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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

January 19, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"A young man for all seasons" Nick Upchurch of Clarkston was honored with three United States National Awards, for National English Merit, All-American Scholar, and National Leadership and Service. He played football, basketball, and baseball, earned a 3.9 GPA, and played also sax on the school band.

"Students plan their future environment" Cedar Crest Academy students Chris Cook, Amy Warbington, Nat Topping, Amber Sage, and Sara Stawarz planned a new city in the Future City Competition. They competed against 36 other schools in Detroit regionals.

"Soup's on!" The Clarkston News celebrated National Soup Month with recipes, facts, and tips about soup, shared by chefs at Clarkston Cafe and Clarkston Union. The trick to a good soup is the stock, said chef Bill Fortin.

25 years ago - 1986

"Winter remains" Holly and Joshua Holewinski's igloo in Independence Township survived a weekend thaw.

"Governor picks Kammer for DNR" Gov. James Blanchard appointed Kerry Kammer of Springfield Township to the Natural Resources Commission, overseeing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

"Caverly continues caring crusade" Iva Sommers Caverly started a petition drive to complete a cloverleaf at I-75 and Sashabaw, and a full traffic signal at M-15 and Waldon Road. She wanted the projects because of increased traffic in the area.

"All for naught" Independence Township employee George Thompson prepared two rinks on Mill Pond, smoothing the ice with a snow shovel then spraying them with water from a fire hose.

50 years ago - 1961

"Mrs. Carolyn Schrock speaks to child study" The interior decorator spoke to Clarkston Child Study Club about practical ways in which boys and girls rooms can be furnished. The varying interests of children could be included in the decorating theme, as well as fabric and furniture preferences, she said.

"Martin Luther film to be shown Feb. 5" Clarkston High School hosted the film on the Reformation and the Reformer, sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church.

"Clarkston local" Bobby Porritt and Richard Mansfield, both attending Albion College, were home for the weekend, returning to school that Sunday.

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