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Complete PC Repair celebrates one year in town

Michael Cameron knows electronics. After seven years in the United States Navy as an electronics technician assigned to a 500-foot destroyer sailing in the west Pacific, followed by a decade stint with General Motors at the Warren Technology Center—Cameron has acquired a vast knowledge of computer technology....more >>
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Ace Hardware coming this summer to Oakwood Plaza

Groveland Township will soon have an Ace. Local owners Robert and Shawn Frisch are anticipating the opening of Ace Hardware, 440 N. Ortonville Road by the first of June in the old True Value Hardware location, which closed in August 2009....more >>

Milestones

Aiden Daniel Dunny

Shawn Moralee of Oakland and Jeff Dunny of White Lake are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Daniel Dunny. Aiden was born at 11:55 a.m., Jan. 4, at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester....more >>

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Aneurysm suspected by police in township child's death

Brandon Twp.- A 6-year-old boy, who had recently immigrated to the township from Thailand, likely died from a brain aneurysm April 23. According to police reports, deputies responded to a home in the 1500 block of Connell to assist fire department medics at about 4:56 p....more >>

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Board seats, non-homestead renewal on ballot

Two area residents will be on the ballot for one four-year term on the Goodrich Board of Trustees. The polls are open in the Goodrich School District from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., May 4 Name: Niki Wiederman Age: 39 Education: Bachelor of arts degree in general science and social science in 1993 the University of Michigan-Flint....more >>

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District pink slips 21 teachers

More than 100 student, parents, teachers and staff jammed the Goodrich community room on Monday night during the regular meeting to speak out on a host of proposed cuts to balance a budget estimated to be $2....more >>

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Fee hike set, middle school football, cheer to stay

Brandon Twp.- Parents are willing to pay for their kids to play. This finding from a survey sent home with students last week will result in the athletic committee recommending that the school board approve an increase in pay-to-participate athletic fees from the current $150 to $200 annually....more >>

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Former Brandon man faces more CSC charges

More charges have been brought against a former township man accused of sexually abusing the mentally incapacitated man entrusted to his care. Duane Emery Kuerbitz, 49, was originally charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct first degree and one charge of criminal sexual conduct third degree in the case....more >>

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Help still needed for Kearsley Creek Cleanup

Brandon Twp.- Volunteers are still needed for the Kearsley Creek Cleanup, planned for 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 8, with sign-in at the Brandon Middle School event parking lot, 609 S....more >>

Milestones

Military

Army Pvt. Jayme-Michael A. Hensley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, Hensley studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics....more >>
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Ortonville Chamber Business Expo 2010

The small business marketplace is anything but small. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, there are an estimated 29.6 million small businesses in the United States employing more than half of the country's private sector workforce, hiring 40 percent of high tech workers and include 52 percent home-based businesses....more >>

Milestones

Pogue set to run for Wolverines

State champion cross country runner Taylor Pogue has set her sights on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The Goodrich high school senior signed with the Wolverines last Monday in the GHS counseling office....more >>

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Support needed for Teens & Seniors, Rocking & Raking

Brandon Twp.- In a week, more than 200 volunteers will clean about 48 yards, wash windows and do light chores for senior citizens and disabled adults in the township. Jeannie McCreery, who has organized the annual effort now known as "Teens and Seniors, Rocking and Raking," is amazed at how many want to help and is happy to provide the opportunity....more >>

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Time to talk spring turkey

Brandon Township resident Jeremy Skibo, 38, has hunting in the northern Oakland County area for more than 20 years. For the past five years Skibo has hunted turkey on private land in the township....more >>

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Village home to be demolished as part of NSP

Ortonville- Village officials are moving forward with plans to have the home located at 21 Church St. demolished. "Our attorney has indicated that it's OK to proceed as soon as we get the asbestos abated and the gas lines removed," said Interim Village Manager Larry Brown....more >>

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Village traffic light update costly, better option sought by council

Ortonville- The village council is seeking a less costly option to removing the traffic light that has operated at Mill and South streets for more than a quarter of a century. During their April 26 meeting, councilmembers discussed a proposal received from the Road Commission for Oakland County for removal of the existing signal....more >>
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'Don't take no for an answer'

Groveland Twp.- Tiffany Topie knew something was wrong. Her son Geno was just 5-weeks-old and couldn't keep food down. The baby was spitting up, vomiting and even went a week without eating....more >>

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'Thank You For All You've Done For Me'

Brandon Twp.- The teen years are often looked upon by both parents and children as a trial to get through, but Lynne Kishel Huff promotes it as a time to celebrate in her new book....more >>

