15 years ago – 1999
‘City stop sign will stay put? A dozen residents living on Miller and Glenburnie Streets told the Clarkston Police Chief to STOP – as in stop the request to have the stop signs removed from the intersection. They got their wish when the city council decided to keep the two stop signs on Miller Road at the intersection with Glenburnie Street.
‘ZBA upholds planners? denial of Holiday Inn? It looked like developers would have to pitch another plan if they still wanted a Holiday Inn Express on M-15, off of I-75. The Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals upheld the planning commission’s decision to deny conceptual site approval.
‘Aggressive Wolves sweep? The Clarkston Boys Varsity Baseball team swept their double header against Grand Blanc, 13-7 and 7-4, in the first varsity games coached by Phil Price. He noted the boys showed aggression he wanted on the basepaths and it capitalized on their scoring chances.
25 years ago – 1989
‘Pay hiked? Pay raises for the supervisor, treasurer and clerk of Independence Township were approved for the first time in two years. The raises were each approved in separate votes.
‘Should teens, friends go to Florida?? Janet Colbrunn, family education chairperson of the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Committee, was prompted by questions – ‘should a teen be allowed to go to Florida with friends? and ‘do parents really know what kind of parties their children attend.? It led to preparing a survey for parents of high school students and for students.
‘Voters face $68.7 million bond issue in June? A $68.8 million construction and improvement program for Clarkston schools will go before voters in the June election. The Clarkston Board of Election voted 6-0 to support the proposal of the school’s architect.
50 years ago – 1964
‘Leader dog from 4-H project? After close to a year of living with the Caverly family, Midge, a black Labrador puppy, headed to Rochester’s Leader Dogs of the Blind. The family helped condition and get Midge ready to become a Leader Dog. They received a letter from the organization Midge had graduated and she would soon be a Leader Dog for someone in Iowa.