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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

February 19, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"City Council resists senior living project" Clarkston City Council members and the overflowing crowd at city hall were not receptive to a 35,000 square-foot elderly assisted-living facility at the corner of Waldon and Main Street. Council members supported the project but not on that particular property and some wanted to see it remain a single-residential.

"New master plan steers Independence Parks and Recreation into millenium" A five-year Parks and Recreation master plan approved by the Independence Township Board of Trustees aimed to keep pace with a growing community. Part of the five-year plan focused on Bay Court Park in which they included building the playscape structure, the beach pavilion, picnic shelter, parking areas and more.

"League champs!" In its third year of existence, the Clarkston Hockey team had gone from not playing in a league to winning a league title. The Wolves beat Troy for the OAA Division I title, 8-5, going 6-1-1 in the league.

25 years ago - 1989

"Deputies calm angry gunman" Residents living on Eastlawn in Independence Township were confined in their homes for several hours as police attempted to calm a neighbor who had barricaded himself in his home with a gun. He had threatened to kill himself and anyone who tried to stop him. He confessed to deputies he had cancer, believed he was dying and was in a lot of pain.

"Photography career takes off with the birds" The Michigan Natural Resource magazine editors sifted through 1,000 photographs before they selected 60 for their photo edition. Two of the photos selected were sent by George Stewart of Clarkston. Stewart talked about being chosen and photographing birds.

"Wolves are winners in thriller" Waterford Mott players fell to the hardcourt in disbelief as Clarkston Varsity Boys Basketball celebrated a close and exhausting game. The Wolves won 59-58 after Mott's leading scorer's shot hit the glass too hard in the last second. Kevin McCormick led the boys with 20 points.

50 years ago - 1964

"Burglars dynamite township safe" Dynamite was used to gain entrance to the treasurer's safe in the Independence Township offices and $160 was taken. The burglars overlooked $4,500 in cash and checks.

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