Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 18, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"Acclaimed plane to visit" One of the last flying 1948 Lockheed Constellation Airliners was set to arrive at the Oakland International Airport July 14 and was open to the public for tours. Built to the specifications of Howard Hughes, the “Connie” is considered the most beautiful piston-engine airliner ever built and was the first pressurized aircraft in widespread use.

“Pine Knob gets approval for all day shows” Three shows for the summer were unanimously approved by the Independence Township Board of Trustees. However, the ordinance that would regulate Pine Knob exclusively for these kinds of shows is still being debated.

25 years ago - 1987

"Village council agrees to moped crackdown" Clarkston began cracking down on underage teens who illegally ride mopeds within the village limits, the village council decided July 13.

Moped drivers must be at least 15 years old to operate the vehicles on public streets. Those under 19 must wear a helmet. The vehicle must be registered with the state and the driver must be licensed, said Trustee Frank Millard.

"Bicycle hits car" A 7-year-old Independence Township boy was injured when he ran into a car while riding his bike. Adam Michael Heil of Tiohero Road was treated and released from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, on July 7 following the accident around noon.

50 years ago - 1962

"Poster Wins Award" The Clarkston High School Art Department received word Karen Wooley, an eleventh grade student of the past school year. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wooley of Hadley Road, received a commendation for her safety poster entered in the annual contest sponsored by the Automobile Club of America.

Karen’s poster in gray, black, pink, and red on a white background, illustrated the slogan, “Walk On Left Facing Traffic.”

"Sermon Series Announced" The Kingdom of God, the central theme of the life and teaching of Jesus, was the subject of a series of sermons to be preached at First Methodist Church, Clarkston by Reverend Mr. Giguere. It was hoped the series would help twentieth century Christians to better understand Jesus’ message for today.