Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

July 06, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

“Rubbing elbows with the stars” George White served as Pine Knob Music Theatre’s director of community relations during the first two decades of operation. During this time, White described experiencing many interesting moments, such as meeting Gene Simmons.

“New Youth Assistance caseworker for Clarkston” After nearly 13 years with Waterford Youth Assistance, Fred Morden became Clarkston’s new Youth Assistance caseworker. Morden was transferred where caseworker Theresa Blundell-Zucker was on sick leave. Morden was given a copper-covered boot along with a certificate recognizing his contribution.

“Garden club wins national honor” The Clarkston Garden Club won first place in the national level for its community gardening activities. The club also tied for first at the state level.

25 years ago - 1986

“Richardson honored; Farough to Hillsdale” For the second straight year, Clarkston girls track coach Gordie Richardson was chosen Oakland County Coach of the Year.

“Sixth-grader places 2nd in national contest” Jessica Miller, Clarkston Elementary School sixth-grader, won second place in the State Scenario Competition in Michigan and continued to the national contest along with about 60 entries representing the top three winners from states across the nation. For her topic, Jessica chose “Feeding the World” and she called her work “Feedo.”

“Heatherington and Centerfold show skill” Holl Heatherington and her horse Centerfold won both the intermediate Junior Hunter and Low Hunter classes at the May Hadley Hill show.

50 years ago - 1961

“New appointment for David Yoh” Rev. David Yoh was named Associate Pastor of Central Methodist Church. Yoh had been pastor of the Vernon Methodist Church for several years.

“Mrs. Beardslee is retiring” After 36 years of teaching in Michigan’s public elementary schools, Mrs. Emily Beardslee retired. She had taught in the schools of Farmington, Clarkston, and Grayling, and for 17 years in the Lake Shore Schools area.

“Cummings - Mann Rites Read” Elaine Cummings and George B. Mann were united in Marriage in the Birmingham Congregational Church. A reception for the guests was held in a club in Royal Oak.