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Peeking In The Past


Looking Back



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November 25, 2009 - 15 years ago

November 23, 1994

- Oakland County Sheriff Deputies sought warrants for two Orion teens after a fight with another juvenile escalated into gunfire at a baseball field on Waldon Road.

- A gallon of two percent milk was $1.99.

25 years ago

November 28, 1984

- The Lake Orion Village Council received three petitions signed by business people and residents who strongly objected to the Lions Club having its annual Jubilee downtown any longer.

- Newly hired Village Manager Chris Rose began his stint downtown.

- Lake Orion High School students Jeffrey Schefke, Theresa Croasdell, Nicole Gronzo and Michele Zeiss were part of the first cooperative work program at the GM Orion Plant.

35 years ago

November 28, 1974

- Extensive damage was done to West Orion Baseball League's fields in Gingellville. Fencing was severely damaged or stolen.

- US Senator Philip Hart joined Orion Township officials in trying to overturn the US Postal Service's decision to build a post office in a "north site" near Oxford.

- Orion Township residents got their tax bills at the rate of 45.55 mills, or $45.55 per $1,000 of equalized valuation.

45 years ago

November 24, 1964

- Over 130 Pioneer Girls in Lake Orion celebrated the 25th anniversary of their national girls' organization.

- Turkeys weighing 19 to 24 pounds sold for $.31 per pound at A&P Orion. Orion Review subscriptions were $3 per year.

- Members of Faculty Dams of Lake Orion High School met in the home economics room to decorate and fill cigar boxes for children at the Lapeer Home.

Looking Back was obtained from back issues of

The Lake Orion Review.

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