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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 29, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

"In memory" Gray skies covered Clarkston for the Memorial Day parade through downtown and ceremony in Lakeview Cemetery. American Legion Post 63 and 377 led the parade and provided a 16-gun salute.

"Six receive tributes at awards breakfast" Award winners at the 13th annual Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast included Joyce Bleim, Citizen of the Year; Maria Mark, Adult-Youth Volunteer; Jodie Bargeron and Dane Fife, Young Persons of the Year; Robert Olsen, Business Person of the Year; Lu Hewko, Community Preservation.

"Designs set for elementary schools" Plans for the new Independence Elementary School on M-15 integrated the Victorian era of Clarkston's history with the horse farm setting on which the school would be built. Renovations were also planned for North Sashabaw Elementary, Clarkston Elementary, and Sashabaw Middle School.

25 years ago - 1988

"August primary race shapes up" Independence Township Supervisor Frank Ronk Treasurer John Lutz, and Clerk Richard Holman ran unopposed in the Republican primary that Tuesday. Running for trustee were Carol Balzarini, Daniel Travis, William Vandermark, Frank Millard, Mel Vaara, and George Vitinaros.

"Community pride flows for award winners" The third annual Awards Breakfast honored Artemus Pappas, Citizen; Edward and Lila Fletcher, Volunteers; Beverly's of Clarkston, Property Beautification; Roland G. Wilson, Business Person; and Stephen and Kelly Hudson, Historic Preservation.

50 years ago - 1963

"BB guns unlawful" Due to an outbreak of the use of BB guns in the village of Clarkston, officials warned an ordinance made it unlawful to carry or use firearms, including BB guns, in the village. Clarkston Police Chief Robert Phillips said parents were responsible for children under the age of 18.

"Seniors near end of journey" Clarkston Senior High School seniors were set to graduate. Speaker at commencement was Father Hugh Michael Beahan of Grand Rapids.