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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

June 11, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Board puts car perk decision in neutral" Independence Township officials driven to solve a car perk option wound up spinning their wheels at their June 1 meeting. The matter was eventually tabled after lengthy discussions and several failed motions.

"Township ponders new hall, approves remodeling" The Independence Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the long-awaited remodeling of the second floor of Independence Township hall, which housed the office of the supervisor, clerk and treasurer for the cost of $50,000. The board also discussed a possibility of a new hall.

"Local couple motorcycle to share faith in God" Mike and Debra Searing, a Clarkston couple was taking their belief in God to the "hogs." Only those hogs were Goldwings and Harleys. They were members of the "Spirit Warriors" - the Clarkston chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association - and minister to motorcyclists across the state and locally.

25 years ago - 1989

"Christian school sues state board" Springfield Christian Academy filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Education (MDOE) in an effort to stay open. The MDOE threatened to close the academy as well as 30 other Michigan private schools for not submitting certain information such as reports on particular areas such as teachers, curriculum and day of operation as required by state law.

"Residents push for safety after M-15 accident" Residents joined with leaders with three area subdivisions off M-15 to petition for a stoplight and a reduced speed limit on M-15 north of I-75 in Independence Township. In May, a teenage driver turned onto M-15 because it looked like it was clear. She ended up broadsided by a vehicle traveling north on M-15.

"Runners save their best for last" The Clarkston Girls Track team put on its best showing of the season at the Class A state meet. Nichole Chinavare won the 1,600-meter run by a tenth of a second and helped her 3,200-meter relay team of Carrie Roeser, Jenny Mahler and Sonya Shaffer win as well. The girls finished in sixth place in the state.

50 years ago - 1964

"Clarkston graduates 149 seniors" Clarkston High School bid farewell to 149 seniors. They had seven receive Scholastic and Leadership awards.

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