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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 25, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"Recreation Association honors Middleton" The Michigan Recreation and Park Association presented Rep. Tom Middleton with a "Legislative Award" for his exceptional support of local parks and recreation.This was the first year that this award was given.

"Licata named state's best" Principal of Clarkston Middle School, Vince Licata, was named Michigan Associaion of the Secondary School Principals' Outstanding Middle Level Principal of the 1966-67 School Year by the MASSP.

"Rested Burklow Runs 5:04 Mile at all-star event" Stefanie Burklow, a Clarkston graduate and track/cross country runner, finished fourth at the Midwest Meet of Champions June 8. Burklow raced a 1600 meter run and ran a personal-best time of 5:04.66.

25 years ago - 1986

"Students pick Mahrle for teacher of the semester" History and American government teacher, Larry Mahrle, was chosen to be Teacher of the Semester. He also coached basketball at Clarkston, Lakes and Avondale and was named Coach of the Year by the Oakland Press in 1983 while at Avondale.

"Friendly Faces" 19-year old, Carol Currey, enjoyed her job at Hallman's Apothecary in Clarkston and had worked there for 17 years.

"Love provides winning edge" Wendy McCarthy, a Clarkston Junior High School ninth-grader, took first place in the state 4-H horse bowl competition. There were 250 participants and McCarthy participated in the senior non-team division of the Michigan State University event.

50 years ago - 1961

"Ruthann Carmean and Robert Porritt Married in Candlelight Service" In a candlelight ceremony in the Clarkston Methodist Church, Ruthann Louisa became the bride of Robert Lee Porritt. Reverend William Richards performed the ceremony.

"Perry Smith Honored at Albion" Scholastic recognition was recieved by Perry B. Smith, a sophomore at Albion college. The award ceremony was held at Goodrich Chapel. Perry was recognized as a member of Delta Sigma Rho, national honorar forensics society, and of Kappa Mu Epsilon, national mathematics honorary.

"Guest Speaker- Bud Guest" Bud Guest, who had worked in the newspaper and radio business, was the guest speaker at a family style dinner celebrating Michigan Week. The dinner was held by the Waterford - Drayton Rotary Club at the C.A.I building in Waterford.