Peeking In The Past
December 30, 2009 - 15 years ago
December 29, 1994
~ The school district adopted a weapons-free zone policy stronger than state or federal laws dictated.
~ Citing the need for land to build more baseball and soccer fields, Orion Township attempted to absorb 50 acres of Bald Mountain State Recreation Area.
~ A Swiss bank owning a 320-acre site near Baldwin and I-75 was eager to sell the land. At one time, the property was proposed for a mega-mall.
25 years ago
December 28, 1984
~ The school district hoped the state would act quickly after shorting Lake Orion schools $694,000 caused by a miscount on "count day."
~ The township assessor and insurance inspector's hours were increased from 35 to 40. At that time, the assessor made $14.98 per hour.
~ Boneless smoked ham was $2.59 per pound.
35 years ago
December 26, 1974
~ Orion Township's master plan was presented to residents with a change that included extending commercial zoning at Clarkston Road and M-24.
~ Holiday shoppers in Lake Orion were buying necessities, holding back on extras and have generally paid cash for larger purchases.
45 years ago
December 31, 1964
~ The latest check on a promised traffic signal at Clarkston Road and M-24 revealed that it was still at a stalemate.
~ Lake Orion Review yearly subscription rates went up $1 beginning with the new year, bringing the price to $4 in Oakland County.
~ A chorus of Carpenter Elementary sixth graders presented a program of traditional songs and carols to the student body in three half-hour repeats. The choir was under the direction of Ardyce Koonce.
Obtained from back issues of
The Lake Orion Review.