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Rotary awards Brandon teacher

The Ortonville Rotary Club, as part of their community involvement and support of area schools, has established a yearly grant to teachers of the Brandon School District. It is the club's belief that awarding a grant to one of the area's educators will have a greater effect on the children in the community....more >>

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Crime

Tables turned On Sept. 1, at 2 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the area of Wildwood Loop and Apple for a domestic assault. The complainant said the father of her child choked her....more >>

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Former Brandon schools music teacher honored

Former band and choir students of Lew Wilson are being sought to take part in an alumni concert on Sunday, Oct. 3 to honor Wilson. Lake Orion resident Kari Lynn Clark is on the committee heading up the concert....more >>

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NSP homes 'a great opportunity' for buyers

Ortonville- Buyers beware. The real estate market has bargains galore right now amidst a flood of foreclosures and plummeting home values, but in the village, two brand new homes will be more than just a bargain for the lucky buyers....more >>

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Owner questions village procedures

A village land owner is questioning the procedure as to how public officials notify citizens when an ordinance is in violation. Atlas Township resident Al Ryden, who owns the building and property at 8223 State Road, said he received a phone call from someone claiming to be the village code enforcement officer last month....more >>

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Veterans tour of national cemetery offered

At 8 a.m., Sept. 21, Coats Village Funeral Home, 135 South St., Ortonville, invites veterans and their spouses to join them for a free breakfast and a bus trip to Holly's Great Lakes National Cemetery for a personal tour of the property....more >>

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Briefs

Coffee hour There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, The Citizen, 12 South St. Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website....more >>

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Electrical may have caused mobile home fire

Brandon Twp.- A mobile home fire in the township last week was likely caused by faulty electrical. Firefighters and deputies responded to the blaze at 5:15 p.m., Sept. 1, at 3713 Elm in the Sashabaw Meadows Mobile Home Park....more >>

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Township police, senior van at center of budget talks

Brandon Twp.- Cuts to police and senior van transportation was at the heart of more budget discussions Sept. 7 as officials try to balance serving residents while not increasing taxes....more >>

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District seeks stimulus funds for buildings

Goodrich-A $15.4 million bond extension OK'd by the district last month may sweeten district coffers following a special school board meeting on Tuesday night. By a 7-0 vote, the board passed a resolution to apply for Quality School Construction Bonds that if approved would drop the projected interest rate from about 5....more >>
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Roots: Discover family history

Brandon Twp.- Floyd Hubble died when his plane was shot down over France on July 4, 1944. Bev DeGraw knew little else about the uncle who perished when she was 6-years-old, as her grandmother couldn't bear to speak of him....more >>

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Library usage up, funds down

Budget cuts result in furlough days, less materials

Brandon Twp.-In tough economic times, libraries typically see increased patronage. The township library, 304 South St., is no exception to this rule— from 2006 to 2009, circulation has increased 51 percent here, and in 2010, circulation is up 9 percent over last year, says Director Paula Gauthier....more >>

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Medical marijuana:'More questions than answers'

Planning commission to deliberate ordinance

Just weeks before the Atlas Township Planning Commission grapples with recommendations for an ordinance to contend with medical marijiuana in the community—two raids of area medical marijuana dispensaries may make even foggier an already hazy issue....more >>
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Ortonville woman gets it right on 'Regis & Kelly' trivia

Francine Parry accomplished more than just a decent workout running on her treadmill Wednesday morning. The monotony of jogging in place coupled with a passion for the Regis and Kelly show paid some decent dividends at about 9:20 a....more >>

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Soccer coach Army bound

From the Goodrich soccer fields to the battle fields of Iraq—Ryan Pfeiffer—the head coach for the Martian JV boys' soccer team had a slight change of plans "I had every intention of coaching for the boys again this year but as the season started I was notified that I had been accepted to Army Flight School and I still needed to go to Military Intelligence School, said Pfeiffer....more >>

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Crime

Larceny On Aug. 23, a Genesee County sheriff's deputies from Atlas Township responded to the 600 block of Dutch Road for larceny. Renny hit On Aug 23, Michigan State troopers from Groveland Township responded to the Renaissance Festival following a hit-and-run report....more >>

