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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 13, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Mixed feelings pepper DDA extension discussion" The $2.4 million question was whether Independence Township should approve an extension of the Downtown Development Authority for five years. Trustees were concerned about the cost of the DDA projects, which had been focused on improvements to the intersection of White Lake Road and Dixie Highway.

"Phase II of Vision 2020 to be presented" It's been a long time coming, but Independence Township's Vision 2020 plan is finally nearing completion. The following areas were scrutinized: residential, commercial, and industrial land use; transportation; utilities; community facilities and services; and historic, rural, open space and natural resource preservation.

25 years ago - 1987

"Old fire station comes down" It took less than an hour to level of building that housed the Independence Township Fire Department for 33 years. Next to the old Station 2 at Clarkston Sashabaw roads stood the spacious new $522,000 building. The old building was built during World War II.

"Mill Pond dam works again" To allow weed killer, the Mill Pond in Clarkston is a few feet lower this week – thanks to a working Mill Pond cofferdam. The dam on Washington Street at the south end of the pond was restored to working order Sunday, said Ed Adler of Lehman Investments, which owns the dam. The dam has been broken for about a year and the Clarkston Village Council sued Lehman in January to get the dam fixed before the heavy rains in spring and summer.

50 years ago - 1962

"Beach Combers, Or Combers of the Beach?" Members of Clarkston Area Junior Chamber of Commerce met at Deer Lake to rake the broken glass and various other objects that have injured several children in the lake and also cleaned the beach.

"Flower show this weekend don't miss it!" The Clarkston Branch of Women's National Farm and Garden Association is sponsoring a Flower Show Wednesday, June 20 at Clarkston High School.

"Bus Service to Pontiac Mall" The Airport Service Lines, which had served the community for the past two years, has announced starting June 18, a daily bus services to the new Pontiac Mall would begin. The bus was scheduled to leave the corner of N. Main and Washington Streets at 8 and 10 a.m.

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