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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

December 05, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"Dancer's will close its doors" A Clarkston business is closing shop, but this time it's not downtown. Dancer's Inc., a Michigan retail business for 113 years, has announced it will discontinue operations. Douglas Dancer, President of Dancer's Inc., said although the decision to close was difficult, much thought was put into the decision and the company felt this was the most prudent plan of action.

"The spirit of giving" Children at local elementary schools, including Clarkston and Andersonville, worked hard to collect food for the needy this Thanksgiving. At Clarkston Elementary third-graders took charge of an all-school effort to collect non-perishable items for Lighthouse Clarkston. They'll continue their campaign for the Christmas holiday.

25 years ago - 1987

"Seniors power Wolves to win" Talk about a dominating duo! Ali Fedio and Michelle Baker combined to score 20 points in less than 12 minutes during the second half of a girls district basketball game Thursday evening to ice a 58-48 win by the Wolves.

"Speed limit goes up north of Clarkston" Lead-footed automobile drivers got a break on Sunday, Nov. 29, when the State of Michigan raised the speed limit on rural interstate highways to 65 MPH. More than 700 miles of Michigan roads are considered rural including a section of I-75 north of Dixie Highway to Flint, according to the Department of State Police.

50 years ago - 1962

"Texan Style Santa to Appear" A real live "Santa from Texas" dressed in western Santa garb, will make his appearance at the fifteenth annual Dixie Saddle Club Christmas Party. Guest speaker, Thomas Fenlen, a 4-H leader, will show movies on Arabian colts, which are on a farm in Davison. The very unique thing about this party is the fact that club members attending range in age from 7 to 70.

"Guest Soloist to Participate at First Methodist Church" First Methodist Church of Clarkston hosted its sixth annual Christmas Choral Service. A program of Christmas hymns and carols dating from the 4th Century up to the present time will be presented. Guest soloist Bruce Francis, Grinnell Scholarship Award winner, will participate.