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A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 28, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"All in a day's work" Photographer Beth Sayles barked out orders as eight seniors from the Clarkston High School football team posed for their Homecoming game photo at Lakeview Cemetery. The setting was used with permission.

"1997 budget shows growth" Independence Township enjoyed a balanced budget and a 30 percent increase in taxable value over the past three years. Clarkston Board of Education prepared a bond proposal to borrow $52.5 million for a new school.

"Giving parents the help they need" Two children badly burned while sniffing butane. A drug scale found in the high school parking lot during a football game. Underage drinking and driving. Explosives, weapons, gang graffiti. These were some of the problems parents and officials invited a speaker from the Minnesota Parent Network to help deal with.

25 years ago - 1986

"Fourth Friday count confirms pupil increase" Clarkston Community Schools counted 5,652 students, up 66 from the previous year's enrollment. At $2,700 per student, that meant $15.26 million in revenue, $460,000 more than expected.

"Springfield celebrates with old-fashioned fun" Springfield Township celebrated the 150th anniversary of Davisburg with a "Proud Past ... Promising Future" parade and festival.

"May I be excused" Mike Grable had little problem finishing his Jello first during Homecoming festivities at Clarkston High School. He beat classmates Doug Lederman and John Mahler in the Jello-eating contest.

50 years ago - 1961

"Clarkston to have pediatrician" Dr. James A. O'Neill was opening offices in the Clarkston Medical Center. He interred at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and completed his residency in pediatrics there.

"'Children's Circus' coming" Clarkston Elementary hosted Bozo the Clown in the circus, with the theme, "Bookland." Bozo was set to arrive in his little red fire engine for two shows, along with pictures and autographs with the kids.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. George Stitt returned home after a few days in New York with their aunt. They left on Wednesday and came back on Monday.