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January 19, 2011 - 15 years ago

Jan. 17, 1996

- Block scheduling was introduced at Lake Orion High School, bringing with it four semester years and 90-minute class periods. The previous method included two semesters and 55-minute class periods.

- Fresh ground beef was only $1.59 a pound while a rib eye steak cost $3.59.

25 years ago

Jan. 15, 1986

- Heritage Place Apartments, a senior assisted living facility on Atwater, was being constructed through the 1986 winter..

- Resident Wilma Hall had no insurance to pay for a vital liver transplant surgery, but thanks to members of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, the University of Minnesota Hospital and Blue Cross, her medical bills were paid in full. The transplant was successful.

35 years ago

Jan. 15, 1976

- The Oakland County Sheriff's Department opened the doors of its substation, and added a number of deputies to the force patrolling Orion Township.

- Members of Keatington subdivision's homeowner's organization wrote a letter to the Orion Township Board of Trustees saying that they intended make a case for the paving of Waldon Road at the next board meeting.

-A 16-year-old Pontiac Township resident killed two Orion area girls, aged 10 and 11, when he hit them with his car while driving under the influence. A 18-year-old was also charged for supplying the liquor and the car to the boy.

45 years ago

Jan. 20, 1966

- The Village of Lake Orion was granted six more months to work out their water and sewage problems, one of which was the pollution of nearby Paint Creek.

Obtained from back issues of

The Lake Orion Review.

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