From The Clarkston News archives
25 years ago – 1997
Spanning the globe: Eleven-year-old Sarah Maesch’s drawing was selected as the top design in the Detroit area for WorldPlane, a plane decorated with children’s art from 18 Northwest markets in the U.S. and Asia. Her creation was painted on the side of a Northwest Airlines 747. Her school also received a $5,000 grant from the airline.
50 years ago – 1972
Cassidy to open Pine Knob season: David Cassidy, star of the popular ABC-TV show, “The Partridge Family” was planned to open season one of Pine Knob Music Theatre. Other performers coming to the area included Andy Williams, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Chicago, Liza Minelli and Elton John. The theatre, one of the largest facilities of its kind in the U.S. planned to offer two complete series of shows – Pop and Pop-Pop, each to run five days, Tuesday through Saturday, beginning June 25. Tickets were available through mail order and J. L. Hudson Stores. Reserved seats were priced at $7 and $5. Unreserved lawn seats were priced at $2.50.
75 years ago – 1947
Musical program delights audience: The choir of the Methodist Church presented the third annual music festival. The program was divided into five groups. The first group consisted of four sacred numbers. The second group was by the ladies’ chorus with a solo by Phyllis Mansfield. Just before intermission, Spenceley Butters thrilled the listeners with two violin solos.