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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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November 21, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Hearing-impaired teen works her own miracles" Christy Sprengnether gives new meaning to the phrase "a fighting chance." Nearly deaf since she can remember, the petite Clarkston teenager goes uphill, not down, says her Lutheran High School Northwest drama coach Connie Cowper. This year, the Rochester Hills school's production of "The Miracle Worker," is extra special because Christy, a high school senior, is starring in the title role.

25 years ago - 1987

"Crash on Ratallee injures five teens" Five teens were injured in a car accident on Rattallee Lake Road, Independence Township, last Saturday evening. Jodi Lynn Barnett, 16, was driving westbound on Rattallee Lake Road, west of Allen Road, at about 5:10 p.m., when she lost control of her vehicle and ran into an oncoming eastbound car, according to reports at the Oakland County Sheriff's Department. Barnett and her three passengers were not wearing seatbelts. Barnett and two others suffered minor injuries. Sheila Scholar, 14, remains in serious but improving condition in the intensive care unit at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital (POH).

"Senior takes softball to England" Senior citizen softball players might not draw much attention in America, but several Britons did a double take when a group of them visited Great Britain recently. The National Association of Senior Citizens Softballers (NASCS) and Pan American Airlines co-sponsored an eight-team tournament to promote the game in England.

50 years ago - 1962

"Local Man Wins '36' Tournament" Ronald G. Wilson of 6530 Waldon Road, Clarkston, was the 1st place winner of the Optimist "36" Bowling Tournament held at Howe's Lanes on Dixie Hwy. This was a fund raising project sponsored by the Lakeland Optimist Club of Waterford. Proceeds will go into the Boy's Work Fund.

"Couple Wed in Candlelight" The wedding of Miss Ruth Ann Hallett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hallett, and Robert Hawley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hawley of Holly, took place Saturday. The Reverend Warren Lear officiated at the candlelight service.

"Clarkston Locals" Harold Hoffman left for Drummond Island in the upper peninsula for a week of deer hunting.

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