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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1999 "Master Plan Vision 2020 adopted" The long-awaited adoption of the Independence Township Master Land Use Plan and Vision 2020 Strategic Plan was soured by approximately 100 residents in support of an anonymous letter circulating the neighborhood which contained several misconceptions of the plan....more >>

Peeking In The Past

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15 years ago - 1999 "Revitalizing Clarkston" There was a major movement across the country to revitalize its downtowns and Clarkston had at least one key to a successful revitalization - its history....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "It's showtime" Clarkston High School's Drama Department was preparing for its annual "Theatre-A-Thon" which would be nine hours in the performing arts center which included a vaudeville type variety show with thespians, Clarkston Madrigals, the MIME Troupe and more....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "Delivering holiday cheer" About 60 people helped bag groceries for 200 families and 80 seniors' Thanksgiving dinners at Knights of Columbus Hall. The dinners were delivered or picked up....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "Semi-sweet" The Clarkston Varsity Football team battled the Macomb Dakota Cougars through four overtime periods in the MHSAA Region 3 Finals for a 57-56 victory....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "Open for business" Independence Elementary school opened amid a colorful display of balloons and cheerful smiles. Principal Chris Turner led the countdown and a ceremonial send-off of balloons celebrated the opening....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "Clarkston City Council election" Dan Colombo, Walt Gamble, Chuck Inabnit, Scott Meyland and Dave Savage were vying for seats on the Clarkston City Council in the 1999 November election....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "The Clarkston of the future" Downtown Clarkston didn't need to change, according to national city planner Doyle Hyatt. Clarkston needed to be refined. Hyatt and his wife, Dolores Palma, were contracted by the city to create a revitalization plan for downtown....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "Farmer Jack buys Clarkston Food Town" The end of an era came when long time grocery staple, Food Town, was sold to Farmer Jack. The decision affected 10 Food Towns including Clarkston's location on Sashabaw Road....more >>

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15 years ago - 1999 "Excellence awarded" State Superintendent of Public Instruction Arthur Ellis surprised Clarkston High School chemistry teacher Keith Cook with $25,000. Cook was one of three teachers in the state to receive an award from Milken Family Foundation's National Educator Awards program....more >>
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