Peeking In The Past
A Look BackFrom The CNews archives
June 27, 2012
15 years ago - 1997
"Township 'Paranoid' over shows" Pine Knob's events with day-long gatherings did not meet outdoor gatherings ordinance "Chapter 14" so some events had to be monitored for safety concerns.
"New school budget to top $44M" Director of Business Services Craig Kahler expected state aid to rise about $1.2 million for during the 1997-1998 fiscal year and expenditures to rise as well in the $44.5 million general fund.
"Kids, seniors connect" An end-of-the-year out for 18 second graders from Andersonville Elementary turned out to be educational and fun as they visited the Davisburg Senior Center and read to the seniors.
25 years ago - 1987
"Principals report on move for sixth-graders" Sixth-graders from three of Clarkston's elementary schools were moved to Sashabaw and Clarkston junior high schools due to overcrowding in the elementary schools.
"Blight revisited" There were concerns about a new anti-blight ordinance from residents. This was because the ordinance could be interpreted to require building storage or screening for farm vehicles.
"Cop contract language holds up approval" The Clarkston Village Council and Independence Township continued to battle of words over a proposed police contract at the village council meeting after the township altered the contract.
50 years ago - 1962
"4th of July art display" The Village Friends of Art hosted an art show with original pieces from children. The show was held outside after the 4th of July parade.
"Localite to be in Vegas" Larry Olliffe, from Clarkston, accepted a contract to sing with his Central Michigan University folk song group, the Ascots, at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Local quartet to make recording" The Patriots, made up by, Clarkston High School graduates Danny Althouse, Marvin Frick, Milton Frick and Willie Knox, made a recording. The quartet sang at the opening celebration at the Pontiac Mall.
"Clarkston Locals" Mr. and Mrs. David McInnes celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, June 19.