Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 24, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

“Boys win, girls take 3rd at league meet” The Clarkston boys cross country team had its best team meet of the season at the very best time. Led by their “Party of Five” sophomores – David Sage, Matt Haver, Kevin Breen, Chris Weber, and Dan Burke – the Wolves edged Rochester 48-49 to win the league meet. Although the team didn’t win a share of the OAA I title, the third-place finish at Thursday’s league meet suited girls cross country coach Deb Zonca just fine. “I was happy because we improved on our best times so much,” she said.

“Police want you to have a fun Halloween” The Clarkston Police Department, in cooperation with Rudy’s Quality Market, is sponsoring “Operation Night-Stick” this Halloween. Florescent glow-sticks are available at the police department and at Rudy’s. Safety first will ensure another fun-filled accident-free Halloween.

25 years ago - 1987

“Albino squirrel attracts a crowd in a hurry” It wasn’t an apparition, but rather an unusual occurrence in nature that Jeff and Jorja Hetherington witnessed in their back yard last week. A red squirrel resident of a tree in their backyard had a new family of four: three red babies and one white one. “The white squirrel is an albino,” said Hetherington, who lives on Washington Street in Clarkston. “He has pink eyes and is pure white.”

“Cemetery visits prove enlightening” Sixth-graders in the Clarkston Academically Talented class at North Sashabaw Elementary spent a blustery afternoon last week studying timeworn tombstones at the Sashabaw Plains Cemetery. Though it’s nearly Halloween, they were not perpetuating social attitudes that come from books and movies portraying cemeteries as places full of ghosts and ghouls. Rather, they were learning a new way to do research, gathering information from a new source.

50 years ago - 1962

"Jaycees to offer Free ride Service Election Night” It was announced at the last general meeting that the Clarkston Area Junior Chamber of Commerce would provide a free ride and baby-sitting service for the people of Independence Township who wish to vote in the coming election.