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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.

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