Ann Arbor News, September 30, 1977
NEW LOOK -- Elks Pratt Lodge 322 at 220 Sunset Road is wearing a new look these days. The entire first floor has been remodeled with a new bar, new interior, reflective ceiling and booths, and lodge members (left to right) Jim Crawford, James Parker, Bob Jones and Herb Ellis find the results pleasing. But the improvements are not confined to the first floor. Other floors are being redecorated, landscaping is planned, and additional parking will be provided. The lodge also plans to expand its youth program. (News photo by Larry E. Wright)
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Diana McKnight-Morton was born in 1944 and grew up on West Kingsley Street in a racially mixed neighborhood. Her parents Robert and Adeline Thompson ran a successful carry-out restaurant, DeLong’s Bar-B-Q, on Detroit Street for 38 years. McKnight-Morton got her master’s in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan University and became a supervisor for Washtenaw County Employment and Training and Community Services. She has served as a member of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees since 1994.
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Thekla Mitchell: Thekla White was born in 1921 in Newport, Arkansas, the youngest of nine siblings. At age 22, she traveled to Ann Arbor to visit her sister. After getting a job at Cunningham’s Drug Store, she decided to stay. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurses’ aid and laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department for 24 years. Known as “Dimples” to friends and family, Mrs. Mitchell was active in community organizations including the Ann Arbor Civic Club and the Order of the Eastern Stars.
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Henrietta Edwards was born in 1919 and grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma before moving to Ann Arbor in 1941. She and her husband worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II, and owned two filling stations—one downtown at N Fourth Avenue and E Ann Street, and one on Highway 23. She celebrated her hundredth birthday with family, friends, and former coworkers and patients from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where she worked as a pediatric nurse for 32 years.
Ann Arbor News, January 17, 1969
A Michigan flag, which has flown over the state Capitol Building in Lansing, and an American flag from the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce were presented yesterday in City Hall to Carlton Bell (center), commander of the French Dukes Drill team: James Crawford (left center), exalted ruler of Elks Pratt Lodge, sponsor of the drill team, and Sgt. Kenneth Klinge (far left) of the Ann Arbor Police Department. Making the presentation are Sen. Gilbert E. Bursley (right center) and William Botts (far right) of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce.