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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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May 18, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Recreation Association honors Middleton" The Michigan Recreation and Park Association presented Rep. Tom Middleton with a "Legislative Award" for his exceptional support of local parks and recreation.This was the first year that this award was given.

"Winning student art in gallery show" Emily Boose, 11, a fifth-grade student at Clarkston Elementary School, won first place in the annual "Peace Begins at Home" poster contest sponsored by the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County, the Children's Trust Fund and the Pontiac Creative Arts Center.

"Like dad, like daughter--for a day" Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston took his daughter Molly, 14, to work with him for "National Take Your Daughter to Work Day."

25 years ago - 1986

"Bryan Comes Home After Transplant" Two-year-old Bryan Weightman returned home with his family after a two-year struggle with congenital leukemia. He returned to Independence Township after spending four months in Washington state, where he underwent bone marrow transplant surgery. The transplant from his father Micheal offered Bryan his only hope for long-term survival from acute lymphocytic leukemia.

"Fifty years later: A class reunion" The class of 1936 from Clarkston High School met for their 50 year reunion at Deer Lake Raquet Club.

"Energy prize: Cedar Crest best in state" Cedar Crest Academy walked away with the top state award in the National Energy Education Day (NEED) Project contest. All 40 pupils enrolled in the school participated. The prize included a trip to Washington, D.C to attend the NEED National Recognition Ceremony with other winners.

50 years ago - 1961

"What happened to the weather" Mrs. Beach's eighth grade science classes studied weather and had a lot to observe with extreme temperature rises and falls.

"Women's club meet" The opening fall meeting of the Clarkston Woman's Club was held in September at the Community Center. Mrs. Jack Frost, President presided over the business meeting.

"March of Dimes takes a 'coffee break'" Howard Altman, special events chairman for March of Dimes announced a Coffee Day that took place in the Clarkston Cafe. All proceeds went to the March of Dimes.

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