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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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August 10, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"A love affair with cars" Clarkston resident, Blaine Jenkins, showed his most prized automobile in the Concours d'Elegance events that took place at Meadow Brook Hall. Jenkins showed his favorite convertible, a 1961 Lincoln, which was a long, sleek, black four-door.

"Get it in there" It was a hole-in-one for Bernie Becker, her first one ever at the age of 71. Windmill Lakes Par 3 Golf Club in Davisburg. Becker used an 8-iron on the 9th hole to sink the shot.

25 years ago - 1986

"Davis Clan Celebrates 100th reunion" Over 150 decendants of Cornelius Davis celebrated the 100th family reunion. Some of the descendents came from as far away as Canada and Alaska to celebrate. The reunion was held in the home of James Harvey Davis, which was being restored by the Springfield Township Historical Society.

"Born minutes apart" Within three minutes, Jerry and Jean Messing of Clarkston became grandparents twice on July 26. Their grandaughters were born at different hospitals in Pontiac. The eldest of their new granddaughters was Nicole Jean born to Joseph and Pam Messing of Holly. The younger was Andrea Marie born to Roger and Debbie Messing of Pontiac.

"Courtney twirls to contest success" Courtney Grimes, third-grader at Pine Knob Elementary, was crowned "Regional Miss TU Majorette," for ages 7-8. The competition, held in Port Huron at the Blue Water Festival involved twirling and show routines and modeling in a party dress. Courtney, 8, had been twirling for one and half years.

50 years ago - 1961

"Freshman visits WMU Campus" Suzanne Larkin of N. Holcomb St., Clarkston was one of more than 2,200 freshmen who expected to enter Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo for the first time that fall. She spent two days in the summer visiting the campus.

"Graduates from instructor course" Joseph Gardiner of Clarkston graduated from the instructor training course at the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center in Yorktown, Va.

"Clarkston Locals" Richard Lord spent the summer as a counselor at the Upper Peninsula Bible Camp near Marquette. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Buehrig and their children, Cappy, Heidi, Bobbette and Chipper, spent a week vacationing at Niagra Falls.

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