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Peeking In The Past
A Look BackFrom The CNews archives

October 03, 2012

15 years ago - 1997

“The pet that pays you back” Alpacas in Michigan? Breeders in Davisburg love their new adventure. As a car pulls into the driveway of Woodcreek Farm in Davisburg, 20 pairs of long ears perk up. Twenty pairs of eyes check out the visitor in silence. The eyes and ears belong to alpacas, the love of Nancy Howarth and Al Lopez, who started the farm a couple of years ago.

“POH, Beaumont to join local medical scene” In addition to the new privately owned Mid Oakland Medical Center on Dixie Highway, several other medical facilities are getting ready to compete for local patients, especially in the southwest corner of the township, said planner Dick Carlisle. The latest is William Beaumont Hospital, which received preliminary approval from the township’s planning commission Sept. 25 to build a 6,500-square-foot medical building across from the new fire station on Citation Drive It will house four practitioners.

25 years ago - 1987

“Cop contract remains unsettled” Village of Clarkston was in talks with Independence Township to increase police protection. The proposal was to increase payment from 1 mill to 1.5 mill for additional police service, including traffic control in the village each weekday.

“Man dies, 2 hurt in I-75 crash” A 31-year-old Utica man was killed and two others injured last Friday in an accident on I-75 in Independence Township. At about 8:15 p.m., Kenneth Jay Fantozzi was driving northbound with two passengers in a 1987 Ford pickup truck, pulling an “Apache” trailer. No one was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, according to police reports.

50 years ago - 1962

“New factory for Davisburg?” Davisburg Development Corporation called for citizen input in attracting more factories to Springfield Township for more jobs, population, and tax revenue. Most of the stores in the town were standing empty.

“10:30 Curfew to be Enforced” The Clarkston Village Ordinance No. 46 which was effective October 4, 1959, shall be strictly enforced by village officers due to the ever increasing number of under age teenagers lingering in the streets after the 10:30 p.m. curfew.