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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 30, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"Outdoor dining approved for Mesquite Creek" On May 22, 1997 the Independence Township Planning Comission unanimously approved to amend the restaurant's original site plan to include outdoor dining.

"Wacko for the Wings" Adrienne and Paul Lynch admitted to be die-hard Detroit Red Wings fans as the team went into Game 1 in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers. They also admitted going above and beyond the call of duty. They had an ice sculpture in the shape of the infamous "Wing" at their wedding and the theme through their home.

"Evans second in hurdles" Chris Evans broke his own school record as the MHSAA Boys Track & Field State Finals, finishing the 110 hurdles in 14.2 seconds.


25 years ago - 1987

"Thanks on menu" The teachers and staff of Andersonville Elementary School put a twist on the classic lunch to recognize the work of parent volunteers. Parent volunteers were invited to the school where teachers and staff made and served them lunch.

"Books, school plan on hold" The Clarkston Board of Education decided if voters approved the renewal of 3.79 mills plus the additional 4.25 mills they would order new textbooks.

"Road worry" The Independence Township Board of Trustees discussed the possibilities of extending Maybee Road west of Dixie Highway before 1992. They took no action because there were too many unknowns.

50 years ago - 1962

"Cub Pack 126 Receives 'A' Rating" Cub pack 126 receieved an A rating from the Manitou district Show-O-Ree. This was an outstanding achievement considering the pack was only in existence for a little over 3 months.

"Davisburg Baptist Stages Crusade" The First Baptist Church welcomed Dr. John Linton, a scholar from Scotland to their annual Christian Life Crusade. Dr. Linton's accent, wit and ability to connect with young people made the experience enjoyable for all.

"Eight-year-old wins trophy" Linda Skarritt, an eight-year-old, won first place in the Juvenile "B" Girls Figures event in the Michigan State Amateur Roller Skating Championship at the State Arena in Flint.