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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

April 13, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

“Board ices hockey plan” Clarkston School Board rejected a proposal to create a varsity hockey team that would be funded by parents. Objections included future funding and gender equity laws.

“Making progress” Independence Township Supervisor Dale Stuart focused on “future planning” in the township, including Sashabaw Corridor, Independence Vision 2020, and White Lake Road improvements.

“Weather Service has all the tools” The National Weather Service recently built a Forecast Office on White Lake Road, equipped with a state-of-the-art Doppler radar, radio gear, and upper air balloon equipment.

25 years ago - 1986

“Most support bombing of Libya” U.S. bombing of Libya left area residents shaken, but many said they were glad President Ronald Reagan finally took action against terrorism. The bombing was in response to terrorist bombings against Americans by Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy.

“Sesquicentennial plan in works” The committee planning Independence Township’s 150-year celebration looked into purchasing a town clock. They planned several fund raisers. Also, the newly formed Optimist Club of Clarkston pledged $1,00 for the clock.

“Artist goes national” Guy Davis, Clarkston High School graduate and former cartoonist for The Clarkston News, got a comic book job as a penciler for Arrow Comics. The 19-year-old artist based his drawings on Japanese animation.

50 years ago - 1961

“Susan Jackson to play lead” Clarkston High School presented the play “Auntie Mame,” with Jackson in the title role. Jim Woodward was the male lead, playing Beauregarde Burnside, a rich Southern gentleman.

“Township library to maintain service” The Independence Township Library at 88 N. Main Street in Clarkston was to continue operation on a part-time basis, in the wake of a failed millage drive.

“The Gat Twenties entertain” The Gay Twenties Extension Club entertained the Clarkston Evening Extension Club at the Community Center. Mrs. Barnett put on a fashion show to demonstrate how accessories can change the look of your wardrobe.