A Look Back for May 24, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives

15 years ago – 2002
“Communities rally around Clinton River” Local communities were teaming up to develop a plan to combat pollutants in the Clinton River. Several governing bodies agreed to take part in a locally controlled watershed for the river including Springfield Township, Independence Township and the Clarkston City Council.
“Independence passes animal ordinance by slim margin” The Independence Township Board of Trustees approved an Animal Control Ordinance against vicious/dangerous dogs, 4-3. The biggest debate before the vote was whether to create a local ordinance or lean on state law.
“Clarkston girls earn highest scout honor with local landscaping project” Heather Carlile and Alicia Findora accepted the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award for achievement and leadership in Girl Scouting. While working towards their award they worked together to landscape a cul-de-sac in the Ashford subdivision off Sashabaw Road.

25 years ago – 1992

“City-township talks begin” Independence Township and Clarkston Village officials broke the ice at a special meeting in which the township refused to negotiate an extended police contract. They did discuss fire protection, library services, Deer Lake Beach use and building permit fees.
“Once-thriving dairy farm headed for subdivision” The once-thriving 125-acre dairy farm which began in 1856 by John Vergin in Davisburg was divided into plots for residential farming. A portion was already approved tentative for Fieldstone Heights Subdivision
“Ready to roll” It was a family affair as parents and children came out for Clarkston’s Sixth Annual Fun Daze which included a one-mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K and 10K.

50 years ago – 1967
“Village accepts bids fro street improvement” Ann Arbor Construction was the low bidder to black top Princess Lane, Pinehurst and a portion of Holcomb.
“Spring sports” The Clarkston Boys Tennis team won the first Wayne-Oakland League title in history of the school, scoring 15 points. They also went undefeated in league play.
“Round town” Joy Carter was confined to home with the measles, causing her to miss her first grade field trip.

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