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Blue Star flags

Brandon Township residents with a family member serving in the military are eligible to receive a free Blue Star flag. Township resident Alice Marsh supplies the service flags, first made popular during World War II when the flags were displayed in front windows....more >>

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Rotary Club scholarships

This year Rotary Club of Ortonville recognized five area-graduating seniors with scholarships to assist them in pursuit of higher education opportunities. The club awarded these dedicated students with their scholarships at an annual scholarship awards dinner in July with family and friends in attendance....more >>
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'People just can't afford the food and license for their pets'

Hadley Township resident Debbie Ford noticed the two dogs while walking a trail in the Ortonville Recreation Area. "They were very scared and quite skittish," said Ford, a township resident for 18 years and owner of four dogs....more >>
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Local team ready to: Run all out

Racers to appear on Speed channel

Lose the race, lose your ride. There's an auto racing concept where racers bet their car's "pink slip" or registration on one trip down a quarter-mile. The loser walks home. The concept spawned from street racing was moved to cable television a few years ago on the Speed Channel on Fox Sports....more >>
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New businesses coming to township

Three companies now eye M-15 development, construction soon

Brandon Twp.- An area developer has confirmed a national retail store will break ground in October near the corner of M-15 and the entrance to Brandon High School. Local developer Mike Riddle, of township-based Rison Construction and Lockwood LLC, said Dollar General received site plan approval from the township planning commission on Aug....more >>

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Briefs

Coffee hour There will be a coffee hour 9 a.m., Sept. 24, at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332....more >>

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Cigarettes stolen, Citgo gas station break-in

Ortonville- Thieves took 19 cartons of cigarettes and a case of lottery tickets after breaking into the Citgo gas station early Tuesday morning. According to police reports, at 3:50 a....more >>

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Groveland Township eyes policing options

Groveland Township officials continue to explore their options for law enforcement, and will now also consider consolidating fire services with other area townships. Township Supervisor Bob DePalma plans to meet with officials from Rose Township, Holly Township and the Village of Holly at 6:30 p....more >>

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Brandon Township cable review, evaluation complete

Brandon Twp.- The local cable station, OTV, and its staff including Coordinator Greg Normand, has received an evaluation that is mostly positive. The review of the cable access station was conducted by Jeff Malicke, the Brandon High School broadcasting teacher, earlier this summer and Township Supervisor Kathy Thurman released the report this week....more >>

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Three-year township budget plan takes shape

Brandon Twp.- After several months of workshops, a three-year budget plan was rolled out during the township board's latest strategic planning meeting Aug. 30. Boardmembers ticked down a list of multiple changes aimed at saving close to $500,000 over the next three years, which includes alterations to nine line items in revenue, and 56 expenditure line items....more >>
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Survey:don't reduce services, don't increase millages

Brandon Twp.- A recent township survey found an overwhelming number of respondents agree that police services are very important, but only half of them would be willing to pay an additional $28 per year to keep from reducing the number of officers....more >>
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'What a road he has taken...'

Brandon Twp.- Julie Boadway was one of many football fans in the stands Aug. 28, watching the Brandon Junior Blackhawks on their way to an easy home win over the Lapeer Steelers. Suddenly, it became more than just a game as she saw the boy wearing jersey #31, her son Matt Beaudry, take to the field for the extra point....more >>
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A furry friend

Xander Wolschleger of Clarkston feeds a llama at First Congregational Church's Annual Labor Day Fair and Classic Car Show....more >>
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End of an era

City turns out light on police

When the clock turned 11 p.m. on Friday, Clarkston Police Chief Dale LaCroix, Officer Jim Thompson, and a small crowd of well wishers raised their beers and toasted to a chapter closing in Clarkston....more >>

Schools delay sup't vote another week

Time is running out for Clarkston's search for a new superintendent. Meeting to discuss the two finalists, Sept. 2, Clarkston Board of Education decided to postpone selection so they can visit candidates' school districts....more >>

Second time around, vote is the same

Despite hopes of some city residents to salvage a police-saving millage through a ballot recount, the outcome of the Sept. 3 recount was the same. Residents voted on a general five mill increase, which officials say they would have used to saved the police....more >>
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Parading for Labor Day

