Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 01, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

“VICA--the tie that binds tech. students” Students at the Oakland Technical Center Northwest were brought together by a club called Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Students competed with their own peer group in a competition held by the VICA. Students in the advertising design program took the first four places in the regional competition in their field.

“Humpreys-Bondy wed in Orion” Robert John and Michele Ann (Humphreys) Bond were married Oct. 14, 1995 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Orion. The ceremony was officiated by Father Joseph Dailey. A reception for 280 friends and relatives followed at Deer Lake Racquet and Country Club in Clarkston.

“Algur is first tennis finalist in 30 years” Junior at Clarkston High School, Mike Algur, became the first Clarkston boys player to qualify for the state finals in 30 years. He had played #1 singles at Clarkston since he was a freshman and had always dreamed of qualifying for states.

25 years ago - 1986

“New-fangled prize” Semi-retired priest of Columbiere Center, Andrew Yatsco, won a Gravitar Video game in a raffle at Cherry Hill Lanes. Yatsco and his fellow Jesuits from Columbiere spent time every day at the bowling alley.

“Fire roars through town trash pile” A fire of unknown origin burned a major portion of the trash pile created during Independence Township’s Spring Cleanup. The fire on Flemings Lake Road was reported on Memorial Day by George Anderson, the director of the department of public works.

50 years ago - 1961

“Marian Lessard to sing in MSUO concert” The Michigan State University Oakland Chorus and the University of Michigan Collegium Musicum performed at MSUO. Featured singers were Marian Lessard of Clarkston, Nancy Kelly, Alice Stentz, Kyle Wilson, and Fred Burnett.

“High School Selects Honor Students” Clarkston High School selected honor students. Honor students included Mary Upward, Mary Robbins, Judy Booth, Rosalie Lippert, Joan Bailey, Nancy Walker, and Earl Pearson.

“Births Announced” Lori Ann was born to the Floyd Sommers family. She was born at Pontiac General Hospital on May 21st, weighing 6 lbs. and 3 ozs.