Milestones

Academics

Eric Barch has been named to the dean's list at Kettering University for the winter 2010 term. The 2009 Brandon High School graduate is majoring in computer engineering and is the son of Eric and Susan Barch of Brandon Township....more >>
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Atlas resident inducted into Regional Women's Hall of Fame

Atlas Twp.- A fighter for social justice, a leader in Michigan government and a tireless advocate for senior citizens —characteristics of a local educator whose half century of contributions will now be etched in Michigan history....more >>

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Brandon author pens 'The Adventures of Jake and George'

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- When George, a foxhound, came to live with Karen Swift, her terrier, Jake, did not adapt well. Depressed, the smaller dog would sit at the edge of the room and stare at the new dog....more >>

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Country Church Quilt Show

Bi-annual quilt show April 30, May 1

Ortonville- Barbara White has been making quilts for about a quarter of a century and estimates that over the years, she has created about a dozen, although she only has two in her possession....more >>

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Fee schedule set for cost recovery ordinance

It could be costly for those found guilty of criminal or negligent activity in Atlas Township. Earlier this year the township board approved an ordinance to establish cost-recovery charges for emergency services and provide a method for collection....more >>

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Genesee County 9-1-1 may improve local EMS

Local EMS may realize some improvements in Atlas Township. Lloyd Fayling, 9-1-1 director for Genesee County, said within a year a new mode of EMS dispatch could be in place that could speed service to the southeastern regions of the county....more >>

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GMS principal considered for Ithaca superintendent

Goodrich Middle School Principal Paul Minns was one of six candidates considered by the Ithaca Schools Board of Education to be hired as superintendent for the central Michigan district....more >>

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Go blue, live green: BMS recognized as 'green' school

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Just in time for Earth Day, Brandon Middle School has been named a "Green School." On April 28, the middle school will be officially recognized by Oakland Schools through the Michigan Green School program....more >>

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Goodrich cuts may include 12 teachers, outsourcing

On May 10 the school board will conduct a special meeting at the Goodrich High School community room to discuss a host of options to contend with a $2.1 million deficit for the 2010-11 school year....more >>

Milestones

Joslyn-Rohner

Lindsey Rae Joslyn and Justin Damien Rohner were married on Sept. 19, 2009 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Flint. Fr. Gary McGinnis officiated. The bride is the daughter of Paula Merritt of Fenton....more >>

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Pay to participate not just for sports?

Brandon Twp.- Pay to participate has been a phrase associated with the fees student athletes have incurred for several years. Soon, pay to participate could also expand beyond sports to include any extra-curricular activity, including yearbook, student council, band competitions, and the school play and musical....more >>

Milestones

Steven T. Worley

Navy Reserve Seaman Apprentice Steven T. Worley was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Worley received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety....more >>
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Students say goodbye with balloon launch

Brandon Twp.- As the sun broke through the clouds over the Belle Ann Elementary playground shortly after 3 p.m., April 16, dozens of pink and purple balloons were released by third-grade students in memory of their classmate, Michelle Yang....more >>
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'The course of true love never did run smooth'

The upcoming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Goodrich High School is sure to be an "all- around" good time for everyone. When GHS students perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p....more >>
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Learning about bugs' life

Pine Knob Elementary third grader Mason Kolean peers at a roly poly bug found by parent volunteer Laura Mason during Earth Day Celebration....more >>

News riles Roberts

According to the superintendent, the chief responsibility of local schools is to sell houses. "A community is known by the schools it keeps, so unbalanced and needlessly negative reporting is problematic from a number of perspectives," said Superintendent Al Roberts in an email, April 26....more >>

Board ignores recommended police millage rate

Despite recommendations by Finance Director Susan Hendricks, Independence Township Board of Trustees went with a "Wal-Mart" marketing approach to the police millage. "We had a suggestion at the public hearing that we try and get the rate under 3 mills," said Trustee Neil Wallace....more >>

Supervisor escapes paying for legal opinion

To pay or not to pay that was the question. A motion by Trustee David Lohmeier to have Independence Township Supervisor Dave Wagner pay for legal opinion from township attorneys concerning the recall video aired on public access channels failed, 4-2, at the April 20 board meeting....more >>
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Freshening up

Dozens of volunteers came out, April 24, for Davisburg Beautification Day. "We had a fantastic turn-out more than 70 volunteers worked at four sites," said Laura Moreau, Springfield Township clerk....more >>
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No more Main Street mural

After 3 years, 9 months, and two days, the north wall of 5 S. Main Street in downtown Clarkston is again blank. Preston Phelps of Dawn Development applied a coat of white paint to the 3,000-square-foot wall, covering the work of muralist Michelle Tynan....more >>
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Smiles of the week

