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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 13, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Nowak says now's his time" Pat Nowak, a Republican from Clarkston, decided to run for Congress. A former county and state government official, Nowak campaigned against longtime Democratic Congressman Dale Kildee (D., Flint) for the Ninth Congressional District.

"Environmental energizer sings, has fun with CMS students" Clarkston Middle School students learned science through the antics of wack Natural Science Song & Dance Man "Billy B." Brennan who performed during two assemblies. The singer/guitarist used music and humor to teach them about ozone, the declining frog population, the rain forest, and other environmental topics.

25 years ago - 1986

"Local men star at wheelchair games" Philip Batchelor and Steve Himburg of Clarkston had outstanding performances at the wheelchair games held in Troy. Batchelor won two gold medals at the 22nd annual competition by placing first in the softball throw and the discus. Himburg raced to five second-place showings in his class, in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter pushes.

"The final four shine in Glover's Jeopardy" Students of Barb Glover's Clarkston Elementary sixth-grade class reached the end of their semester-long Jeopardy game. The final four contestants were Charles Grech, Derek Bildstein, Jenna Smith, and David Studt with Smith emerging as the winner.

50 years ago - 1961

"George Elliot honored by church school teachers" The Church School leaders of First Methodist Church held a dinner to honor George Elliot, who had served as Church School Treasurer for 39 years. Also honored at the event were Paul Eliason, Superintendent of the Junior Department, and Earle Hawke, who had been a teacher in the nurser for seven years.

"Births" Mr. and Mrs. Throndset announced the birth of their daughter, Robin Kay, born at Pontiac General Hospital on June 19.

"Newlyweds to reside in Dallas, Texas" The marriage of Miss Judie Eickstedt and Dwight Pettengill was performed at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg Wisconsin. A reception was held at the Cedars, following the ceremony.

"Clarkston Locals" Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Sturdy of Clarkston and their son went to visit relatives in Mansfield, Ohio.

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