Buffalo Street and up Waldon Road to their new church. Howard Huttenlocher, chairman of the Building Committee, and Everett Butters, lay leader, presented a gold key representing the opening of the church to their bishop.

"Bobbins from Bob" New publisher Robert Wilson apologized to organizations whose articles didn't appear in the paper because the linotype typesetting machine broke down. He and his wife were putting the paper out by themselves.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kamrow, formerly of North Dakota, were guests of the Jack Watson family the past weekend.

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