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A Look Back From The CNews archives

February 10, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Learning from the source" American Indian Wayne Jackson showed off an array of Native American tools and garments, and explained some of his ancestors' beliefs to students at North Sashabaw Elementary. His visit was part of the school's Multicultural Day.

"Local jazz singer's got it all – heart, soul and talent" Clarkston singer Danielle Blanchard performed jazz tunes with the band The Steve Adams Trio throughout the area. The group was looking to start a recording career.

"OM" Parent volunteers Sherry Regiani and Penny Shanks organized Odyssey of the Mind teams at Clarkston elementary schools. Students worked together in teams to solve problems in various categories including science, nature, and history.

25 years ago - 1985

"Wint wins Heart of Gold award" Lewis Wint earned the United Fund award in honor of his volunteer work with SCAMP, Oakland County Parks and Recreation, and other community groups.

"These birds of a feather can't flock together" County health ordered Rudy and Bob Schwarze of Rudy's Market to stop feeding a flock of about 250 pigeons, saying it caused a "nuisance, unsanitary condition, or cause of illness." Rudy said the order was stupid. "I've been feeding them for 55 years," he said.

"Teacher tops with CHS students" Jan Modesitt was voted Teacher of the Semester by the Clarkston High School National Honor Society. The 20-year math teacher was selected because she was respectful, firm, and willing to help her students.

50 years ago - 1960

"Tea and reception honoring Mrs. Nixon" Local Republican women helped organized the reception in Royal Oak, sending out thousands of invitations and serving as hostesses.

"Dairy leader honored during Farmers' Week" Q.F. Forster of Clarkston was named Michigan's Dairyman of the Year for his success in developing the Lakefield Holsteins, sheep, and swine, his unselfish devotion to his family, and many other activities.

"Localite honored at convention" Business executive Robert W. Kraud wrote a prize winning essay, winning a cash prize and the chance to read it at the Automotive Service Industry Association convention in New Year City.

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