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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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October 12, 2011 - 15 years ago - 1996

"Vision 2020 nears completion" The steering committee worked on a plan to make the Sashabaw corridor a focal point of township business, create a "village feel" with pedestrian access, improve government communication within and outside the community, and increase residential and business tax bases.

"Will Village Players be forced out?" Clarkston Village Players faced eviction from Depot Theater after Canadian National Properties told them they were putting their land up for sale. The theater group was trying to raise $78,000 to purchase the land.

"Downtown parking fines set by city" City Council set fines at $10 for parking violations in downtown parking lots.

25 years ago - 1986

"Tobacco issue erupts again" Residents spoke out against Clarkston School Board's decision to suspend a high school student from the football team for chewing tobacco in school. The board upheld its previous decision.

"Springfield denies rezoning to allow mining" Springfield Township Board rejected a request to rezone property at Davisburg Road and Dixie Highway for gravel mining. Residents supported the decision, saying it would have been an eyesore.

"Just one more step" Michelle Wade and other sixth graders from Andersonville and North Sashabaw elementary schools scaled the climbing tower and learned about pioneer skills, backpacking, and map reading at a science field trip to Camp Tamarack.

50 years ago - 1961

"Know your fire department" The pride and joy of Independence Fire Department was a Chevrolet pickup rescue truck loaded with chain saws, power hack saws, hydraulic jacks, masks, lights, shovels, and other gear. It was purchased for $4,000, all donations.

"Calling all men" Clarkston Community Men's Club offered first-class family-style dinner served by women who know what cooking is, real fine entertainment with variety to suit all the men, opportunity to visit with neighbors, and a chance to give the woman a break.

"Style Show a success" The Woman's Society of Christian Service presented a Style Show at Clarkston High School. Eight lovely models displayed about 60 costume ensembles.

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