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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 14, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Girls are space-y over NASA" Clarkton High School freshmen, Rebecca Lynch and KC Kirby, returned to school from NASA's Space Camp at Huntsville, Alabama. The experience confirmed their desire to fly some day. During their week at camp, the girls studied, visited a space museum and the Marshall Space Center and participated in a number of group activities.

"First high school proficiency test results released" In the new state test, Clarkston students finished ahead of the state average in all categories, and county averages in science, reading, and writing. Clarkston school officials were pleased, but wanted more feedback from the state.

City puts new parking ordinance in drive" Clarkston Police Chief Paul Ormiston was set to enforce parking restrictions in city parking lots.

25 years ago - 1986

"Golden Anniversary" Chester and Lois Provost celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children at the Goodrich Country Club. Their wedding anniversary recieved official recognition with a card of congratulations from President Ronald and Nancy Reagan and a letter from Gov. James Blanchard.

"Ron Howard hopes for Mr. Michigan title" Clarkston body builder, Ron Howard, 28, was a semi-finalist in the Mr. USA Michigan Men's pageant where he was required to model and dance in an opening number. He was one of 70 out of 180 applicants chosen from an interview to participate in the pageant. The winner was to recieve $25,000 in prizes and scholarships, and possibly some other benefits.

"Village opts out of cop tax quest" The Village of Clarkston opted not to join Independence Township in requesting an additional police millage. Village officials were concerned about loss of local control.

50 years ago - 1961

"Births announced" A son, Benjamin Charles Pearson, was born August 9th, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pearson of Pontiac.

"Riffe - Carter vows spoken" Shirley Ann Carter and William J. Riffe were married at a candlelight service in the First Methodist Church, Clarkston.

"Bon vilage party honors Mrs. Migan" A farewell party honored Mrs. Cornelius Migan, leaving with her family to join her husband in Japan. She was presented with matched luggage and well wishes.

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