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A Look Back From The CNews archives

October 19, 2011

15 years ago - 1996

"The next downtown?" Vision 2020 planners eyed Sashabaw Road from Maybee to I-75 as a new town center, with safety paths, teen center, homes, offices, clubs, park, and school. It was to be the first in a series of similar developments throughout Independence Township.

"Road warriors honored by kids" School bus drivers enjoyed giant, bus-shaped cookies, breakfast, and certificates from appreciative students at Andersonville Elementary.

"School bond issue on Dec. 9 ballot" Clarkston school district sought to borrow $52.5 million for a new school, remodeling work, and technology.

25 years ago - 1986

"Fire hall bid approve again" Construction of a new Independence fire hall at Sashabaw and Clarkston roads was back on schedule after a new contractor was hired. The 6,400-square-foot hall, replacing the existing fire station no. 2, was to cost $531,000.

"Water pressure" SCUBA divers plied the waters of Mill Pond, searching for a way to repair the downtown Clarkston dam. Village Council was in court seeking repairs for a broken water control gate in the cofferdam next to Washington Street and the spillway on the west side of Main Street to Parke Lake.

"Twice the space: Calvary's addition is done" Calvary Lutheran Church finished a three-year project to construct an addition in time for its 25th anniversary. The Rev. Robert Walters dedicated the 4,000-square-foot addition, which doubled the size of the church.

50 years ago - 1961

"Wolves hand Homecoming victory to queen and her court" Clarkston High School beat Brighton at their Homecoming game, and also crowned Barbara Bullard as Homecoming queen.

"President at Calvary Lutheran" Dr. C.V. Anderson, president of the Central Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church, installed the Rev. Paul A. Johns as pastor of the new Calvary Lutheran Church in Clarkston. Pastor Johns had been conducting services in the east section of Clarkston Elementary for the past year.

"Winners announced in Punt, Pass, Kick Contest" Dennis Wooster won the 10-year-old division, and Gordon Sheldon won the 6-year-old division. Amongst 8 year olds, Joseph Day scored the most points, and Bob Seymore took the prize in the 9-year-old division.