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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

November 24, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"Arbitration claim goes against township" Independence Township was awarded only $100,000 of a $4.9 million arbitration claim against securities brokers blamed for investment losses. Falling interest rates cost township investments more than $3 million.

"Court dedicates new building" It looked and smelled new, with gray-blue carpeting and plush chairs gracing the lobby where charred remains stood months before. Judge Gerald McNally and County Executive L. Brooks Patterson dedicated the new 52-2 District Courthouse.

"Future of Depot Street may be up to residents" Clarkston City Council considered ideas, including sidewalks on both sides, turning Depot into a one-way street, and constructing a 40-50 car, $320,000 parking structure at the bottom of the hill.

25 years ago - 1985

"High steppin'" John Trohonawski lead a country and western dance class at Clarkston Elementary School, with Dottie Allen, Barb Schaffer, and 16 other students participating.

"Committee to recommend officials' salaries" Under Independence Township's new charter status, officials set up a Salary Recommending Committee to review board members' salaries. Before, residents would set salaries at annual meetings. The board had final say on their pay.

"Proposed master plan encourages more offices" Independence Township's proposed master plan encouraged more research office sites and discouraged strip commercial developments. Planners saw development concentrated near I-75 and Sashabaw Road, and M-15 and Dixie Highway.

50 years ago - 1960

"Pack 181 receives friendship letter" The Cub Scouts, led by Virgil VanHorn, were excited to receive a letter from Horst Hanover of Germany, in reply to their Friendship Scrapbook, "Cubs Join Hands Across the Sea."

"Friends of Art seek members" The new Village Friends of Art Association was dedicated to preservation of culture in the community. Mrs. Henry Storer was the organization's first president.

"Clarkston local" David and Paul DeLongchamp went deer hunting for three days, with Bucky and Paul Hinkley. They went to the Hinkley farm at Everat, Mich.

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