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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 06, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“No injuries in two Sunday house fires” Two house fires reported within minutes of each other Sunday kept the Independence Township Fire Department busy. A dryer was blamed for a fire on Pine Knob Road. No one was hurt, and the house did not sustain serious damage. Two minutes after the first call, a basement fire was reported on E. Harvard. The fire started in the electrical panel of a basement laundry room. A family of four was home at the time, and they escaped without injury.

“Local girls help nab suspect” Two teenage Clarkston girls were heroes to some younger children when a man pulled up in a car and exposed himself. They shield the younger children and took in detail to give police a description of the man and the vehicle.

“Icers start playoffs on strong note” Clarkston hockey began state playoffs with a bang as they beat Waterford Mott in the first round of district playoffs, 8-0.

25 years ago - 1988

“Springfield quints continue to thrive” The now-famous L’Esperance quintuplets, who made their debut at William Beaumont Hospital on Jan. 11, continue to progress well. The quints, born to Michele and Raymond L’Esperance, are the first in vitro fertilization quints in the nation.

“Tree stumps anger many” Over 75 Lake Oakland residents voiced their opposition on place to add fish spawning areas of stone, concrete and wood to the lake. It would replace spawning area damaged the previous fall when tree stumps were removed to make boating safer.

“Nerves spoil title shot for wrestlers” Dave London and Jason Campbell respresented Clarkston after a five year drought in the MHSAA Wrestling Individual Finals. They lost in their early matches but were ready to go in 1989.

50 years ago - 1963

“World day of prayer” Plans are being completed for the World Day of Prayer service, which will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Clarkston. The service uses as its theme “More Than Conquerors” and has been prepared this year by the Christian Women of Korea.

“Wolves advance to district play” Ken Miskin and Dan Craven teamed up for a total of 43 points in a 71-51 victory for the Clarkston Boys Basketball team over Waterford.