Source: Sherman Publications

Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

December 12, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

“Photographer steps in front of the camera” With his rosy cheeks, twinkling eyes and white whiskers Ken Winship, owner of Winship Studio, looked like the real deal as he continued his 20-year-old tradition as playing Santa Claus.

“Locals plan to start a new bank” Seven local investors hoped to start a bank for the greater Clarkston community. It was conceived by Food Town president Ed Adler with a goal to establish the state-chartered bank by summer 1998 and give the goods back to Clarkston. It came after NBD Bank leaving downtown and the disenchantment of big-bank conglomerates swallowing smaller corporations.

“Toy story” On the top of children’s Christmas lists at Kmart were Sleep and Snore Ernie, Talking Bubba, Nintendo 64, Sony Play Station, Disney Trivial Pursuit and Tamgotchis. From Bubble Dragon the top five hits were Brio toys, Playmobil, Sanrio especially Hello Kitty, Keroippi and Badtz Maru, puppets and science items from “Educational Insights.”

25 years ago - 1987

“Two-time Olympic medalist awards trophy to area club” Kiel Soon Park, who won two medals in judo for Korea and coached medal-winning teams for his native land, visited Joe Sanders Martial Arts class Saturday for an awards ceremony and belt promotions class. Park said Sanders was not one to cheat his students. After the belt promotions were announced, Park congratulated Sanders on becoming a fifth-degree black belt. Sanders has been involved in martial arts training for more than 20 years.

“Selection process for prison continues” Officials from eight north Oakland County communities, including Springfield Township, named possible prison sites toured the regional prison in Lapeer. By the end of the year a tentative final list for the prison was planned to be finished.

50 years ago - 1962

“Vows Repeated Saturday” Palms, candelabra, and red and white bouquets graced the altar of The First Methodist Church in Clarkston for the December 1 wedding of Gay Ann Hoffman and Larry Lee Blackett. Reverand William J. Richards performed the rites.

“Sports corner” Clarkston Varsity Basketball stayed unfeated with a win over Oxford, 64-38. Ken Miskin led the Wolves with 16 points.