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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 08, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"One good cook" Jeanette Justus of Clarkston was a finalist at the Bavarian Inn Lodge 10th annual Cook Off in Frankenmuth. Justus prepared her recipe for potato and cheese pierogies before a live audience and was awarded two tickets for Sunday brunch at the lodge. Winners were chosen on the basis of originality, flavor, texture, and appearance.

"A whole day of art? Awesome!" Students at North Sashabaw Elementary participated in a festival of Fine Arts marathon when they traded in their regular classes for a day of creativity. Children were asked to pick six creative activities from a list of 21 choices to participate in.

Downtown house has that at-the-lake appeal" Clarkston Real Estate broker, Pam Ford Morgan modernized her 1890 cottage in the village of Clarkston. The home, on Parke Lake was to be featured in the Clarkston Home Tour 14.

25 years ago - 1986

"Quilt pays tribute to 'Ma' Gibson" Betsy Travis, parent and fibers artist, presented Clarkston High School drama department director, Barb Gibson, with a quilt. Travis had worked on the quilt every day for eight months. The quilt had 25 squares representing 23 musicals and two plays that had appeared on the Clarkston High School Little Theatre stage.

"Rev. celebrates 25th" The Rev. Robert Walters marked his 25th year as an ordained minister at Calvar Lutheran Church. The receptions were planned as a surprise by parishioners at the church, where Walters had served as a pastor for 15 years.

"Meet the school board candidates" Candidates running to be members of the 1986 school board were Mary Jane Chaustowich, Bruce Harlton, and John Needham.

50 years ago - 1961

"Boy Scout Troop wins first place award at Show-O-Ree" Boy Scout Troop 126 participated in the 1961 District Show-O-Ree and recieved the first place award in the Boy Scout division. The troop displayed the various outdoor cooking techniques by frying doughnuts and pancakes, and by baking pies in reflector ovens.

"4-H Club holds first meeting" The 4-H Club group for Maybee Road and around had their first meeting. The group elected officers and chose a name. Members included president Susan Crawford, vice president Lynda Loomis, and secretary Cheryl Cullen.