A Look Back for November 22, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Holiday tree lighting ceremony Friday: Roasted chestnuts, apple cider, Christmas Carols and a visit from Santa – a perfect way to start the holiday season. It began on Friday night at the fourth annual Tree of Caring in downtown Clarkston to benefit Lighthouse Clarkston.He loves a […]

A Look Back for November 15, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Residents protest warehouse: A 450,000-square-foot auto parts warehouse, proposed fo the south side of Bow Pointe off Sashabaw Road, drew complaints from a record crowd at the Independence Township Planning Commission. Nearby residents who showed up to protest the issue were mailed notices by an unknown […]

A Look Back for November 8, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Top honors go to CHS Marching Band: The Clarkston High School Marching Band scored big with a fifth place finish out of ten teams in Flight I at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at Pontiac Silverdome. They scored 82.95 points from judges, performing their […]

A Look Back for November 1, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Road woes halt subdivision plans: Road problems caused a roadblock for a proposed new subdivision west of Dartmouth, between Indianwood and Oakhill roads. The Independence Township Planning Commission unanimously approved a special land use/cluster option for the site, which rested on a former gravel quarry. However […]

A Look Back for October 18, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998King and Queen for a day: Clarkston High School students Ricky Williams and Michelle Wilson were chauffeured in downtown Clarkston during the Homecoming Parade.City cracks down on truck traffic: The Clarkston City Council unanimously approved an amendment to its existing truck ordinance and had first readings […]

A Look Back for October 11, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Township taxes to drop a few dollars this year: Independence Township residents saw a slight decrease in the township portion of their 1998 winter taxes. All millage rates were rolled back except for the police millage, a renewal was being proposed for the upcoming November ballot, […]

A Look Back for September 20, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Springfield approves Meadowlands: Jerome Forrester and Lynn Kacy were given an unanimous approval for their proposed Meadowlands cluster housing project by the Springfield Township board. The Meadowlands project, located near the Hidden Trail residential area off of Rattalee Lake Road, had been ongoing for nearly four […]

A Look Back for August 23, 2023

25 years ago – 1998We had a lot of fun!: Dave and Heather Mingle joined their sons, Evan and Logan, for a day at Deer Lake Beach. Youngsters and their families thanked the Independence Township lifeguards for their service during the summer.Residents oppose Springfield Twp. development: The standing-room-only crowd spoke out against the approval of […]

A Look Back for August 9, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Proposals pass in Independence and Springfield: Preliminary numbers were in from Tuesday night’s primary elections. Voters in Independence Township passed an increase in millage for safety paths, 2,637 to 2,133. They also approved a millage renewal for Independence Township Library. Voters in Springfield Township approved the […]

A Look Back for July 19, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998 Shanks elected president of school board: The leadership of Clarkston Community Schools Board of Trustees changed hands. Kurt Shanks was elected president at the board’s organizational meeting. Shanks and former president, Karen Foyteck, were nominated for the position, and Shanks won by one vote. Shanks, […]