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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

August 06, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"3 shopping centers in by year's end" "Growth" was the buzzword around Independence Township as three major developments were in varied phases of construction. They were Clarkston Oaks at Dixie Highway and Maybee Road; Independence Pointe at M-15 and I-75; and White Lake Commons at White Lake Road and Dixie Highway.

"Bat craze swoops down on Clarkston" The Batman craze had whirled through Clarkston as it did the rest of America with the blockbuster hit out in movie theaters. Coach's Corner was bat gear headquarters and the Village Bakeshop had Batman cookies for $1 each.

"Rattalee Lake Road residents request 25 mph speed limit" The Springfield Township Board unanimously approved voted to request Oakland County recognize the stretch of Rattalee Lake Road between Tindall and Weber Roads to be 25 mph.

25 years ago - 1989

"Projected water main costs called 'big hit' for some businesses" Clarkston City Council members and residents had their first look at the preliminary costs to bring a water main into downtown. The water main installation would cost each Main Street address $882.81 per year until 2004.

"Local teens have a blast at Woodstock 1999" Clarkston teens Courtney Bomier and Gretchen Pitser along with three fellow Clarkston High School graduates Sara McKetchnie, Aaron Sailor and John Arcello joined 250,000 others for Woodstock '99 in Rome, New York.

"In-line hockey leagues grow by the day" The back basketball court at Clintonwood Park was transformed into a rink to meet the popular demand for in-line hockey. Independence Township Parks and Recreation had three leagues, 22 teams and 270 kids involved in the sport for the summer.

50 years ago - 1964

"Local doctors receive certificate" Doctors Alfred Hamilton and Ronald LePere, D.O. were presented a certificate of appreciation by the Northern Oakland County Council for their time and effort given in the interest of Girl Scouting.

"Local news" Mrs. Ronald Collins left for Atlantic City to attend the convention of National Mothers of Twin Club. She was a delegate from this vicinity.

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