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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 29, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Queen for the week" Laura Witkowski was crowed 1995 Homecoming Queen of Clarkston High School by Homecoming King Bill Goforth, and princes Tim Wasilk and Ryan Schapman. Goforth was crowned by princesses Kelly Symko and Harmony Hunt.

"Musician finds harmony in the skies" Music writer and teacher Gene Grier of Clarkston had one challenge left to accomplish – sky diving. He tandem jumped with an instructor from 13,000 feet and touched down with a perfect landing.

"Parks advocate lives on through nature center" Friends and family of Lewis E. Wint gathered at Independence Oaks Nature Center to break ground for a 4,300-square-foot expansion. The center was also set to be renamed the Lewis E. Wint Nature Center in his memory.

25 years ago - 1985

"Real estate's booming in Clarkston" At the heart of the burgeoning sales was an improved economy, doubling developers' estimates for home building. Estimated value of each home was $240,000.

"School enrollment declines again" For the eighth straight year, enrollment fell for Clarkston Community Schools. Enrollment was down 146 students, to 5,588. The district received $2,622 per pupil in state funding.

"Wint wins park service award" Lewis Wint was selected to receive the Meritorious Service Award for Citizens from the American Park and Recreation Society. He was honored for his voluntary contributions to parks and community involvement.

50 years ago - 1960

"Boy Scouts hear talk on gun safety" Trooper Wade of Pontiac State Police Post spoke to Boy Scout Troop 126, demonstrating all types of firearms from handguns to submachine guns. He left a deep impression on all of the boys.

"Homecoming football game Friday night" Bobo Christides began her reign as Clarkston's 1960 Homecoming Queen at the game, as the Wolves took on Clarenceville Trojans.

"Rotary Club news" Fred P. Warrick presented the program for their meeting, showing pictures of America's new state of Hawaii. The scenes of flowers and general scenery were truly beautiful.

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