Thousands of Clarkston friends and neighbors lined Main Street to watch the annual Labor Day Parade. Sponsored by Clarkston Rotary Club, dozens of community and school organizations, fire trucks, businesses, political candidates, and American Legion Post 63 color guard marched through downtown, to the delight of viewers young and old....more >>
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Boutique fashion show to benefit SCAMP

Clarkston Flower Shoppe is throwing its 2nd annual fashion show on Thursday, Sept. 16 to display its clothing boutique's fall lines while benefiting Clarkston SCAMP. The event will be held at 20 W....more >>
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Millstream

50 years of helping kids in trouble

Fifty years ago, smoking was pushing the limits of youth misbehavior. Challenges now include drugs, thefts, broken families, cyber bullying and other technology-based mischief. Clarkston Area Youth Assistance is still there to help....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Keeping the beat

For your half-time entertainment - the Clarkston High School Marching Band. For those unable to watch the band when they perform in England for the 25th Anniversary New Year's Day Parade - stop by the next home Wolves Varsity Football game on Sept....more >>
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Labor free

A summer tradition is visiting the First Congregational Church's Annual Labor Day Fair and Classic Car Show. Gray clouds and a chilly wind didn't keep people away from checking out classic cars, petting and feeding animals, listening to music and playing games....more >>
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After-parade Tea Party

About 260 people gathered at the old Independence Township hall on Main Street for an Independent Tea Party Patriots rally, after the Clarkston Labor Day Parade. "We are not a political party we're independent," said Kevin Chase, president of the organization....more >>

Major Knox links Clarkston to Civil Rights campaign

Last in a series on Major John Knox BY AL HESTER Special to the Clarkston News The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University houses the American Missionary Associaton archives, which include dozens of letters from teachers in Athens showing their general dedication....more >>
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Appreciation for help at concert

Dan Wung, president of Clarkston Area Lion Club, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Karen Kubucci, manager of Hamlin Pub, for donating to the Lions' food booth at the July 9 Concert in the Park....more >>
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Clarkston Village Players offers good 'Company'

Another birthday has gone by in Bobby's life and he's still a bachelor at 35. As his married friends surround him, Bobby will contemplate the pros and cons of married life. Will he stay single forever or make a birthday wish? Check it out in Clarkston Village Players in the musical "Company....more >>

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Ceremony for local patriot

Sashabaw Plains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, hosts an honorary grave-marking ceremony, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, Andersonville Cemetery, at the intersection of Andersonville, Big Lake, and Ridgewood roads in Davisburg....more >>

Clarkston church celebrates 125th anniversary

St. Trinity Lutheran Church in Independence Township will hold a 175th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 19. David P. E. Maier, president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Michigan District, will preach at the 8:15 a....more >>

Flag retirement

Campbell Richmond American Legion Post 63, 8047 Ortonville Road just north of I -75, hosts a flag retirement ceremony, 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. The public is invited to bring American flags they would like to retire, or take part in the ceremony....more >>

Sportsman's Swap

Oakland County Sportsmen's Club hosts its annual Sportsman's Swap Meet, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26. Merchandise includes guns, hunting equipment, fishing gear, and other sports equipment....more >>

Preserve projects

North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy hosts a Joint Workday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, at Kimball Preserve, southeast of I-75 and M-15. Projects for all ages include building a wetland walk, footbridge, and restoring paths....more >>
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Donations keep troops in touch

John Manzella of Oxford, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, knows how important keeping in touch with home is to troops overseas. To help them stay in contact with loved ones, he collects donations for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1995 "Teen returns from Japan full of memories" Jennifer Schneider spent five weeks in Japan as a representative of the 4H program. The 14 year old visited temples, Hokkaido Island, and a Labo camp, Japan's 4H equivalent....more >>
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In session: Students and staff back in action, Sept. 7

Summer ended yesterday for over 7,000 Lake Orion students, as they filtered back into elementary, middle and high schools. Lake Orion Review Facebook fans, like Terri K. and Peggy B....more >>

