Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 22, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

“Burklow ‘outstanding’ with three medals at finals” Senior Stefanie Burklow medaled in three events at the Class A girls track finals. Burklow set a school record in the 1600 run with 15th-place finish in 5:10, took 6th in the 800 run in 2:19.7 and led the 3200 relay team to a 6th place finish with a season-best time of 9:37.6.

“Roberts is new superintendent” Al Roberts was chosen for superintendent of Clarkston schools. Roberts was chosen to replace retiring superintendent, Gary Haner, and was the first of 59 people to submit an application.

“A big birthday in black and white” The staff of North Sashabaw Elementary surprised principal, George White, with 1,100 black balloons in his office for his 50th birthday.



25 years ago - 1986

“Dorene Melvin a bad momma in karate” In the 11th annual Tri-State Tae Kwon Do Karate Championships, Dorene Melvin of Waterford placed second in white belt fighting and third in white belt forms for women. Melvin hobbied in karate while mothering her two elementary school-age sons.

“Pen Pals meet at Toledo Zoo” After writing to their pen pals for nearly the whole year, Rosemary Lewis’ second grade met their Ohio pen pals at the Toledo Zoo. The elementary pupils were accompanied by their teacher, eight volunteer mothers and their principal, William Potvin. The pen pals were students from Liverpool Elementary School in Ohio.

“Norman’s work lands job with Browns” Kurt Norman, 1982 CHS graduate and student of Hillsdale College, signed a two-year free agent football contract with the Cleveland Browns.

50 years ago - 1961

“Jack Craven opens TV & radio business” Jack Craven, who had lived in Clarkston all his life, started a television and radio repair service in Clarkston.

“Earl Pearson gets scholarship” Earl Pearson, 17, was awarded the tuition scholarship which Michigan State University Oakland gave each year to an outstanding student from Clarkston High School. The scholarship could be worth as much as $1,120 over the recipient’s college career.

“Clarkston Locals” Mrs. Richard Roy, former Karolyn Kath, was guest of honor at a surprise post-nuptial shower given by her aunt, Mrs. Maynard Kath at the Vernon Kath home. Mr. and Mrs. Roy were married on May 26 in Pontiac.