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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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July 20, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"New Arrivals" Bob and Deanne Olsen of Clarkston announced the birth of twin daughters, Paige Rebecca and Dana Marie, born May 15 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

"Duman-Kortge" Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Duman of Brighton announced the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Ann, to Gary Douglas Kortge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Kortge of Clarkston.

"No justice, no peace" Clarkston reporters, Margaret Hartley and Damon Hartley, went on strike with 2,500 other workers from their jobs at The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. The workers desired a better work environment.

25 years ago - 1986

"Minister leaves for missionary work in Brazil" After 15 years of ministerial service in the Independence Township area, the Rev, Clancy Thompson left for Brazil. Thompson had accepted a 10-year missionary appointment.

"Local grab 4-H project awards" Two 4-H members of Clarkston were named 1986 Michigan 4-H project award winners during 4-H Exploration Days at Michigan State University in June. Janet Louise Mailley, 18, was chosen as Michigan's 1986 home management project award winner. Cheryl Tiedeman, 16, was named Crafts project award winner. Both were members of the Oakhill 4-H club.

"Himburg makes impression as wheelchair athlete" Himburg traveled 60 to 70 miles a week through the streets of Clarkston while training for a long-distance wheelchair race. Himburg had participated in wheelchair events for the previous four years and raced to five second-place finishes at the qualifying games in Troy.

50 years ago - 1961

"Local artist exhibits" An art exhibit, featuring the work of Mrs. Sandford McLain of Clarkston, was held in the Clarkston Community Center.

"Greshem - Caverly vows spoken" Marriage Vows were spoken by Sandra Lee Greshem and Richard Caverly at First Methodist Church in Clarkston.

"Area students on deans list" Two Clarkston students were among the 310 named to the dean's honor list at Flint Community Junior College for the second semester. The students were Richard J. Lippert, a 1958 graduate of Clarkston and Philip R. Smith who was working toward a degree in Library Science.

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