So long, Coach: Community bids farewell to a friend

Sal Agro. The name shows up again and again in The Lake Orion Review archives, and when it does, it's nearly always accompanied by a photo of the man surrounded by a group of young athletes....more >>
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Book sends anti-bullying message

What does it truly mean to be a hero? Is a hero the player who wins the game, or the person who stands up for what he believes is right? Just in time for back to school reading, local author Andrea Prostko hopes young people will ask themselves just such questions after they read her debut novel, Strike One! With a target audience of mid to upper elementary kids -- the "tweens" -- Strike One! tells the story of a fifth grade boy who must constantly struggle with the decision of whether to go along with his best friend Jacob, who is a bully, or stand up to him....more >>
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New Vacuum Works owner hosts reopening event

'Treat them right, they'll treat you right'

Ever have a good experience at Vacuum Works? Great, says new owner Stacy Schneider. He wants to offer the same hometown service. Maybe a few customers had a poor experience? "Anybody that might have had a bad experience: come on back and I'll make up for it," Schneider said, adding, "It's still a word of mouth kind of town....more >>
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Back to school!

The minute those big yellow buses pulled up, summer was officially over. Kids sobbed and parents rejoiced as Oxford's K-12 students went back to school Tuesday. Stayed tuned to the Oxford Leader throughout the year for the most complete school coverage anywhere....more >>

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Ex-firefighter threatens legal action if he doesn't get his job back

Roeher claims firing was result of chief's harassment, not alleged drunkeness

A former Oxford firefighter who was terminated in May after he allegedly reported for duty while intoxicated wants his old job back and he's hired a lawyer to get it. Ex-Capt. Terry Roeher, an 18-year veteran of the fire department, claims his firing was not the result of any wrongdoing on his part, but was instead the culmination of a campaign of "hostility" and "harassment" perpetrated against him by Fire Chief Pete Scholz....more >>

Terry Roeher's disciplinary history*

n May 13, 2010 Terminated for reporting to work May 9 while allegedly smelling of alcohol, intoxicated and unable to perform his duties. n March 12, 2010 Written warning for alleged "unprofessional behavior" towards members of the Oxford Police Department and the public while responding to a March 5 call....more >>
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600 lose power in village thanks to tree branch

Strong winds caused a tree branch to fall on some power lines late Tuesday afternoon, which led to the loss of electricity for about 600 customers in the Village of Oxford. The incident happened at 14 Dennison St....more >>
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Fund-raiser to pay medical bills for boy with heart defect

An Oxford family struggling to keep their 3-year-old son alive and healthy in spite of his severe heart defect needs the community's help to pay its medical bills. A fund-raiser for little Dylan Hixon will be held from 2-6 p....more >>
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Spending the summer with Oprah

Janelle Grai spent the summer working for the most powerful and influential person in the Free World. That's right, the 2007 Oxford High School graduate worked for Oprah Winfrey. From early May until early August, Grai lived in New York City where she interned at O, The Oprah Magazine, a monthly publication founded by the billionaire media mogul and television star....more >>
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Political novel based on real-life affair, author says

Assassinations. Race riots. Anti-war demonstrations. Violent clashes between police and protesters. This was the backdrop against which the 1968 U.S. presidential election was conducted....more >>
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Pursuit of perfection leads to natl. recognition

Mark Young's life is spent striving for perfection. Within the confines of his downtown Oxford jewelry shop, he toils on a daily basis, creating flawless works of art to be displayed on countless fingers, necks and wrists....more >>
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Winningest basketball coach in OHS history to join Hall of Fame

Ian Smith defined the term success for Oxford basketball coaches. He is the most successful basketball coach in Oxford High School history, but is also one of the most successful in the state of Michigan....more >>
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Born September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1911: Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.
1918: Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.In 1878, Bulgaria had no army. By 1913, it had one of the most formidable land forces in Europe.
1927: Babe Ruth hits his 60th homerun of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.
1935: George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess opens at the Colonial Theatre in Boston.
1938: Under German threats of war, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign an accord permitting Germany to take control of Sudetenland--a region of Czechoslovakia inhabited by a German-speaking minority.Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations, sold out the organization he had sworn to uphold.