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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 07, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"Substitute mom will drive the kids" Clarkston mom, Bev Irwin, began a service which would offer transportation to children around Clarkston. Irwin said she got the idea after trying to find such a service for her 4 year-old daughter, Samantha. The closest one was in West Bloomfield which was too far and too expensive.

"Clarkston teen makes medical history" 12-year-old Clarkston resident, Russell Dorn, was one of only six patients treated with a drug called heparin when he was dignosed as having only one ventricle on his heart, rather than two. Russell was being treated at U of M. The experimental drug is an anti-coagulant that is often prescribed for clotting conditions and seemed to work wonders.

"McBride-Jasso wed in Clarkston" John Lonnie and Sian Jeannine (McBride) Jasso were married Aug. 24, 1996. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Larry Anderson at the groom's parents' home.

25 years ago - 1986

"Tetreault, Burger exchange vows" Dianne Lynn Tetreault and Mark C. Burger were wed at the Academy of Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills on July 19. The Rev. Thomas Meagher performed the traditional Catholic mass. The bride is the daughter of former Clarkston residents, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Tetreault. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burger.

"Johnson 'the best' bartender" Dawn Johnson was recognized for her friendly, smiling service as a daytime bartender at the Clarkston Cafe. She had been a bartender for nine years.

"New Arrivals" Matthew Grant was born at Pontiac General Hospital, Pontiac. He weighed 5 pounds 9 1/2 ounces.

50 years ago - 1961

"Births announced" A boy named Matthew was born to the Harold Stuart family of 144 N. Holcomb. Matthew weighed 10 lb. 11 oz. at birth. He came home to meet his four brothers and one sister.

"Waterford ladies celebrate birthday" Mrs. Aurthur Davis and her long-time friend and neighbor, Mrs. Lou Whitman of Clarkston were honored when 17 friends gathered at the Davis home for a double celebration. Mrs. Davis was 90 years old on August 11 and Mrs. Whiteman had her 81st birthday on August 13. Flowers were presented to both ladies, along with gifts of pocket-books, hankerchiefs, and perfume.