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!: […]

A Look Back for December 20, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998Clarkston angels shine bright: A few generous hearts brought a little bit of holiday to a stranded motorist in Clarkston. Dr. Bill Dickey was heading northbound on I-75 near the M-15 exit when he noticed a woman struggling to change a tire on the side of […]

A Look Back for December 13, 2023

25 years ago – 1998Just what is a warehouse?: It looks like Ryder trucks would not be carting GM parts in and out of Independence Township just yet. The decision to say yes or no to construction of a 450,000-square foot warehouse on 31 acres at the end of Bow Pointe off Sashabaw Road was […]

A Look Back for December 6, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998New trucks to roll into fire dept.: The Independence Township Board of Trustees authorized the purchase of seven brand-new vehicles for the fire department, Dec. 1. The township planned to buy three engines, two tankers, a rescue truck and a ladder truck over the next ten […]

A Look Back for November 29, 2023

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1998$90,000 possible for library books: Palace Sports & Entertainment Executive Director Hugh Lombardi presented a check for $30,000 targeted to buy new books for the Independence Township Library during the township board of trustees meeting. The township board then voted unanimously to donate another $30,000 to […]

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 […]