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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 25, 2009 - 15 years ago - 1994

"Kids learn about helping" Andersonville Elementary students Denver Williams, Danielle Vanicelli, Stephanie Reitano, Tony Marino, Laura Roby and Rachelle Meike gathered more than 200 food items and $85 for Lighthouse North for Thanksgiving.

"Local man plays 'ghost'" Gregory Wilson, 1985 Clarkston High School graduate, wore stilts, black robes, and a skull mask to portray the 10-foot-tall Ghost of Christmas Future in Meadowbrook's "A Christmas Carol."

"Woman seeks exotic adventures, discovers her inner strength" Cristy Krzyszton enjoyed major adventures around the world on her vacations, visiting Thailand, Austria, and Burma.

25 years ago - 1984

"Americanizing two Chinese students" Julie and Tracy Chin, who moved to Independence Township from Canton with their family, were the first non-English speaking students attending Clarkston schools. A new English-as-a-second-language program was developed for them.

"6 kids charged with arson" The Clarkston teens were accused of a three-day vandalism spree, causing thousands in damage to local homes and churches, ending with almost burning down an unoccupied house.

"'Dancing' with a weaver's loom" Terry Deacon of Springfield Township created hand-woven scarves, rugs, capes, dolls, and other items on her loom. She was to offer them for sale at the Davisburg Christmas Crafts Festival.

50 years ago - 1959

"Couple celebrates Golden Wedding" Miss Ivan Hoage and George Floyd Sink, married on Nov. 30, 1909, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their Sashabaw Road home with nearly a hundred family members and friends.

"Clarkston locals" Jack Emery of Dixie Highway vacationed in Denver, Colo., where the skiing is good.

"Good Citizen named by D.A.R." General Richardson chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution presented Cynthia Anderson of Clarkston with the Good Citizen honor, recognizing her leadership, service, dependability, and patriotism.

"Clarkston local" Russell Blackett and his son went hunting hear Kalkaska and got his eight-point buck the first day of the season.

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