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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

February 05, 2014

15 years ago - 1999

"Independence Elementary School it is!" From Ottawa Woods to Prairie Hills, New Horizon to Sweeping Pines, over 165 names for Clarkston's new elementary school were submitted to the school board by community members. Independence turned up the most often in 33 entries. School board members chose Independence Elementary because it was suggested the most often and honors the township name.

"City cautious on Mill Ponds board" The Clarkston City Council was all set to approve the forming of a lake board for the Clarkston Mill Ponds but further questions about what the board would do stalled the action.

"Badger outstanding as hockey team upsets Trojans" Thanks to outstanding goaltending from junior Steve Badger the Clarkston Hockey team pulled off the biggest win in their three year history with a 3-1 win over Class A state champions Trenton. Badger stopped 35 of the Trojans' shots.

25 years ago - 1989

"School bond nets low interest" Series two of the $5.2 million bond issue approved by voters in June 1988 was sold Jan. 31 at an excellent rate, according to Bill Jackson, director of business services for Clarkston schools. It would save taxpayers in the district around $100,000 in interest over the 15-year life of the bond.

"CHS teacher of the semester likes a challenge" It was easy to see why Bill Genshaw was chosen as teacher of the semester by Clarkston High School students. While talking about his favorite topic history or the abstract idea of education his voice was filled with urgency and his expression was intense. Even after 21 years of teaching he still got up for his classes in world history and media.

"Garbage haulers consider recycling as cure" Everyone creates it and everyone is going to have to cooperate to reduce the problem of garbage. Two ways to reduce by recycling and incineration - and garbage haulers in Independence Township were watching the current trend with interest. "I feel it's a must down the road," said Ken Smith of Smith's Disposal. "Something has to give."

50 years ago - 1964

"Clarkston rolls past Milford" Clarkston Basketball rebounded well after their first loss to Holly to go on to beat Milford, 81-50. Dan Craven scored 28 points for the ninth win.