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Peeking In The Past
A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 05, 2014

15 years ago - 1999

“Rezonings put township on the hot seat” The rezoning ball was bouncing from court to court. The Independence Township Board had tabled the Knights of Columbus rezoning. Prior to that the planning commission referred rezoning for the proposed Holiday Inn as the board and residents debated what was best for the community and what areas should be rezoned.

“Wyneimko elected to state football coaches Hall of Fame” Walt Wyniemko came back home to Clarkston in 1997 and found a new home among the greatest football coaches in the history of the state as he was selected to the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. At the time he was assistant for Clarkston JV Football. He coached the Wolves’ varsity team from 1979-1987 and also for Waterford Mott, Madison Heights Bishop Foley and Rochester.

“CHS Cheer team going to states” The 1998-99 Clarkston Varsity Cheerleading team came through with a great performance at the MHSAA Regional competition to move on to the state finals.

25 years ago - 1989

“Two shots fired in teen fight” A rumble between junior high and high school students resulted in one student firing a shotgun and another receiving a blow from a baseball bat. No one was injured from the shotgun blast and no charges at been filed at the time while interviews were pending.

“Springfield has growth without urban mentality” Hiring a planning and development coordinator, updating the township master plan, and adopting an economic development plan were just some of the ways Springfield Township’s leadership was dealing with growth.

“School tax reform bill approved in state House” The state House passed a school funding reform bill which would raise the sales tax by two percent and lower property taxes in some districts as much as 50 percent. Part of the plan was equity and poorer school districts with the higher millages would get tax relief. The plan would also generate more money in the state fund for local districts.

50 years ago - 1964

“Wolves share league title” Clarkston Varsity Basketball finished the regular season sharing the league title with Bloomfield Hills after defeating Northville, 56-39. They finished the regular season 14-2.