From left, Theo Morgan, Peg Roth and Joan Donnay of Essence on Main happily promote participation in the M-15 Heritage Route Garage Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday May 1. Clarkston-area businesses anchor the southern end of the sale, which extends north to Bay City....more >>
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The time of their lives

Over 70 students flooded the stage for opening act of Bailey Lake Elementary's Talent Show on Friday night. They welcomed the audience with a song and dance to "Be Our Guest" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast....more >>

School for the Mind and Body helps HAVEN

A School for the Mind and Body joins with Two Men and a Truck to help local mothers in need in the "Movers for Moms" program. This month, preschool students and staff collect essential items for women staying at HAVEN in Pontiac, including soap, shampoo, and other health and beauty items, formula, diapers, and other items for babies, and kitchen and cleaning products....more >>

Last call for recall petition

Recall group Citizens Against Independence Township Waste (CAITW) is hoping to have enough signatures by the end of this week in order to file petitions. "We have a 180 day window from the time we got the petition language approved from the time we have to actually submit," said CAITW member Joel DeLong....more >>

Pink Sparties excited to help, one step at a time

Three women from Springfield Township are ready to lace their sneakers as they walk for breast cancer. The Pink Sparties, as they call themselves, travel to Boston for a 39 mile walk on May 15 and 16 for the Avon Foundation....more >>

Raymond James:A column by James Kruzan

Reassessing your risk tolerance

Finding that balance between the return you desire and the risk you can handle has never been easy. What makes this problem even trickier is that your financial goals - and thus your risk tolerance - inevitably change throughout your life....more >>
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Council examines issues facing older adults

On Monday, May 3, 2010, the annual Oakland County Senior Advisory Council Meeting in collaboration with the Senior Planning Coalition for Oakland County will examine an array of issues pertaining to older adults in Oakland County....more >>
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Lumberyard cleanup

Davisburg volunteers finished the day's work, April 24, by clearing Springfield Township's newest property acquisition, the former lumberyard at Andersonville and Broadway. After cleanup and evaluation of utilities, septic, and other systems, the township will work on redeveloping the property....more >>
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Seniors enjoy book sale

Readers young and old filled the Independence Township Library conference room, searching for books of interest at the annual library used book sale, April 23. Books were sold for a couple of dollars....more >>

Second Annual Race for the Kids, May 1

The Second Annual Chuck Keegan "Race for the Kids" starts at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at Clarkston Junior High School, 6595 Waldon Road. The fundraiser, including 5K Run, 3K Walk, and "Donut Dash" for children 10 and under, is co-sponsored by Clarkston Junior High and Clarkston Foundation, in honor of Chuck Keegan, former Clarkston teacher....more >>

Springfield Garden Club

Springfield Garden Club presents Daffodils & Duds, a style show & luncheon featuring fashions from Milford's Marta's Loft at Genesys Conference & Banquet Center of Grand Blanc on Wednesday, May 5, at 11:30 am....more >>

Walk & Roll, May 2

The streets of downtown Clarkston will be alive with walkers, bikers, and wheelchair racers in SCAMP's Walk & Roll '10, Sunday, May 2. The annual fundraiser featuring one-mile, two-mile and five-mile routes....more >>
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Showing the way of health

Swan for Life Cancer Foundation celebrated its Grand Opening, April 24, with a Community Wellness Program. Attendees participated in a nutrition meet and greet where they sampled healthy fare for fighting cancer....more >>

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1995 "Two men honored for helping victims of house fire" Fire Chief Gar Wilson honored Robert Clancy and Robert Green certificates of appreciation for pulling a neighbor out of a burning house....more >>

Counselor opens practice

After being a youth pastor for 15 years as well as working in a residential behavior treatment center Jon Richey decided to pursue a similar line of work. "With the experience I've had with adolescents and families, I wanted to stay kind of in that area," he said....more >>

Spiritual matters

From beauty to God's wisdom

There has been a documentary airing recently on the Discovery Channel called "Life." It's an 11-part series narrated by Oprah Winfrey that has made good on its promise to show nature in a way never seen before....more >>
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Orion man's killer gets life sentence

Ellen Harrington won't tell you her son was always the perfect child, or that he never gave his mother anything to worry about. She won't say he wasn't a handful. But ask—and while she's likely choke up trying to hold back the tears—Harrington might talk about the way Brian used to call every time a rap song called "Dear Mama" came on the radio....more >>
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Mums for mom?

