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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 22, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Clarkston woman vies for Ms. Senior Michigan" Renate Lapratt was one of 12 finalists from Michigan competing for the title. She was set to play the accordian for the talent portion of the pageant.

"A real eye-opener" Tom Delke celebrated his wife Elaine Delke's birthday by renting a giant inflatable gorilla and placing it on their front lawn with "Happy 40th Elaine" on it.

"Baby born after accident" Roberto Elosegui of Clarkston was driving his wife, Paula, who was in labor, to the hospital when they were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Paula suffered four broken ribs, but delivered their son, Corey Elosegui, safely.

25 years ago - 1985

"Craftsman works in sassafras" Jim Freel of Independence Township carved bowls, vases, candlesticks, egg cups, and other items from sassafras wood. He sold his creations at Clarkston Community Historical Society's Crafts and Cider Festival.

"Clarkston skies were dream come true (blue)" Visitors enjoyed mostly sunny weather at Clarkston Community Historical Society's Crafts and Cider Festival in Depot Park. They sold 5,100 donuts and 350 gallons of cider.

"Township robberies on the rise" Robberies were plaguing north Independence Township, with 22 residential break-ins that year. In one case, two burglars broke into a house when a resident was at home, fleeing when she screamed.

50 years ago - 1960

"Village participates in civil defense program" Clarkston joined in a county Medical Emergency Course in Survival and Disaster Training. Topics included Radiation and Fallout, Decontamination of Home and Person, Medical and Nursing Aspects of Radiation Sickness, and Conversion of a School to Emergency Hospital.

"Wolves stun Oxford in season opener" Clarkston High School opened its season on a successful note, defeating Oxford 14-0 on Clarkston's home field. Clarkston offense was led by Willie Knox, who carried for 148 yards. Also impressive were Bill White and Gar Wilson.

"Clarkston locals" Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jyleen returned from a trip to their ranch near Dubois, Wyoming.

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