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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 16, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"Drugs found in teen's car" A 16-year-old Rochester Hills boy was arrested in Independence Township. Oakland County Sheriff's Department sought possession of his car under drug forfeiture laws. According to the police report the boy was seen in a car smoking.

"Enrollment study shows school district's growth will continue" The Clarkston school district had a larger average household size than the rest of Oakland County and was expected to grow over the next five years and beyond. The enrollment study was conducted by Dick Carlisle of Carlisle/Wortman Associates.

"New Kid on the block Township Treasurer looks forward to a new career." Independence Township Treasurer Jim Wenger said a couple things motivated him to run for treasurer. Number one was the investment controversy. The second was the urging of his government class students. Wenger retired from teaching at Clarkston High School after 30 years.

25 years ago - 1986

"400-acre park wins approval" Springfield Township Board unanimously approved a formal agreement to purchase the Shiawassee Basin Preserve.

"Three arrested in Springfield" Three men were arrested in connection with a breaking-and-entering and auto theft in Springfield township. They were charged with breaking and entering of a building, a 10 year felony , and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle, a five year felony.

"Independence OKs $50,000 budget" Following no comment at a Nov. 10 public hearing, the Independence Township board unanimously approved spending about $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

50 years ago - 1961

"Paula Parker named D.A.R girl" Paula Parker daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O Parker of Eastlawn and a Clarkston High School senior, was named D.A.R award winner of 1962.

"Clarkston 'Seniors' present 'Meet Me in St. Louis'" Clarkston High School's senior class performed "Meet Me in St. Louis" The play offered a gay and colorful excursion back to the bygone days of gaslight, trolley cars, and the band concert in the park.

"Local man pledged to fraternity" Chris Buegrig of Clarkston pledged to Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity on the Hillsdale College Campus.