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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 09, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“Residents air complaints about road construction” Residents of Walters and Flemings Lake Road voiced their charges about the paving of Walters Road during a Clarkston School Board special meeting. The charges included ruined outdoor furniture and activities, stuctural damage to homes, increase in traffic and speeding and confrontation with construction workers.

“City cracks down on truck traffic” The Clarkston City Council started to put the brakes on trucks rumbling through downtown with illegal loads. They unanimously approved an amendment to the existing truck ordinance by defining what a truck is - a truck is any vehicle designated to transport property with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds.

“Mr. Whittington goes to Washington” As a White House intern Clarkston High School graduate Steve Whittington met a lot of VIPS. Some he met in a dignified manner and some he encountered less dignified - like slipping in the restroom and knocking over Newt Gingrich.

25 years ago - 1988

“‘A car is a tool, not a toy’” Clarkston High School students had a special guest visit. Jack Burnett, a nationally recognized speaker, a quadriplegic who sustained his injuries during a car accident in his senior year in high school. His goal was to make the students think twice about their driving habits.

“Naturalist shares nature’s lessons” Timothy Nowicki, an assistant naturalist at Independence Oaks County Park, shared the benefits of learning about nature out in the wild and if he had his way adults wouldn’t be afraid to show their childlike wonder at nature’s treasures.

“Stained glass artisans recreate Fox windows” Rocky Martina, a former Independence Township resident and owner of A World of Glass, was elated when his shop was chosen to reproduce 64 door-size panels of stained glass for the $30 million renovation at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

50 years ago - 1963

“Bozo to be guest at Clarkston School Fair” The theme for the Clarkston School PTA Fair was the “Wonderful World of Books.” Bozo the Clown brought entertainment acts and also gave the children autographs.

“Local News” Harvest dance was the theme for the first Saturday Night Dance Club at the community building.