Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

August 29, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

“Pine Knob drives upper Sashabaw development” The key words in the Pine Knob corridor is preservation - plan it before it plans you. The plan with the corridor was have the area be for a mixture of uses.

“Car heaven” John Walter had no idea the 1957 Chevy he had been looking for wound up on a TV series. The Chevy had been driven by Della Reese on “Touched by an Angel.” As he prepared for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise he didn’t care where it had been only his search for the classic automobile was found. He added the Chevy was really hard to find because they are the hottest thing on the circuit.

"A fun labor march" Yoda, Chewbacca, stormtroopers, and other Star Wars characters joined the Labor Day Parade in Clarkston. Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston said the parade had one of the bigger crowds in recent memory.

25 years ago - 1987

“Teens recite fashion ABCs” Teenagers shared the do’s and do not’s for the new school year. They agreed denim was always in fashion no matter if it is frosted or stone-washed. Also in style airborne jackets, Converse, swatches and surf cords.

"Township lad to perform for pope" Eight-year-old Jimmy Territo was chosen as one of 30 youngsters from the Detroit area to perform for Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Motor City.

"20 Deer Lake residents air woes" About 20 lakefront residents asked the DNR to add more law enforcement patrols to the lake to prevent jet ski abuse.

50 years ago - 1962

“New Mexico Here We Come!” Clarkston Boy Scouts of troop 134 left for a trip to New Mexico. The group was to drive to New Mexico, but camp every night along the way.

“Blue - Gray shoot this weekend” The North-South Skirmish Association, Inc. prepared for their shoot. They preserved history and spirit of the Civil War.

"Merchants to offer many prizes" They were planning the second annual Clarkston Days Celebration. Events included canoe races organized by the JayCees on Millpond, sidewalk sale, and drawings for bicycles and other prizes.