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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

August 24, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"Deputy retires to spend time with family" After 25 years in uniform, Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Brodkorb retired to spend time with his wife Jeanne and his three adopted children. "My life is devoted to my family and I want to devote some time to them before it's too late," he said.

"Fundraiser is congregation's labor of love" Clarkston Free Methodist Church held a fundraiser for Waterford resident Judy McLaughlin, who had been on dialysis for half of her 36 years. As a Clarkston High School senior, McLaughlin learned just weeks before graduation she had kidney disease. Clarkston Free Methodist Church held a garage sale, bake sale, craft booth, and other activities to raise money for her kidney transplant.

25 years ago - 1986

"Artist's works fly back home" Gary Mills brought his life-like woodcarved song birds back home to Clarkston. Mills' interest in woodworking and architectural drawing began during his years at Clarkston High School. After teaching industrial arts four years in Polo, Ill., Mills and his wife, Laura, returned to Michigan with their three children.

"Seminar experience shapes teen's goals" After attending a world affairs seminar in Whitewater, Wisc., Clarkston High School senior, Jon Midtgard, decided to study political science and then international law. He was chosen by the Clarkston Rotary Club to go to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at the recommendation of CHS social studies teachers. During his week there, he attended lectures and discussed world affairs with students and political leaders from all over the world.

50 years ago - 1961

"Carolyn Ruggles chosen queen" 17 year-old Carolyn Ruggles was chosen queen of the 4-H fair in Pontiac. About a dozen girls were competing for the honor, leaving three finalists. The three finalists had to make a speech on 4-H work. Carolyn's speech on "What 4-H Members can Gain from Club Work." She was crowned with a rhinestone tiara, and presented with a trophy and a dozen red roses.

"Births announced" Mr. and Mrs. Dan MacLennan of Overlook Drive became the parents of a 6 lb. daughter named Karen Elaine. She was born August 2, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.