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 […]

A Look Back for February 21, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999City council resists senior living project: Representatives from Sunrise Development, the new owners of the property at the corner of Waldon and Main Street, got their first chance to pitch their idea for an elderly assisted-living facility to city council members. But council members, and some […]

A Look Back for February 14, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Holiday Inn proposed for M-15: A new hotel was proposed for property on M-15 north of the City of Clarkston. The future of the project hung in limbo due to a proposed rezoning of the site. According to records from the building department, Flint based Eagle […]

A Look Back for January 31, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Ryder truck facility driven out: Residents opposing the 450,000-square-foot facility proposed for 30 acres at the end of Bow Pointe Road had their prayers answered when Independence Township Planning Commissioners turned it down, 6-0. It was nearly three hours of discussion in which the commissioners heard […]

A Look Back for January 24, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Prevention is the key to safety for new fire inspector: New Independence Township Fire Department Inspector Bill Thompson called himself “the arm of the public.” Out in the field, he periodically inspected existing and newly constructed commercial buildings in the township and City of Clarkston.Beating the […]

A Look Back for January 3, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Fire and ice: A late night fire wiped out three apartments in a house on Pine Knob Lane on Saturday leaving 18 Independence Township residents homeless. Township firefighters received a call at 11:05 p.m. and arrived two minutes later, from Fire Station No. 3, to find […]

A Look Back for December 27, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Scan the globe for a friend: Nan and daughter, Hope Rodgers, spent time at Independence Township Library looking over the globe. They were searching for the city of Prague in the former Soviet state of Czechoslovakia where a friend was spending the Christmas holiday.Happy New Year!: […]

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