Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 07, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

“Show me the hardware; kickers take district title” Clarkston was behind a goal at halftime for their second straight game. This time it was against West Bloomfield in the district finals at a score 1-0. They pulled through to win the championship, 3-1. They also beat Waterford Mott, 5-3, in a game many will remember as snow fell before the opening kick.

“NBD sells Main St. building” The bank announced a winning bid was selected for the Main Street building in downtown Clarkston. The buyer was being kept confidential, however. An earlier proposal to convert the building into a museum had fallen through.

25 years ago - 1987

“Loss of on-street parking debated” The Clarkston Village Council discussed alternatives to losing on-street parking on Main Street. The Michigan Department of Transportation decided to eliminate the last four spaces on the west side of Main Street, north of Waldon when a spotlight would be installed in the spring. With the light would come an extra lane for turning.

“5-year-old skier wins state recognition” Five-year-old Stephanie Gillespie had no fear when it came to the slopes, and it paid off when she won national recognition for her talents. She finished seventh among Michigan children ages four and under the winter prior in the nationwide Coca-Cola Jr. NASTAR racing program.

“Township twirlers win trophies” Courtney Grimes, 9, and Monica Schramm, 15, set Ohio buckeyes on their heels, sweeping the advanced categories at the Drum Majorettes of America contest in Carey, Ohio.

50 years ago - 1962

“Local Student Endorsed by NMSQT” One senior at Clarkston Senior High School has been honored for his performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given last spring. Each school receives a formal Letter of Commendation signed by his principal and the president of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Mr. Milford Mason, the school’s principal, has announced that the commended student is Thomas P. Wells.

“Local news” Nine guests help Lu Ann Klann celebrate her third birthday, Nov. 3. Also attending were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Klann of Detroit.