Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 16, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

“Spanning the globe” Sarah Maesch of Clarkston, 11, won a $5,000 grant for her school with her drawing of the state of Michigan. Her drawing was painted on Northwest’s WorldPlane 747. The airplane was set for a tour of the world, decorated with her and other winners’ artwork.

“Gone Hollywood” Sarah Smith, Clarkston High School Class of 1995, went to California to pursue an acting career, landing parts as a dancer in “Batman and Robin” and “Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery” films, and “Third Rock from the Sun” television episode. She met George Clooney, and thought he would make good Batman.

25 years ago - 1987

"Clarkston tops Cougars twice” Clarkston’s ninth grade baseball team came out with its hitting shoes on May 7, and the result was a double-header sweep of host Sashabaw.

“Campaign counts for coordinators” Two dozen parents gathered to coordinate a 4.25 mill school tax increase campaign, for a total millage of 8.04 mills. They had charts from the Michigan Department of Education ranking Clarkston 27th out of 28 public school districts in Oakland County in revenue per pupil, and 20th for present millage levied.

“Sesquicentennial treat” Nicholas McCormack, Anthony Knakal, Heather Hunter, Andy Miller and other Bailey Lake Elementary students performed in a musical program honoring the state of Michigan’s 15-year birthday.

50 years ago - 1962

“New Calvary Lutheran Church under construction” Pastor Paul A. Johns, Martin Gustafson, Mrs. William Sharpe, Robert Krick, Charles Schlutow, Leslie Purslow and John E. Evans gathered in an open field to break ground on the new church. The congregation was meeting at Clarkston Elementary pending construction.

“Dresses needed” The Oakland County TB Sanitarium was in need of girls’ dresses from infant size through 10 years.

“Local news” A surprise was in store for Mrs. Charles Alexander of Clarkston, when friends arrived with a birthday cake baked by Mrs. Nick Nicholas. Others were Mrs. Alfred Irlene and Mrs. Jean Sabat. The afternoon was pleasantly spent with a game of Pinochle.