Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

August 14, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“Local business adopts hiring incentive plan” Clarkston Auto Wash, Co. owners Fred and Sheila Ritter developed a tuition reimbursement policy to boost their workforce. Employees who attend universities, colleges and technical schools would receive the reimbursement. The Ritters still offer the incentive.

“Break-ins mean beefed up security at CHS” The recent string of break-ins at the new Clarkston High School on Flemings Lake Road had area police on guard at all times. The most recent were six teenager who went into the school through an unlocked door near the football field. The previous week a section of the running track was taken and the football field was damaged by tires the prior month.

“Price is right for Clarkston baseball team” Phil Price was named by Clarkston High School Athletic Director Dan Fife to take over the baseball program after 29-year veteran Roy “Pops” Warner retired at the end of season.

25 years ago - 1988

“Fire destroys Tra-Tech van plant” Tra-Tech Midwest planned to rebuild in Springfield Township after the building was destroyed by fire on Aug. 3. The estimation of damage was between $2 million and $3 million

“Deer Lake boat launch problems anger residents” About 34 residents from Independence Township and the village packed Village Hall to express their views on how Deer Lake Beach should be run. One of the biggest concerns was power-boat owners were gaining access to Deer Lake even though they did not live in the township.

“CHS grad fondly recalls bunny days” When the Lansing Playboy Club closed its doors on July 29, 24-year-old Anne Weber remembered working at the club while attending Michigan State University and being on the dean’s list every year. She began as a cocktail bunny and spent the last part of her job as a membership bunny, checking identification as people entered.

50 years ago - 1963

“Clarkston’s recreation baseballers to see Detroit Tigers” Independence Township Director of Recreation Chris Neilson announced all boys who participated in the rec baseball program were invited to see the Detroit Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins.