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Goodrich grappler on track to 2012 London Olympics

Goodrich- At about five-feet tall and just over 100 pounds, CC Weber could easily be overlooked in a crowded room. But given her relentless desire to succeed in Olympic wrestling, an event just a few years ago closed to women, she stands shoulders above many....more >>

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Board inks 'imperfect' 2010 township budget

Brandon Twp.- The 2010 budget may not be perfect, but it is balanced and it is done. At their Dec. 21 meeting, the township board approved, by a 4-2 vote, a motion to adopt the 2010 Township Budget Appropriations Act....more >>

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Brandon bus drivers ink new contract with district

Brandon Twp.- The school board approved at their Dec. 14 meeting a new contract with Teamsters Local 214 representing 29 bus drivers and two mechanics in the district. Highlights of the contract, which expires June 30, include a pay freeze and a reduction in insurance coverage....more >>
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Community remembers trustee, teacher, mother Charlene Carlson

Brandon Twp.- Charlene Carlson was remembered Tuesday as a proud Irish woman who never gave up and was dedicated to her community. The township trustee and retired Brandon School District teacher, died Dec....more >>

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Fleece project nets 30 blankets for patients

A group of area high school students will make life just a little better for cancer patients. Earlier this fall the Community Service Club, a group of Brandon High School students, united to work on a variety of projects in the community, collected fleece from the area to make blankets for children stricken with cancer....more >>
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From soldier to educator, principal shares lessons of war

When David St. Aubin was called to active duty about a year ago he told Interim Principal Mike Ellis, 'I'm going over to Iraq so two or three soldiers can now come home." "Now he can come home," said Ellis, as GHS students and staff gathered Dec....more >>

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Goodrich board dumps 'Race to the Top'

Goodrich-The school board could not muster enough support to sign a memorandum of understanding that would make the district eligible for a share of federal funds earmarked for education....more >>

News Briefs

Home invasion

Brandon Twp.-Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Substation responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Seymour Lake Road for a home invasion. Information is that the incident occurred sometime between 1:30 p....more >>

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Hometown heroes:On holiday duty:PFC Andrea Lynnette Weckle

Editor's note: The Citizen is recognizing and supporting our local military men and women serving our country away from home during the holiday season by publishing their names, photos, and some information on each of them....more >>

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Man missing

On Dec. 20, Michigan State Police from the Groveland Township Post responded to the 6000 block of Holdridge Street in Holly Township to provide K-9 assistance where a male subject had fled on foot from the Groveland Manor Community....more >>

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Ortonville: Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Ortonville- Two blighted homes in the village were recently demolished and will soon be replaced with new homes. Homes located at 61 Narrin St. and 174 Ball St. were torn down late last month as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program....more >>
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Ortonville's Mill Street Market to close

Ortonville- Mill Street Market will close Dec. 31. Whether the convenience store will reopen remains to be seen. "New Year's Eve will be our last day," said General Manager Paul Amori....more >>

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Precinct boundaries change; Oakwood location added

Brandon Twp.- Township voters may be casting their ballots at a new location the next election. During the November 2008 election, thousands of voters descended on Fire Station #2 to cast their ballots....more >>

Wendi's Word

Rock-n-Roll

The Goodrich School Board OK'd middle school band seventh and eighth grade students for a one-day trip to Cleveland on May 14. At a cost of $214 per student, the trip will include a chance to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame....more >>
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Santa and rein-dogs help take bite out of hunger

Groveland Twp.-For hungry, homeless dogs, $8,000 can go a long ways. "That's 23,000 pounds of dog food," said Carl Liepmann, who has been bringing "Santa Dog" to the Bueche's in Flushing for 25 years....more >>

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No butts about it in new year, no smoking in public places law

It's been almost 15 years since DJ Sirignano, owner of John's Steak House in Goodrich, responded to a customer survey and banned smoking in his popular eatery. "According to a survey we took, 85 percent of our customers asked that we ban smoking in our restaurant....more >>

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Special school board meeting set for grant

'Race to the Top' to be discussed for memorandum

The Brandon School Board is expected to vote on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would make the district eligible for a share of federal funds earmarked for education. A motion will be presented to the board for discussion at a special board meeting set for 6:30 p....more >>

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Business:'Creating a Vision of Greatness'

Brandon Twp.- Success in business, and in life, starts with a vision. Ann Lofgren will expound on this theory during the presentation "Creating a Vision of Greatness," at 2 p.m., Jan....more >>

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Chamber

At noon, Jan. 19, the Brandon/Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. New board officers will be introduced. Fred Waybrant - President, Brandon Parks & RecreationLisa Dwyer - Vice President, Key FinancialTonia Seling - Secretary, Paramount Signs & Grapix, David Kwapis - Treasurer, Brandon Fire Chief Roy Langolf - Trustee, Coats Funeral Home Joe Carrier - Trustee, Randy Wise Ford Sherry Regiani - Trustee, Dr....more >>

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Township board seeks nominees for trustee seat

Brandon Twp.- The recent death of Trustee Charlene Carlson has left the township board with the difficult task of filling her seat. According to Michigan Compiled Law, the township board must appoint someone to fill the vacant elected office within 45 days of the vacancy....more >>
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Fleece project nets 30 blankets for patients

A group of area high school students will make life just a little better for cancer patients. Earlier this fall the Community Service Club, a group of Brandon High School students, united to work on a variety of projects in the community, collected fleece from the area to make blankets for children stricken with cancer....more >>
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Winter work

Nate Gettig shovels the driveway on Miller Road while his brother, Jake, follows with some salt, after a Dec....more >>

Budget cuts 13 employees

Township officials still disagree on funding priorities

Despite reaching a compromise to pass the 2010 budget, Independence Township Supervisor Dave Wagner is still disappointed with the budgeting process....more >>

Riding into the new year

Ever wonder what it's like to ride your bicycle in snow? Clarkston's own Flying Rhino Cycling Club invites you to find out, hosting its 21st annual Polar Rhino Ride at noon, Jan. 1, New Years Day....more >>
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Wreaths Across America

Six members of the Sashabaw Plains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution helped lay wreaths on grave sites in section one at Great Lakes National Cemetery, part of the Dec....more >>
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Golden Times

Active on the court

Softball fields are covered in snow, but senior ballplayers aren't taking it easy. Instead, they hit the gym 3-4 times a week for volleyball. "We're a bunch of retired guys looking for something to do, said Gary Lange....more >>

News Briefs

Elections set

After a brief public hearing, Clarkston Board of Education made official its new November election policy. The unanimous vote sets school elections, previously every May, in even-year Novembers....more >>

Holiday hours

Clarkston News offices are open half-day, 8 a....more >>

Keep roads clear

Road Commission for Oakland County reminds residents it is illegal to shovel or plow snow or ice into the road, or block motorists' views of traffic. Doing so is a misdemeanor punishable by up to $100 fine and/or jail sentence of up to 90 days....more >>
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Clarkston dancer in ballet

Clarkston High School graduate Elizabeth Gorz performed with Greater Lansing Ballet Company's 10th annual performance of the Nutcracker Ballet, Dec. 20, in the Fairchild Theatre at Michigan State University....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1994 "BB gun in locker brings suspension" A 14-year-old boy who had a BB gun in his locker at Sashabaw Middle School has been suspended from school. The gun was confiscated after another student reported seeing it....more >>

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New principal arriving at LOHS?

School district says they've narrowed the field to one "final candidate"

With a pool of potential principals apparently narrowed to one "final candidate," Sophia LaFayette, Lake Orion High School administrators sent out an email informing parents about an opportunity to meet LaFayette next week....more >>

A cougar in Lake Orion?

Keatington woman finds tracks; neighbor says she saw it

Keep an eye on your pets and children, says Pam Cheney. A few weeks ago, the Keatington subdivision resident found large cat tracks in her back yard belonging to what she thinks is a cougar....more >>
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'Merry Christmas'

Knife-wielding high school student robs woman of Christmas cash, mumbles holiday wishes

A Lake Orion High School student who robbed a woman at knifepoint uttered "Merry Christmas" on his way out the door, his victim told police. Vidal McNeil Allen, 18, was arraigned Dec....more >>
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Wet your whistle at winter wine tasting

Remember Dragon on the Lake, the gigantic celebration of Lake Orion's 150th and introduction of LO's own fire-breathing dragon? Remember the Snowflake Ball? It was a "roaring" good time at last year's 1920s-themed gala....more >>

2009

The year in Review

Some might say the Orion area was defined by change and challenge in 2009. Jobs were lost, homes went into foreclosure and the school district and local municipalities lost money as property values stayed on a downward slope and the state economy remained stagnant at best....more >>
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January

The year in Review

January 7 Doped-up suspect hit tree with car Operating on a tip, Lake Orion police arrested Garnett Hall, 24, who allegedly crashed a vehicle into a village tree in July while under the influence of a powerful drug cocktail, which included heroin....more >>
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February

The year in Review

February 4 Local businesses deal with sour economy In its 20-year history, the Orion Kennel Club had two bounced customer checks. In the most recent 20 months, there were four. Rosemary Rangi, director of operations at Crittenton Medical Equipment, said that while the health care industry is being touted as 'safe' in the current economy, there are still noticeable signs of decline....more >>
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March

The year in Review

March 4 Learning to help, helping to learn Orion Oaks Elementary sent 15 boxes filled with school supplies to Afghanistan this past year with "Operation: Kids Helping Kids." The items we take for granted are precious in a nation torn asunder by extremist rule and the conflict following 9/11....more >>
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April

The year in Review

April 01, 2009 'Dunked!' Principal ousted from high school Students, staff and community members gathered in support as district administration declined renewal of LOHS Principal Todd Dunckley's contract....more >>
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May

A year in Review

May 06, 2009 19-year-old man drowns in lake Orion Township resident Jonathan Edward Harper, 19, drowned in Lake Orion after he fell from a pontoon boat about 150 yards from shore May 2 while on the lake with four other friends....more >>
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June

A year in Review

June 03, 2009 CVS finally 'in the zone' on Baldwin After ping-ponging between the planning commission and the township board for months, the zoning of a parcel at Baldwin and Maybee roads, where CVS is interested in building a new drugstore, squeaked through on a 4-3 vote at the board's regular meeting June 1....more >>

News Briefs

Keep it short

Deadline to register for Orion Township Parks and Recreation's Snowmobile Safety Certification Class is fast approaching. With countless hazards associated with operating a machine, state law requires a person who is at least 12 years old and operating a snowmobile without direct supervision must have a valid snowmobile safety certificate....more >>
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Ready for takeoff!

The recent snowy weather made for good sledding conditions as evidenced by Tony Schornak, of Oxford, and his daughter Hannah, 10, who took on the hill at Seymour Lake Park. Photo by C....more >>

2009: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

Editor's Note: The beginning of a new year is a time to reflect on all the highlights and lowlights of the previous 365 days. It's a chance to revel in our successes and learn from our mistakes....more >>

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Salon owner raises funds for sister

There is a bond between sisters that will never be broken, no matter how tough the situation. That bond can be seen between Kelliann Gooch and her sister, Kathy Kindred, this holiday season....more >>
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Blue Star Mothers need members

While their sons and daughters are serving over there, they're right here waiting, wondering and worrying. Only a parent who's been through it knows about the sleepless nights and the endless fears that prey upon the mind when your child is in uniform and in harm's way....more >>
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Zach Line scores first bowl game TD

An Oxford native and star athlete received some national attention last week during his first college bowl game. Zach Line, a 2008 OHS graduate who now plays for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs, scored a touchdown before a crowd of 32,650 in Aloha Stadium at the Hawaii Bowl Dec....more >>
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Firefighters honored for efforts

Addison County firefighter Elmo Madden takes his oath to help protect and serve the community of Addison and others very seriously. On Sunday, Nov. 29, he went above-and-beyond the call of duty after he stopped to help accident victims after a crash on M-24 and M-90 in Lapeer County....more >>
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OHS grad opens dance studio

A 2006 Oxford High School graduate has returned to her roots to open a one of a kind dance studio right here in Oxford. Jonelle Pariseau, 21, opened Studio 8 Dance Arts Center of Southeast Michigan in July, where she also serves as the studio's artistic director in addition to owning it....more >>
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Icers give life lessons to Clear Lakers

Four members of the Wildcat varsity hockey team visited Clear Lake Elementary on Dec. 16 to give some words of advice to a group of second graders. Corey Hrischuk, Dennis Siitari, Brennon Orr and Nick Hocker spoke to Liz Hague's second grade class about the importance of setting goals in life....more >>
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1901: The Hope diamond is brought to New York.
1907: The Duma lends support to Czar in St. Petersburg, who claims he has renounced autocracy.
1917: The Bolsheviks offer an armistice between Russian and the Central Powers.
1922: Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, archeologists, open King Tut's tomb, undisturbed for 3,000 years.
1938: Poland renews nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.The Polish submarine Orzel.