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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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October 10, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Repaying a debt" Teresa Paygert-Golab and her daughter Elizabeth Brueckner were honored at the Holocaust Memorial Center in West Bloomfield for their family's kindness. Paygert-Golab's parents took in a teenage Jewish girl in 1942 in Poland when she needed a place to stay.

"2nd-half heroics save Homecoming" The Wolves went into halftime with a deficit for the second consecutive week. They came back the second half and scored 25-0 on Waterford Kettering to win Clarkston's homecoming game, 32-10. Runningback Brad Phalen rushed 117 yards on 25 carries.

25 years ago - 1987

"Slick passing sparks rout for Wolves" Slick passing helped the Wolves overwhelm Waterford Kettering Oct. 1 in a prep soccer contest at home. Clarkston whipped its GOAL rival 7-0 to up its record to 5-7-1. The improved play of the team has impressed Coach Neil Granlund. "We were passing so good in the first half nobody could have stopped us," he said.

"At College" Robert Ronk, a 1987 graduate of Clarkston High School, is contributing in the quest of the Alma College football team for a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship this fall. Ronk is a freshman at Alma. His parents are Frank and Mary Ronk of Overlook Road, Clarkston.

"Reunited" Debbie Yoey's two children were just babies in her mind. She imagined Dana, the oldest, still smiling and Donna, the youngest. She searched for 12 years across the countries to find her daughters again after their dad took them. She found them and was reunited.

50 years ago - 1962

"Emergency Landing Damages Plane" A single engine, Fornaire Fia, airplane, which made an emergency landing in the backyard of Andersonville School, Clarkston, suffered extensive damage to the wing tips and nose. The pilot, Robert L. Wilson of Pontiac uninjured, said when the plane engine started smoking he attempted to land in the school yard. The plane continued through the yard and hit a farm wagon on the Lloyd Miller property, adjacent to the school, where it came to rest.

"Clarkston Locals" Seaman and Mrs. Marvin McAboy observed their first wedding anniversary. Marvin was with the U.S. Navy and was enroute to Japan at the time.

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