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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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June 29, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"2 local students are tops in math" Springfield Plains students, Chris Freed and Blake Harlow, recieved perfect scores on the international Mathematical Olmpiads. The two fifth-graders were among only 204 students of the 79,502 who participated and received perfect scores. Each student recieved a trophy and a medal for their hard work.

"Teen is a car wash queen" Marge McNeil, a 1995 Clarkston graduate, was nominated from the Ritters for Professional Carwashing & Detailing Magazine's 1996 Most Valuable Carwasher Award. Her go-getter attitude and the resulting increased sales for the business earned her the nomination.

"Milestones" John Toretta, a 1989 Clarkston High School graduate, and Jennifer Janet announced their engagement.

25 years ago - 1986

"Mercy doctor honored" The residents in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, gave special praise to their instructor, Michael Baker, M.D. Baker won an award for excellence in teaching and recieved an engraved plaque at the hospital's House Staff Graduation ceremony.

"Competitive Craig carries on tennis success at Purdue" Kelly Craig, 1985 CHS student, went from playing tennis in Clarkston to playing for Purdue University in Indiana. Craig earned a 5.0 (of 6.0) grade point average while studying business and playing tennis. She was ranked 119th in the nation and 11th in the Western ranking.

"Accident victim praises town" Marilyn Stanley was injured when going for a bicycle ride with her daughter. When she was injured, every single person in the area stopped to help, said Stanley. "I'm so happy I chose this place to live because everyone was so wonderful to me," she said.

50 years ago - 1961

"Ronald Irwin recieves B.A." Mr. and Mrs. Robert Irwin attended their son, Ronald's graduation exercises at Sterling College in Kansas where Ronald received his B.A. degree in physics.

"Local artist has exhibit for Pontiac Centennial" A series of paintings by local artist, Jack Greathouse, was painted expressly for the Pontiac Centennial and displayed in the former Jane Lee shop in Pontiac. The exhibit was reminiscent of horse and buggy days.

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