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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

May 22, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"Concept play of new golf course in Springfield OK'd" Springfield Township Board of Trustees approved the concept plan for the new Shepherd's Hollow Golf Course. It was slated for 27 hole course and a 6,500-square foot clubhouse.

"Going the distance" Twenty-one members from Deer Lake Athletic Club's Golf and Swim Team took to the swimming pool for a Swim-a-thon to raise money for Leukemia Society of America's Michigan Chapter. They raised just over $2,000.

"A day in the sun for track teams" The Clarkston Girls Track and Field team qualified nine for the state finals in six different events at the MHSAA Regionals. The boys team finished in third place with boys in five events going to the finals. The 3,200-meter relay team of Jon Burklow, Brett Quantz, Matt Baker and Kevin Breen set a new record at 8:07.7.

25 years ago - 1988

"No lease" Improvements to Deer Lake Beach and the parking lot were put on hold until the Independence Township Board and the Clarkston Village Council could reach an agreement on the beach lease. In April, the township approved a renewal a five-year lease and the village rejected it and offered a one-year lease covering two summers.

"Pond dispute headed for courts?" As class action suit was going to happen against the owner of the Mill Pond cofferdam to stop lowering the water level if the pond didn't return to normal by the end of the week. Village residents attending the council meeting to share concerns abotu damage to property values and the environment.

"Toxic site wells struck by vandals" Damage to test wells at a former toxic waste site in Springfield Township was estimated at $35,000 by the officials at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Vandals gained access by cutting a hole in the chain link fence between April 13 and May 13.

50 years ago - 1963

"Local students on television" Six Clarkston High School ninth graders in the combo band The Treble Tones appeared on Channel seven's "Starlet Stairway."

"Increase in operating millage?" For the June election Clarkston Community School district was asking voters to approve a millage of $5 on a thousand. The previous increase was in 1954.

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