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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

January 25, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

"More restaurants coming to Dixie" With all the growth and development in the township came the need and desire for more restaurants. Interested businesses included Outback Steakhouse, as well as a new, larger Pete's Coney II.

"City OK's Mill Mall addition" Clarkston City Council approved a 9,732-square-foot expansion, adding office space to the Washington Street building. Bowen Broock, owner of Max Broock Inc. voiced concern there was already too much office space available in Clarkston.

"Downtown branch staying? Don't bank on says NBD" Independence Township trustees joined local business and civic groups asking NBD to not close the downtown Main Street bank. Bank officials were looking to move out of the historic building to avoid over saturation of the market.

25 years ago - 1987

"Celebrate" Bells Rang and lights shined as Independence Township and the Village of Clarkston participated in the State of Michigan's 150th birthday celebration.

"Sashabaw hot spot" Independence Township Growth Committee recommended preserving the Village of Clarkston and M-15 as the residential core of the area. It also said Sashabaw Road was soon to be the primary commercial center of the community, and I-75 and Clintonville Road would best be suited for industrial zoning if ramps to I-75 were installed.

"Residents air views on I-75" Safety paths, aesthetically pleasing noise barriers, overpass improvements, community traffic jams and equipment storage were the concerns of eight Independence Township residents who spoke at a public hearing regarding widening I-75. The state was considering improvements at Sashabaw and Clintonville roads.

50 years ago - 1962

"Davisburg man on 'Price Is Right'" Airforce Captain Morgan Lily was chosen as a contestant on the Price is Right. Prizes won by the Captain were worth $8,000. They include a $2,200 diamond ring, a 1962 Ford Falcon station wagon, a $500 pewter set, a bed room suite, a dining room suite, and a complete movie camera and projector outfit.

"Clarkston locals" Terrie Leaver of Clarkston just got over the hard measles. Her brother Stevie was home from school and was expected to come down with them anytime.