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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 27, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

"Suspect arrested in Shell robbery" The man police believe robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint on M-15 near I-17 has been arrested. Christopher Wells of Pontiac was arrested on his birthday and arraigned on the day he was supposed to get married on six counts of armed robbery in connection with incidents in several Oakland County communities, including Oxford and Independence Township.

"He's head of the class" Dane Fife was named the 18th recipient of the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award. The award was voted on by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. Fife received 115 of 222 first place votes. "This award was in my name, but it's really for all of Clarkston," Fife said, adding the support he received from his hometown was overwhelming.

25 years ago - 1988

"Criticism, support greet tax hike plan" If the Clarkston Board of Education yearned for a consensus of opinion from the residents who spoke about Plan B, they were disappointed. Comments during a public meeting ranged from total opposition to tax hikes to questioning if a proposed 5.42 mills would be enough.

"Hall of Fame beckons umpire" Elliot "Butch" Panes was inducted into the Michigan United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association Hall of Fame. During his 18 years as umpire he had heard a lot of cat calls and hoots and hollers from the crowd but during the ceremony shared the one he wouldn't forget from one game was his mom shouting at him about his calls.

50 years ago - 1963

"Thieves hit local store" A clothing store in Clarkston, The Town Shop, was hit by thieves. Entrance was gained through a 12 by 18 inch window pane on the side of the building. Besides a small amount of currency taken from the cash register, many items of men's clothing and jewelry, and some women's accessories were taken.

"Sayles Studio awarded" Sayles Studio received recognition for their outstanding work from the Professional Photographers of Michigan.

"Clarkston locals" Cubs of Pack 49 enjoyed a swimming party at the YMCA. Plans were made for two more swimming parties in April and May.