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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

April 27, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"Candidates named in superintendent search" Eight midwestern men were selected to be interviewed to replace retiring Clarkston Superintendent Gary Haner. The School Board narrowed the finalists, including Albert Roberts, Ed.D., superintendent of Orange City School District in Ohio, from 58 applications.

"Youth Assistance honors Clarkston's young volunteers" Michael Romein, Kara Weil, and 71 other young volunteers and organizations were honored for making their community better.

"Like dad, like daughter for a day" Molly Ormiston joined her father, Clarkston Police Chief Pail Ormiston, for a day on the beat during National Take Your Daughter to Work Day. The middle schooler helped her father patrol Clarkston, pick up Meals on Wheels, and attend meetings.

25 years ago - 1986

"Birthday son" Tommy Boyd traveled from Florida to hide in a big box wrapped like a present, for his mother Jean Boyd's birthday. He planned the surprise visit for months, with a "whole chain of elaborate deceptions, schemes, and cover-ups."

"Her winning ways continue" Carrie Slade won her third Waterford Optimist Breakfast Club speech contest in a row, accumulating $1,200 in scholarship money. The Clarkston Junior High student spoke for five minutes on "Optimism, a Way of Life."

"POH ponders Independence site" POH officials pondered a move of their Pontiac-based hospital to Independence Township. They were working on a satellite location on Dixie Highway near White Lake Road.

50 years ago - 1961

"Tomorrow big day for school children" Enthusiasm was running high among the elementary school children of the Clarkston School System as they looked forward to watching "The Seven League Boots." Wayne State University Children's Theater was set to stage the dramatic version of the fairy tale classic "Hop O My Thumb."

"WKMH honors Mrs. H. Richmond" Mrs. Homer Richmond of Clarkston was saluted by the radio station for the fine job she was doing as district chairman of the Northern Oakland Girl Scout Council North District.

"Clarkston locals" Mrs. John Middleton of New York City visited the families of her brother and sister, Richard Bullen and Mrs. Jack Wignall.