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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 15, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Nurse's peddle bike safety program" Teacher Betty Kozma's second-graders of Clarkston Elementary learned the rules of riding the road on bikes. Students participated in a bike safety and head injury prevention program organized by nurses from William Beaumont Hospital Rehabilitation Unit.

"Haner ready for next career" Clarkston school superintendent, Gary Haner, retired. Haner retired with plans to go into the real estate business with his wife, Sue.

"New arrival" Keith E and Karen J (Colfer) Bailey of Clarkston announced the birth of a son, Edward Robert, born at Huron Valley Hospital on May 17, 1996.

25 years ago - 1986

"Witnesses Work Wonders" The Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall was built in only 36 hours by the Michigan Quick-Built Committee. There were about 1,200 volunteers, including several hundred parishioners. All of the people who put up the building were non-paid volunteers.

"Co-workers bid Connie Keeley a fond adieu" Connie Keeley retired after 21 years with the Clarkston Post Office. Keeley had witnessed many changes in the post office, including four postmaster changes and a growing number of routes.

"CHS writer 3rd" Claire Needham, a senior at Clarkston High School, was named third place winner in the Hope Journalism Olmpics for a report she wrote on food for senior citizens. Needham was awarded a bronze medal by WXYZ television newscaster Bill Bonds.

50 years ago - 1961

"Linda Skarritt takes third place in roller skating event" 7-year old Clarkston resident, Linda Skarritt, took third place in the Juvenile 'B' Girl's Freeskating event at the 1961 Michigan State Amateur Roller Skating Championship.

"Jane Moultrup winner of nursing scholarship" Jane Moultrup of Clarkston was among ten Michigan high school seniors to win a 1960 Blue Cross nursing scholarship of $300 each. They topped a field of more than 600 contestants and were picked from a narrowed field of 145 finalists.

"Friends honor future bride" Ann Wright was honoree at a shower given by Mrs T.W. Bergman and Mrs. D.C. Inman. Guests presented Wright with gifts for her future home. Wright's wedding was set to take place in Alaska.

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