A Look Back for August 12, 2020

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1995
“Just hanging out” Clarkston High School juniors Cara Bogart and Katie Gleason were waiting patiently for school to start as they were hanging out on the CHS entrance sign.
“Putting mileage on memories” Dick Morgan, owner of Morgan’s Marathon at the corner of Main and Church streets, celebrated his 80th birthday with a celebration and an open house. Many in the community came to celebrate including a procession of mail trucks from Clarkston’s post office down Main Street to deliver a home made cake Morgan.
“Local finishes canoe race” Clarkston resident Fritz Lamm and his partner, Tim Sheldon of Grayling, finished 21st in the 120-mile Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Grayling, in the time of 15 hours and 45 minutes.


50 years ago – 1970
“Clarkston golfers qualify for Hale Open Tourney” Hal Ford, Al Hamilton, Jake Leonard, Jerry Anderson and Terry Thomas qualified for the Hale Open International Golf Tournament which would be held at Shanty Creek, Aug. 21-22.
“Kutting Korner recipe wins at 4-H Fair” Teresa Wagoner, of Overlook, received a blue ribbon at the 4-H Fair for carrot cake. She found the recipe in the Kutting Korner column of The Clarkston News. She admitted she didn’t follow the recipe as she made a mistake and added more cinnamon than was in the instructions.
“Around town” Mrs. Gladys Sherwood shared the annual Seymour Lake homecoming was coming up and would include dinner and a program, held in the auditorium of the Seymour Lake Methodist Church.

75 years ago – 1945
“Teaching staff almost complete” Other than a vacancy in fourth grade, the teaching staff for September was complete. Three teachers were looking for living quarters in Clarkston.
“Clarkston locals” Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mayer, Jr. were Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips and family of Detroit, Mrs. Maudie Biel of Charlotte, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. William Heil and sons of Carl Mayer, Sr., all of Milford.
“Edward D. Whipple buys business site” Edward D. Whipple purchased the Goodwin gas station and property north of town, off of M-15. Work was planned to start on a modern building to house Pontiac Sales and Service.

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