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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

December 28, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"Brothers arraigned on cocaine distribution charges" Two Clarkston brothers were arraigned in 52-2 District Court Dec. 23 on drug charges. Jesse Covarrubias and Matthew Covarrrubia were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance less than 50 grams.

"Get used to it: 248 is the new area code" Just when people had finally gotten used to who had an 810 area code and who was still 313, Ameritech changed most of Oakland County to 248.

"Tie-dye: not just for hippies any more" The Discover Team at Clarkston Middle School spent the day before holiday break working on its identity. The 110 seventh-graders that make up the team made tie-dye T-shirts.

25 years ago - 1986

"Long-time planners to be ousted" Independence Township Supervisor Frank Ronk did not reccomend the reappointment of Chairperson Neil Wallace and Vice Chairperson Holly Stephens to the planning commission. Ronk felt a need "the commission needed new blood."

"Post office adds early bird hours" The Clarkston post office opened at 7 a.m. weekdays, which was one hour earlier than before. The change was a reslut of success with ealier hours for the Christmas season, which resulted in a 47 percent increase in business.

"Clarkston coed wins state 'Make It With Wool' contest" Sarah Scott a student at Central University won a statewide competition for clothing made out of wool. She competed int he national competition in Nevada.

50 years ago - 1961

"Jennie Tourel to perform" Canadian-born mezo -soprano Jennie Tourel presented a concert at Pontiac Northern High School. Educated in Russia, Swizterland and France, Miss Tourel made her stage debut in Paris in 1933 and in 1943 appeared in the United States with the New York Philiharmonic Orchestra.

"Harbor Lights Quartet to perform this Sunday" Harbor Lights Quartet of Battcle Creek presented a program of inspirational gospel music at the Drayton Heights Free Methodist Church.

"Mrs. Weber wins 4-H award" Mrs. Paul Weber was awarded the State of Michigan's Outstanding Tractor Leaders Award in the 4-H Tractor Program. Mrs. Weber was the first woman in Oakland County to be honored with the award.