Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 02, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“Township taxes to drop a few dollars this year” Independence Township residents saw a slight decrease in the township portion of their 1998 winter taxes as most millages were rolled back

“A gift from the heart” Lu Hewko does not take freedom for granted - easy to understand since he spent the first 14 years of his life in war-torn Europe. Both Lu and his wife gave back to their native Ukraine by trying to improve the living conditions. One of the significant projects was Lu’s iniative of the first Ukrainian Rotary Club.

“Reluctant hero” Clarkston resident Philip Smith didn’t think when he rescued a woman from her burning car after it was hit in Birmingham. He just acted. For his heroism, he was among 18 U.S. and Canadian residents to receive the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

25 years ago - 1988

“Library operating millage off ballot” After debating over which local issues face voters on Nov. 8, the Independence Board members found there were enough - four proposals from the state, one from the county and four from the township. Instead of running a separate paper ballot for the ninth issue, they dropped the library operational request.

“Ingenue shines in Buick ads” Toni Mazza, a first-grader at Pine Knob Elementary, was chosen to model for an illustration used in a Buick catalog and brochure promoting the 1989 model year. The assignment evolved into a national television commercial and into an ad for national magazines.

“Double OT win sparks Wolves” Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer team won in double overtime over foe Waterford Mott. The goal came from Matt Mellen for the 3-2 score. It was also a big week for Andy LaFleur as inserted into the starting lineup for the team. He scored three goals against two foes and three consecutive goals against Springfield Christian. It sparked the game giving the Wolves a 3-2 lead and they ended with a 6-3 win.

50 years ago - 1963

“Clarkston locals” The miniature poodle of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Walker of Wealthy Street broke a record when she gave birth to eight poodles.

“Golf course announces winners” The first women’s open golf tournament at Clarkston Golf Course had two winners in five flights.