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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

February 22, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"M-15 widening gets support” After years of discussion of making M-15 safer, another idea was being explored to widen it from two lanes to a parkway design. The design would be four lanes and a boulevard, from Cranberry Lake to Seymour Lake roads.

“Medical missionary shares trip with kids” Clarkston resident Maureen Tippen talked to more than 100 12- and 15-year-olds at St. Daniel Church about her second trip to the Dominican Republic. She volunteered with the Midwest Medical Missions.

“Icers merciless in regional win” Clarkston hockey blew out the Howell Highlanders in the first round Region 6 game, 10-0. The game ended with 4:16 left in the third period.








25 years ago - 1987


"Box burns” One firefighter suffered second degree burns as about a dozen firefighters put out a fire which destroyed the Clarkston High School press box on Feb. 18, 11:20 p.m. Investigators were looking for two people involved with setting the fire.

“Village tackles police protection question” The Clarkston Village Council planned to hold a hearing to find out how residents felt about police coverage and if they would favor a tax raise for more coverage.

“Clarkston decides to sue over sign” The Clarkston Village Council decided on Feb. 23 to file a lawsuit seeking the removal of a light muffler sign on the corner of Clarkston Road and Main Street. The sign which the village issued by error violated a zoning ordinance.



50 years ago - 1962

"Six students make league band” Six Clarkston High School students, Dennis Ulrick, Bob Sawyer, Fred Lissner, Gary Haizer, made the Wayne-Oakland County League Band, Pam Lovejoy and John Knox were alternates.

“Robin red breast spotted Monday” Mrs. John Walker, a resident on Clarkston Road, reported the early arrival of the Robin red-breast after seeing the bird in her yard during the day.

“Local news” Ten friends were guests of Teddy Strawridge when he celebrated his 10th birthday. The boys enjoyed sandwiches, potato chips, pop, ice cream and cake. Later they went roller skating at the Clarkston Rollercade.