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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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August 17, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Radiothon tugs at the heart strings" Clarkston parents Mike and Nancy Weightman hosted their sixth annual radiothon on WCSX-FM, a music rock station. The radiothon raised money for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. The Weightmans were working to give back some of the support they recieved from the CLF when their son Bryan was born with genital acute lymphocytic leukemia.

"Algur stays hot" Clarkston senior-to-be Mike Algur continued his winning streak after being the first CHS boys tennis player to qualify for the state tournament in almost 30 years. Algur won two summer tournaments in a month, including Northville Junior Open and Century Cellunet Junior Open in St. Joseph.

"Milestones: Marking 50 years" Eugene P. and Jacklyn E. Foote of Clarkston celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They had several children and 12 grandchildren.

25 years ago - 1986

"Trainer keeps athletes going" Michael Therriault of the Clarkston Sports Medicine Clinic spent two weeks as a volunteer athletic trainer at the Olympic complex in Marquette. The experience gave Therriault the chance to work with top-level athletes and stay current on the trends in medicine.

"Penpal friendship endures 29 years" Bunny Newmarch of Springfield Township and Jill Parker of England had been penpals for 29 years, managing three visits to each other over the years, when their chidren began writing to each other as well. Amy Newmarch and Martin Parker began writing to each other at age 14.

"4-H program brings 3 to Clarkston" The Conlens, Shneiders, and Treses entertained a child from Japan this month as part of a 4-H exchange program. Tomoyuki Saito was the guest of Shane Trese, Nobuko Onuki stayed with Kate Conlen and Noriko Shiomi visited Jennifer Shneider. They found that kids the same age aren't very different no matter where they're from.

50 years ago - 1961

"Births announced" A baby girl, Janice Marie, who weighed 6 lbs. 8 ozs, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Logan of Cramlane Street.

"Farrell - Urick vows spoken" Janice M. Farell and Gerald Urick exchanged marriage vows at Christ Lutheran Church in Waterford. Performing the double ring ceremony was the Reverend Paul Johns of Calvary Lutheran Church.

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