From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1997
Local man counts beans – literally: Al and Andy Welch accepted the keys to a snazzy red Ford Explorer after Al correctly guessed the number of coffee bags inside the parked car as part of the Clarkston Farmer Jack store’s grand re-opening. For doing so, he earned a free two-year lease on the Explorer. Al measured the vehicle carefully while his wife shopped. Then, he measured the coffee bag. His guess – 3,392 was only one off.
50 years ago – 1972
Pappas resigns as clerk: The village of Clarkston was losing its right hand man. Artemus Pappas, village clerk for the past ten years, submitted his resignation to the village council effective July 1. Pappas, a teacher of office procedure systems at the Northwest Oakland Vocational Education Center, was chosen for leadership schooling in the emerging field of vocational instruction. He was set to be going to Ann Arbor for six weeks in the summer and then continue a year internship in the program at the school.
75 years ago – 1947
Local boys to go to music camp: Professor Earl V. Moore, Director of the School of the University of Michigan, announced David Leak, of Clarkston, Richard Allen, of Waterford, and Tony Siegman of Waterford, were chosen to be members of the two week All-State High School Band conducted by the university at the National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan from July 14-27. David had entered to play bass while Richard plays trombone. Both had been playing for Clarkston High School. Tony had entered to play the clarinet. He had been playing in the Catholic Central high school band of Detroit.