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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 31, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"Youth Assistance records a busy year" Last year saw record-breaking demand for the services of Clarkston Area Youth Assistance. And caseworker Fred Morden expects to see a similar level of need in 1997 by the time the year is over. Statistics released Monday at CAYA's annual luncheon at Clarkston United Methodist Church showed 132 referrals in 1996 to the agency, an arm of Oakland County Probate Court.

"County road commission requests CHS traffic study" The Oakland County Road Commission asked the Clarkston school district for traffic studies surrounding the new high school on Flemings Lake Road. It was in response to the district's request for a permit for a driveway approach do the building.

"Retail, zoning, street repair this year's election" The 1997 City of Clarkston election had six candidates running for six council seats. They discussed issues facing Clarkston including the historic downtown business district, the roads, sidewalks and the divided city council.

25 years ago - 1987

"Teachers gain substance abuse savvy" While students had the day off, Clarkston High School teachers were set to meet for a Substance Abuse Awareness Conference. The in-service for teachers will cover such topics as chemical dependency, signs of drug abuse and children of alcoholics.

"Tax fails" Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Milford Mason was discourage after the Oct. 27 special school election for a 4.25 mill tax request failed. Of the 4,467 district voters who cast ballots, 2,353 voted "no" while 2,114 voted "yes." The board planned to ask for voter approval for another tax increase again.

50 years ago - 1962

"Inherit the Wind" Clarkston Depot is the setting for the Village Players as they rehearse for their coming production of "Inherit the Wind." Become a spectator at one of America's most gripping court contests, the trial that has made national headlines as well as legal history. You will never forget your experience as "The thirteenth Juror" at the great trial "Inherit the Wind."

"Tom Petrie named on first team for Junior Wings" Right Wing Tom Petrie was in the starting lineup of the Detroit Junior Wings when their opened their fourth season on Oct. 22 at Olympia Stadium