Source: Sherman Publications

A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 11, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

“Pine Knob sinks $1 million into 1996 improvements” Pine Knob Music Theatre was improved with the addition of the “Knob Knook,” a covered 80-by-20 foot area adjacent to concessions. Other improvements included a repainted pavilion, gravel surfacing in the hill lot, increased landscaping and backstage improvements.

“Young named OCSD officer of the year” Detective Chuck Young was nominated Officer of the Year by Sgt. Jeff Crockett and Sgt. Susan Steinhelper. In their nomination, they said Young was assigned 200 cases the past year and from them got 178 charges filed.

“It’s lights, cameras, auction for village players” Deer Lake Racquet Club held an auction of film and sports memorabilia to benefit the Clarkston Village Players. The auction was held by Kip Kammer to continue rennovations at the CVP theatre on White Lake Road.

25 years ago - 1986

“Five CHS girls sew and save” Five Clarkston High School girls, Michelle Crites, Stacue Jensen, Jessica Kirk, Cecilia Ritter, and Wend Rollins took it upon themselves to sew their own prom dresses. The girls claimed that this would not only save money, but also allow them to better fit their dresses.

“Crop walk is called a success” Raising $9,635, the first annual CROP Hunger Walk was a success- despite rain. About 180 people from seven churches walked the 10 kilometers to raise money for the Christian Rural Overseas Project (CROP). Sponsored by the Church World Service- CROP and the Independence Township Ministers Association, 25 percent of the money raised was used locally and the rest was used nationally to help fight hunger.

50 years ago - 1961

“Dutch Elm disease not cured by zinc” Dutch Elm Disease had taken a heavy toll on Elms in Eastern Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture announced that it was spread by the European bark beetle from diseased trees to healthy trees. It was also announced that, despite popular belief, the disease could not be cured by zinc, but by sanitation.

“Polio clinic biggest yet” The fourth consecutive polio clinic at the Clarkston Elementary School was successful. There were a grand total of 1,350 shots given during the day. There were six nurses and a doctor working at all times towards the prevention of polio at the school that day.