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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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July 27, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Neighbor alerts family to fire" A Clarkston house on Deerhill Ct. was spared serious damage when the neighbor, Michael Odette, noticed the smoke and took action. Odette saw the smoke as he was leaving for work, called the fire department, and woke the family. A 14-year-old resident of the house had changed a lightbulb earlier and had used a 100 watt bulb instead of the 25 watt bulb the lamp was made for.

"Garden Club's generosity repaid" Four years after recieving the first of four annual scholarships from the Clarkston Garden Club, Julia Fyda donated $500 back so others could recieve a scholarship. The recipients of the scholarships were Sarah Fenton and Julie Lloyd.

"Eberhardt to work with Carter in Hungary" Carol Eberhardt, a resident of Clarkston, worked towards the completion of the first homes built by Habitat for Humanity of North Oakland. She also worked alongside former president Jimmy Carter at a Habitat blitz build in Vac, Hungary.

25 years ago - 1986

"Teacher Sherill Bailey brings home fond memories" Clarkston teacher, Sherill Bailey returned after teaching in Mexico for two years. Bailey had gone to Mexico with the intention of teaching for one year. Her love for the kids there changed her mind and kept her there for another year.

"Conlen helps others see the way" Kate Conlen, a student of Clarkston High School, became heavily involved in a 4-H group called Eyes Against Darkness over the summer. The club raised Leader Dogs for the Blind. Conlen was working on her second puppy, Benny.

"Willitses celebrate golden anniversary" A surprise 50th wedding anniversary party was given by the family of George and Marge Willits. Eighty-five people attended the celebration. The came from all over the United States and Canada including Hawaii, Florida, Ontario, and Arizona.

50 years ago - 1961

"Janice Farrell engaged" Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Farrell of Clarkston announced the engagement of their daughter Janice to Jerry Urick.

"H.S. principal employed" Mr. Milford Mason accepted the position of Clarkston Senior High School.

"New Pastor at Waterford Church" Reverend Ronald Thompson became the new pastor of the Methodist Church, Waterford.

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