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New Calendar Items

The Quick Lane Bowl

Date: Friday, December 26, 2014
The 2014 Quick Lane Bowl is a postseason collegiate football bowl game sponsored by Ford Motor Company’s

Gluten-Free World Beyond Wheat

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Need to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle? Curious about exploring new grains to incorporate more flavor

melt Method

Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Laura Payment, a Licensed Massage Therapist, MELT Instructor, and Occupational Therapist will present

Essential Oils 101

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Come experience and learn about the therapeutic benefits of nature's medicine-100% pure essential oils.

Social Security and You

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Join us at the library where Kevin R. Cook from Merrill Lynch will discuss the following topics regarding

Recent Letters

Letter to the Editor

I just received notice from the city of the village of Clarkston. They've voted down taking care of ...more»
Ellyn Rogers | Dec 10
Corporate profits are at record highs and the income gap between America's middle class and the nation's ...more»
Mike Fetzer | Nov 05
Oxford voters, As we are all relieved we are seeing no more election ads, we need to realize how one ...more»
Susan Rizzo | Nov 05

Recent Deaths

Dean Snider

2014-12-21
Snider, Dean; age 59 of Orion. December 21, 2014. Loving Husband of Dawn; son of the late Gale Snider and the late Phyliss ...more»

Boice J. Ian

2014-12-17
Boice, Ian J.; of Lake Orion; age 43; December 17, 2014. Ian is the beloved husband of Holly; loving father of Tristan and the ...more»

Helen L. Smith

2014-12-16
Smith, Helen L. "Granny"; of the Orion & Oxford Area; passed away December 16, 2014 at the age of 90. Helen is survived by her ...more»

Holiday sugar buzz!

Kindergartners in Daniel Axford Elementary teacher Jennifer Kontry’s class celebrated the last day before Christmas vacation in a very sweet way. They worked together to make their very own little ...more»

Village requests assistance from county for sewers

Ortonville-Sanitary sewers or wastewater treatment system. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The village council took another step toward improvement to the village by passing a formal ...more»

Wienermobile makes a holiday pit-stop

Oscar Mayer's has a way to attract the crowds with a giant hot dog on wheels. Hot-dogger Mike Heng and his copilot took the big dog for a spin last week and ended up at the Hollywood Market in Lake Orion....more»
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Born December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1621: The governor of New Plymouth prevents newcomers from playing cards. Plymouth Rock.
1651: The General Court of Boston levies a five shilling fine on anyone caught observing any such day as Christmas.
1861: Stonewall Jackson spends Christmas with his wife; their last together.
1862: John Hunt Morgan and his raiders clash with Union forces near Bear Wallow, Kentucky. Morgan's Last Battle.
1862: President and Mrs. Lincoln visit hospitals in the Washington D.C. area on this Christmas Day. Christmas in the Civil War

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