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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 23, 2013 - 15 years ago - 1998

"A step forward" After nearly 10 years of no full-time manpower increases, several improvements for the Independence Township Fire Department were improved by the board. Among the improvements included hiring a full-time fire inspector, three new full-time driver-engineers who would also fight fires, and 24 new on-call personnel.

"City denounces schools' redistricting plan: 'will destroy community'" The proposed redistricting plan for Clarkston Community Schools received some criticism including some from the Clarkston City Council. They unanimously approved a resolution protesting the proposed realignment stating the plan called for the city to be split between three different elementary schools.

"Twice is nice" Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer captured their second consecutive district title with a 2-1 win over Rochester Adams. The goals came from Russ Parrott and Eric Klemm and Dustin Coleman was in the net blocking Highlanders shots from getting in.

25 years ago - 1988

"Cityhood issue heats up again" As legal steps during cityhood for the Village of Clarkston moved forward, the rift between Independence Township and village officials was growing.

"Campus closes" Five years of decreasing enrollment contributed to the decision to close the doors of the University of Detroit-Clarkston campus. Students were notified after the board of trustees made the decision to close the campus at Colombiere Center, off Big Lake Road.

"Stroll sets the spirit for Halloween" Over 200 adults and children headed to Independence Oaks Nature Center for their "Nature Fears and Halloween Fables" walk in the moonlight. The one mile walk went through meadows and forests for a mix of fun and knowledge of nature.

50 years ago - 1963

"Clarkston shuts out Brighton for Homecoming" The Clarkston Varsity Football team rolled over Brighton for their fifth win in the season. Quarterback Dan Craven contributed with five touchdown passes.

"Rest area planned on I-75 north of Clarkston" A State Highway Department crew began surveying for an $80,000 safety rest area on I-75, just north of Clarkston. It would serve northbound traffic.

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