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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 06, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

"Twp. gives $3,000 to revitalization study" Thanks to a donation from Independence Township, Clarkston's revitalization study was closer to reality. The board of trustees voted unanimously to contribute $3,000 to the $25,000 Hyett-Palma enhancement project, spearheaded by Clarkston City Councilman Dave Savage.

"Independence, Springfield mirror national voting trends" Voting was down as predicted for Independence and Springfield townships but it could have been worse, according to clerks in both townships. Though voting was down the amount of absentee voting was up.

"Krygier puts his stamp on hockey program" As Clarkston's hockey program entered its third year of existence, brand new coach Bryan Krygier shared his coaching style, experience coaching at Cranbrook, role models and more as he went into his first season coaching the Wolves.

25 years ago - 1988

"Thumbs up for Independence library, cops" The majority of the 11,089 people who turned out to vote in Independence Township selected George Bush as president and approved the police millage renewal request and library bond proposal. They soundly defeated the Baycourt Park millage request.

"Dial 9-1-1 for help" Starting Monday, Nov. 14, 9-1-1 would become the number to call for any emergency - whenever police, fire or medical attention is needed. With the new countywide system, a caller anywhere in Oakland County can simply call 9-1-1 and within a second or two the caller's address and phone number would appear on a computer screen at a central dispatch office which would notify the appropriate emergency department.

"Second half surge" Girls basketball team's shooters heat up after halftime to defeat Pontiac Northern, 50-36. Rhonda Jokisch led the team with 11 points and 10 rebounds to boost the team. Eight of the points were in the third quarter to help the team with a 33-25 lead.

50 years ago - 1963

"Clarkston ties Northville for share in league crown" The Clarkston High School Football team tied with Northville, 13-13 for share of the W-O County League title.