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Peeking In The Past
Looking Back

February 10, 2010

15 years ago

February 8, 1995

~ Robertson Brothers Co. took Orion Township to court after a planned agreement failed. The previous September, the township denied rezoning requests for 130 acres from Robertson Brothers, who wanted to build a residential community and a commercial center.

~ Preliminary plans for a new elementary school were introduced. The new school will include a unique concept called the "neighborhood." The four groupings of classrooms would each contain grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

25 years ago

February 6, 1985

~ Six Oakland County Sheriff's Department deputies were asked to patrol the basketball games between Lake Orion High School and Waterford-Kettering.

~ Orion Keg and Wine party store owner Mike Setto was asked to return to the board with more information on his sign dimensions after the township found his plan to be against ordinance.

35 years ago

February 6, 1975

~ Lake Orion police looked for two young Caucasian men, 20 to 23 years of age, in connection with a break-in attempt at the offices of Dr. W.W. Oliphant.

~ Using part of its $71,982 federal fund allocation, Orion Township began hiring for new positions.

45 years ago

February 11, 1965

~ The March of Dimes Mothers' March broke 1964's record when $1,102.11 was collected that previous January from Orion.

~ Five candidates campaigned, with the Lake Orion Chamber of Commerce backing four of them.

~ Lake Orion resident Warren Smith received honors for his contribution to Michigan agriculture at the MSU Farmers' Week.

Obtained from back issues of

The Lake Orion Review.