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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 23, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

“City, Adler reach parking agreement” After months of debate, suggestions, and changes, Clarkston City Council came to an agreement for parking at Clarkston Mills. The 10-year lease called for construction of a new 40-space parking lot off Depot Road.

“Bond issue includes move for adult, community ed.” One of the lesser known aspects of a pending bond issue, dubbed the Sunshine Bond, was moving community education to the Clarkston Middle School building, which was built in the 1920s. Renovation was set at $2.56 million, including a computer lab, playground, and parking improvements.

“From Russia with love” Clarkston residents Jack Buyers and Bob Weir were among 16 Clarkston United Methodist members to go on a two-week mission to restore a Russian convent, destroyed in World War II.

25 years ago - 1986

“Cop tax on the way” The state legislature passed a law allowing communities to collect property taxes sooner on millages approved by voters. That meant Oakland County Sheriff’s Office could hire six new deputies right away.

“Wolves ousted by Kettering” Clarkston Wolves girls basketball ended their season, 17-4, falling to Waterford Kettering.

“Chairman Wilford strives to control traffic” Jerry Wilford of Clarkston chaired the village M-15 study committee, formed to assess the traffic situation and report to the Village Council. He was concerned with a M-15 widening project set for 1990.

50 years ago - 1961

“Area women on Scholarship Committee” Mrs. John Bell, Mrs. Rockwood Bullard, Jr., Mrs. Jack Haupt, Mrs. Don Stackable, and Mrs. Jerome Wilford was on the committee to raise $60,000 for 160 local students to attend Michigan State University.

“Reverend Haskins gets new position” The Rev. Clifford H. Hastings, pastor of Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church, announced he was leaving to become pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer.

“Clarkston locals” Mrs. Richard Snover and Mrs. Lydia Allen were luncheon guests of Mrs. Vern Lyons in Oxford.