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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 19, 2014

15 years ago - 1999

“Teen finds man stranded in area lake” Thirteen-year-old Cameron Banworth noticed a man stranded in the icy waters of Walters Lake. The man had been chasing a fire pit cover and fell through the ice. According to Independence Township firefighters, Banworth saved the man’s life.

“Police puzzle over rash of downtown break-ins” A rash of downtown break-ins left Clarkston police baffled - mainly because nothing appeared to be taken. Three downtown Clarkston buildings were broken into early morning on the same day and there was evidence the perpertrators had rummaged through contents at all three businesses.

“Council members clash over retail presence in Clarkston” The possibility of a downtown building being leased for office use instead of retail sparked more disagreement. Clarkston City Councilmen Walt Gamble and David Savage disagreed over the way the city should go about filling vacant buildings downtown. Savage believed in doing everything possible to get a retail establishment into downtown while Gamble said the current business cycle dictates there was a greater demand for office space in downtown.

25 years ago - 1989

“Rabies case discovered” A raccoon found on Gibbs Road in Springfield Township tested positive for rabies. Residents were warned to take extra caution with their pets and should stay away from wildlife.

“Storm causes 3,300 to lose power” Luck was not with the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day for those traveling any distance during the ice storm. The ice storm blanketed the area with layers of ice and caused power outages for 3,300 Detroit Edison customers in Independence and Springfield townships.

“Three honored” Three Clarkston area teachers were recognized for their outstanding efforts in a contest sponsored by WDIV-TV and Newsweek - Ron Santavicca, an auto service teacher at Clarkston High School; Barb Glover, a sixth grade teacher at Clarkston Junior High School; and Cindy Omans, a kindergarten teacher at Bailey Lake Elementary.

50 years ago - 1964

“John Gordy scores in new position” Thousands turned out for the grand opening of Detroit Lions offensive guard John Gordy’s Lionburger, off of Dixie Highway, which sported Lions players waiting on customers.