A Look Back for Nov. 16, 2016

From the CNews archives for the week of November 16, 2016

15 years ago – 2001
“Civic Center plans moving forward” Independence Township residents who were curious about the possibility of a new civic center could circle Nov. 20 on their calendar – which was the date the board would discuss issues surrounding the hall.
“Veterans get the royal treatment at senior center” American pride rang through the Carriage House at Clintonwood Park as veterans, accompanied with their spouses, gathered in recognition and honor for their service for the United States.
“Lions coach now calls area home” When Sean Kugler was hired as the tight ends coach for the Detroit Lions earlier in the year, he had found a place to live quick. Him and his family found a home in Clarkston, which they were happy they made the decision.

25 years ago – 1991

“Cost of city” Clarkston citizens attending a public hearing about the proposed city charter were most concerned about any increase in spending.
“Dewey decimal deliverers” Volunteers helped to get the Independence Township Library ready to be opened by Christmas by transferring books to the new addition, stocking the racks with paperbacks and shelving state directory phone books.
“Clarkston area man owns new hoop franchise” Owning the Michigan Great Lakers was a dream come true for Mike Wilcox, a Clarkston area resident. He became owner and president of the new Global Basketball Association team, which played its home games at the Saginaw Civic Center.

50 years ago – 1966
“Safecrackers hit school vaults” Safes at Clarkston High School and Board of Education offices were broken into the same way with either a star drill or chisel and hammer with a combination of $1,000 taken. Other schools in Oakland County were also broken into.
“Jeanne Shoots, Junior Miss” Jeanne Shoots, a Clarkston High School senior, won the local Junior Miss contest out of a field of 13. Shoots was an accomplished pianist and for her talent number played “Bumble Boogie” on the piano.
“Round the town” John Adams and Louis Seffens were two deer hunters out of many who came home without deer. But arrived home just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

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