Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

August 03, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

“Remembering Courtney” A memorial service was held at Clarkston United Methodist Church for 18-year-old Courtney Johns of Clarkston. Courtney was among the passengers on TWA Flight 800 which exploded shortly after taking off from Kennedy Airport in New York. Courtney was on her way to visit a friend in Paris. Courtney is remembered as a nationally ranked tennis player, a “shining light,” and a wonderful person.

“New Arrival” Monica Lnn Wanat was born at Huron Valley Hospital to Roman and Peggy Wanat Jr. of Ferndale. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

“Workin’ for free- CHS grad interns in US capital” Patrick Wall, Clarkston High School graduate of the Class of ‘94, worked as an intern for Congressman Dale Kildee in Washington, D.C. Wall was a political science major at Central Michigan University and worked in the US capital for the summer.

25 years ago - 1986

“Caller dials Clarkston from Africa” Mark Hood of Clarkston was called by a man from South Africa who had been dialing random numbers so he could speak with an American. The man identified himself as Tinus Van Rensburg. Van Rensburg impressed Hood as a sincere oung man who wanted to learn about other countries and help others learm about his country.

“Thomas elected for seventh year” For the seventh consecutive year, Janet Thomas was elected president of the Clarkston board of education by her fellow board members.

“Hines-Casterline” Bonnie Morine, a graduate from Clarkston High School, and Michael Casterline announced their engagement. A September wedding was planned.

50 years ago - 1961

“Asher-Bergman vows spoken” Patricia Asher of Cass City and Gary Bergman of Pigeon were married at the Pigeon Cross Lutheran Church. Patricia graduated from Clarkston High School in June, 1960.

“Spectacular floral display” Mr. and Mrs. “Mickey” Monroe displayed many colored hydrangeas in front of their home on S. Ortonville Road. For the third successive year, the Monroes had sprayed the flowers along their porch with floral spray. Colors included red, purple, pink, bronze and silver.