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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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July 16, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Independence zoning categories revisited at joint board meeting" Vision 2020 was one step closer after the special joint workshop meeting. Independence Township Planner Dick Carlisle presented suggestions for the long-awaited update of the master plan.

"Wetlands violation prompts action in Springfield Township" Wetlands preservation might have been more important to the Springfield Township board than residents of Autumn Shores subdivision realized. The officials held a meeting after the subdivision property owners received a cease and desist order from the Michigan Department of Environment Quality.

"Awww...come on blue!" Clarkston High School students Rocky Lund and Adam Schmansky shared their adventures as little league umpires.

25 years ago - 1989

"Cheerleaders - Are they athletes, too?" The age-old question of whether cheerleaders should be considered athletes was answered by the Clarkston School Board when the board voted to charge cheerleaders and pom-pon squad members the same fee to participate as the other athletes.

"Cardboard sorting facility folds with judge's ruling" A controversial cardboard sorting facility planned for Independence Township was dealt a fatal blow by a circuit judge when a lawsuit filed against the township by the developer was dismissed by the judge.

"Long tradition saved with barn" After six generations, Cecil Caverly, great-great-grandson of Josephus Hollister of Clark Road in Springfield Township, took down the family barn piece by piece without any modern tools with plans to rebuild with the same tools used in the 1800s.

50 years ago - 1964

"Record turn-out for July 4th festivities" To start July 4th out right many families from the area were on hand early Saturday morning to watch the Cole Circus set up their tents for performances set for later that day.

At 10 a.m., a large crowd attended the parade in downtown Clarkston with the Clinton Valley Baracks No. 2803 World War I veterans leading the parade.

"Area man newly elected vice president" Edgar R. Aulgur was appointed vice president of the Woodward Council, Telephone Pioneers of America.

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