Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 28, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"Drug use still above national averages.” A survey conducted by Western Michigan University revealed alcohol use among eight- and twelfth-graders had dropped for the survey done two years prior. But it was up for tenth-graders. The use of cocaine was up for eighth- and twelfth as well as uses of marijuana was up for twelfth and tenth grades.

“No more garbage?” Al Schaffer, president of Entropic Technologies Corp., had a way to turn solid waste into synthetic coal and 85 percent of trash in landfills could be used. He said he couldn’t do it - U.S. government officials told him he would have to go abroad to seek financing for his first plant.

“CHS grad sets state powerlifting record” Patrick Rouse set four state records in three powerlifting events at the State Powerlifting Meet. He deadlifted 550 lbs., bench pressed 335 lbs. and 570 lbs. in the squat press which totaled 1,455 lbs. a new record.

25 years ago - 1987

"Springfield closes deal on new park” The Springfield Township Board purchased 395 acres for a new park, west of downtown Davisburg and north of Davisburg Road. The township called it the Shiawassee Basin Preserve.

“Playground vandalism totals $7,000” Two slides and a teeter-totter at Bailey Lake Elementary were smashed during a weekend. The damage was worth $7,000 and Principal Doris Mousseau said it was likely adults did it and used a sledgehammer. The equipment was purchased with money raised by the PTA.

“Junior highs to include all 6th-graders” Following the recommendations from Clarkston Junior High School Principal Duane Lewis and Sashabaw Junior High School Principal David Reschke, the school board unanimously approved all sixth-graders in the Clarkston school district to be in the junior highs starting September 1988.

50 years ago - 1962

"Clarkston Senior High School now Class ‘A’” On September 28 the enrollment in Clarkston Senior High School was 902 - putting them at what the State Athletic Office deems a Class A for athletic competition. At the time Class A were schools with 900 students or more enrolled.