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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

February 13, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“Weatherman visits Pine Knob Elementary” Channel 7 weatherman Chris Bradley visited recently, just as a winter storm watch was being posted for the Metro Detroit area. It was principal K.C. Leh who piped up and asked the big question. “What are the chances of having school tomorrow, just to put their minds at ease?” she asked.

“Sweet shop to open on Main St.” Downtown business owner Ann Stevenson says she will incorporate a café/coffee shop into her Union General store where folks can indulge in cappuccino, fresh baked goods, candies, and the like. She plans to expand her business this month, making room within the existing store space.

“Sneak a peek at the new high school” “Awesome” was the word heard over and over again as group of parents, school board trustees, members of the Help Us Grow bond committee, and students received a sneak peek at the new Clarkston High School. They visited a few classrooms, the gym, theater, cafeteria, media center, and pool.

25 years ago - 1988

“Asbestos tests required again” A new federal law that requires tests for asbestos in all public buildings by federally certified companies could prove costly for Clarkston school district. The tests could cost as much as $5,000 a building, said Assistant Superintendent Mel Vaara. The district has nine buildings in which students meet, two office buildings, and a maintenance garage.

“Clarkston keeps 1st on slopes” The girls and the boys ski teams finished their dual meet season with near perfect 6-1 records after whipping Detroit Country Day. The girls headed into divisional play with a sweep, winning the top seven places. Coach Don Balzarini said the boys team could stand to improve a little, despite its 6-1 record. The victory enables Clarkston to tie for the league lead at the end of the dual meet season.

50 years ago - 1963

“Rotary Anns hear about flowers from florist” Mrs. Durstan of Durstan’s Flower Shop in Pontiac explained the different types of flowers for arrangements and how to care for them.

“Local News” Airman 3rd class Todd Jay Marks graduated as a jet mechanic from Amarillo A.F.B. , Texas.