Source: Sherman Publications

A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 16, 2013

15 years ago - 1998

“Boy alerts family to chimney fire” Konrad Ylvisaker, an 11-year-old student at Sashabaw Middle School, was hailed as a hero after alerting his older brother and family friend to a chimney fire that spread through his family’s home.

“Church chimes in with daily bell-ringing ritual” Church of the Resurrection Episcopal priest Father Bill McDonald took on a different task than the sermons, weddings and christenings - he was reprogramming the church bells to ring agains after them being dormant for several years. He decided they should ring twice a day - 12:05 p.m. and 5:05 p.m.

“Wolves’ ‘new season’ begins with thrilling win” The Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team had an exciting win over Oak Park, 49-47. Senior co-captains Deana Kanipe and Corinne McIntyre discussed how it was a different game to the Lady Wolves’ previous games and how the win was important to the team especially since Oak Park had beaten everyone in the league expect one team.

25 years ago - 1988

“Wanted: Armchair sleuths” With an increase of break-ins in rural areas of Independence Township, detectives were hoping area residents would help investigators. The criminals would ring doorbells and knock on doors to see if anyone was home. If someone answered, they would ask for someone who didn’t live there or ask for directions. If someone didn’t answer the door, they would break in.

“100 students want to share drug-free message” One hundred students were eager to spread the message about the dangers of drug abuse to third- through ninth graders. The “Just Say No” program kicked off wiht a rally at Clarkston High School.

“Wolves bounce back with win” After three straight losses, the Clarkston Varsity Football team needed a boost and Brett Kinzler provided it. He caught the opening kickoff and scored on a 79-yard touchdown 11 seconds into the game versus Brandon. The Wolves won the game, 20-0.

50 years ago - 1963

“Clarkston Board of Education awards bigs for new elementary building” The Clarkston Board of Education meeting contracts were awarded to the three lowest bidders for general construction, mechanical and electrical for the 16-room elementary school on Pine Knob Road.