Lake Orion Farmers' Market opens early for one-day-only sale

By Leah Yanuszeski, Review intern Haven't found that perfect Mother's Day present yet? Look no further, say Kathy and Michael Wieland, managers of the Lake Orion Farmers' Market. Even though the market does not officially open until May 26, the Wielands are planning a Pre-Mom's Day Sale, "just for fun....more >>

Township man attacks father with sword

A 62-year-old Orion Township man was hospitalized last week after he was allegedly attacked by his son, who family members said was weilding a large sword. Keith Douglas Taylor, 19, was arraigned April 21 on charges of assault with intent to murder, as well as a secondary charge of assault with intent to maim....more >>
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Green expo draws crowd

In celebration of Earth Day's 40th anniversary, Orion Township held its first-ever Growing Green Expo April 22 at Canterbury Village. The event featured more than 60 vendors offering a wide array of products and services for home and business....more >>
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Lions' Club fireworks fizzled

Hopes for a fireworks display over Canterbury Village this summer went up in smoke when the Orion Township Board of Trustees denied a request from the Lake Orion Lions Club. The Lions, who are relocating their annual Jubilee Festival to Canterbury this year due to a large streetscape project planned for downtown Lake Orion, hoped to use Civic Center Park as a launch area for a fireworks display of their own....more >>

Fuse still lit on lake fireworks display

Don't worry: fireworks planned for the Fourth of July weekend are scheduled to explode over Lake Orion as usual, with this year's display blasting off at dusk Saturday, July 3. "The fireworks over Lake Orion are completely separate from the Jubilee," said Tina Peterson, vice president of event marketing for the Lake Orion Fireworks Association....more >>
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Turning trash into treasure

New downtown business features 'upcycled' items

It's "green." It's unique. And it's oh, so trendy. It's the merchandise in downtown's newest shop, The Painted Lady. Owner and Lake Orion resident Debbie Enright celebrated the opening of her store with Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and village officials during a ribbon cutting, April 23....more >>

Briefly

Cuts for a cure Studio Glitz will host a Cut-a-Thon, Sunday, May 2, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., to benefit "Glow, Team, Glow," a local team participating in the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure! Services include haircuts for women, men and kids—including shampoo, cut, and blow dry—as well as facial waxing, and Glitz will donate 100 percent of all services and tips to the fight against breast cancer....more >>
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16-year-old Addison boy saves family from fire

A 16-year-old Addison Township boy is a hero after saving his family from a fire that occurred in their home on Thursday, April 29. "He is the real hero," said Addison Township Fire Chief Jerry Morawski....more >>
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Angry crowd doesn't stop board from privatizing custodians

Expressions of anger, disappointment and betrayal were unleashed across the packed gymnasium at Leonard Elementary Monday night immediately following the Oxford Board of Education's 6-0 approval of a three-year contract with the Enviro-Clean Building Services, which effectively privatizes the district's cleaning services and eliminates the 25 full-time custodians....more >>

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Schools forced to pay $815K to contractor

Oxford Community Schools suffered a large blow to its fund balance last month when it was required to pay a contractor nearly $815,000 for work performed while constructing the new high school in the early 2000s....more >>
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Fire destroys trailor in Lake Villa

Oxford firefighters responded to the scene of a structure fire that occurred April 22 in the 70 block of Dunlap Circle. Around 2:06 p.m., the fire department received an emergency call that an outside wall of a residence in the Lake Villa Manufacutured Home Communuty on Lakeville Road had caught fire....more >>
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Second Front

Oxford's history is the pits

There was a time when Oxford was proudly known far and wide as the "Gravel Capital of the World." Bud Zeitler wants to make sure the importance and history of the community's gravel pits is never forgotten....more >>
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Second Front

Oxford man charged with molesting underage girls

After a lengthy investigation, Oakland County Sheriff Detectives arrested an Oxford Township resident for Criminal Sexual Conduct after he allegedly molested three female victims under the age of 14....more >>
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Knock, knock! Whose there? Census taker

Oxford residents who didn't mail back their 2010 United States Census form can expect a visit from Sue Kinch's crew. Kinch, a village resident, is leading a team of Census employees who will hit the streets the first week in May in an effort to count the uncounted....more >>

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Addison board places police millage on Aug. ballot

When Addison voters go to the polls Aug. 3., they will be asked to renew their police millage. Last week, the Addison Township Board voted unamiously to ask voters to renew the current 3....more >>

Opinions

Confucius Institutes are a resource, not a 'propaganda center'

C.J. Carnacchio raised a number of issues in his April 14 column about Confucius Institutes that need clarification, correction and/or perspective. Let's start with the goals of the Confucius Institutes worldwide to facilitate the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in foreign nations....more >>
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Knitting sweaters for the world

Every week a group of talented ladies meet at the Oxford United Methodist Church to turn yarn into compassion. Over the last four months, this group, known as Knit Knack, has hand-crafted 40 colorful sweaters for World Vision International a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice....more >>
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