A Look Back for May 22, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999City over budget for 1998-99: The harsh reality of a budget deficit hit the Clarkston City Council hard during the Monday meeting, and the numbers were preventing progress on a two-year-old issue. With two months left of the 1998-99 fiscal year, the city was $7,560.36 over […]

A Look Back for May 15, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Springfield okays residential rezoning of Ellis property: Rezoning of the Ellis family property at Dixie Highway near Davisburg Road was partially completed. The Springfield Township Board of Trustees agreed to developer Tim Birtsas’ request to rezone the residential portion of the property and table the second […]

A Look Back for May 8, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Schools add sports, come under fire from band boosters, Clarkston Chiefs: When all was said and done, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education added six sports at Clarkston High School with a compromise. The board promised to give careful review to all extracurricular programs – […]

A Look Back for May 1, 2024

25 years ago – 1999$18,000 raised for SCAMP during ‘nicest day in May’: Sunday was the perfect day to walk around town as community members and supporters took to the streets to get out and walk for SCAMP. Geri Batt, executive director of the funding corporation, said the proceeds closely matched 1998 with around $18,000. […]

A Look Back for April 24, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999City moving ahead with new building plans: Representatives of the Clarkston City Council planned to move ahead to start the process to solicit bids for work on the city hall building. The city’s building committee was given the OK to move ahead with the plans after […]

A Look Back for April 17, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Waldon-Main purchase a possibility for Land Conservancy?: The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy was hoping second time was the charm. After falling short in its first attempt, the group was looking into purchasing the land at the corner of Main Street and Waldon Road. NOHLC President […]

A Look Back for April 10, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999ZBA upholds planners’ denial of Holiday Inn: The Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals upheld the planning commission’s decision to deny conceptual site plan approval, voting down a motion by chair Jeff McGee that would have returned the plan to planners for reconsideration at the April […]

A Look Back for March 20, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Teen finds man stranded in area lake: Thirteen-year-old Cameron Banworth saw Douglas Williams, 56, in the icy waters of Walters Lake, 40 feet off the shore and told his parents, Sue and Jeff Banworth, who ended up calling 9-1-1. Independence Township Fire Engineer Bob Cesario said […]

A Look Back for March 13, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Planners say ‘do not disturb’ to Holiday Inn: Following more than two hours of discussion, which drew a packed crowd of over 100 residents at the Carriage House, the Independence Township Planning Commission nixed first plans for a Holiday Inn on M-15. The commissioners voted 4-2 […]

A Look Back for March 6, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Rezonings put township on the hot seat: The rezoning ball had been bouncing from court to court as the Independence Township Board tabled the Knights of Columbus rezoning, March 2. Back in February, the planning commission referred rezoning for a proposed Holiday Inn back to the […]

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