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Two area riders honored

Two area youth received honors recently from the Michigan Association of Speed Horses/Statewide Gymkhana Riders. Trisha Dommer of Goodrich was named Junior Reserve Champion. She has been riding since age 4 and comes from a family of horse riders and trainers....more >>

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Teens for Christ At 7 p.m., Nov. 6, the United Methodist Men will host "Worth Everything" at the Goodrich United Methodist Church 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich. The group consists of 70-80 teens that do an inspirational concert and skit program....more >>

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Crime

Against the wall On Oct. 27, at 10:20 p.m., Brandon deputies responded to the 2200 block of Ironwood for a possible breaking and entering in progress. The complainant is an employee of the mobile home park and said he saw a silhouette in the bedroom window of a bank-owned home....more >>
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Scott's Barbershop

Since 1919 someone has been cutting hair downtown at 10233 Hegel Road. "I'm the fourth barber in this building in more than 90 years," said Scott Hagenbuch, a Flushing native who took over for Ken Seams, who semi-retired earlier this year....more >>
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Business & Career Center grand opening at library

Brandon Twp.- Out of work or needing a better job? Looking to change careers or start your own business? Township residents exploring employment options can find a wealth of resources in the Business and Career Center, which will have a grand opening from 7:30 a....more >>

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Coffee hour There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and enjoy sweet treats and conversation....more >>

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Three suspected in series of home invasions

Sgt. David Dwyre of the Genesee County Sheriff's Department said two juveniles, both 14-years-old and students in the Goodrich School Disrtict, along with a 19-year-old Goodrich man, were arrested last month, suspected in a series of home invasions along Hegel Road in Goodrich....more >>

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Brandon Twp. Library looking for a few more pen pals

Brandon Twp.- A postcard from Germany arrived at the library recently. The message on it was written by Mahsu M., a fifth-grade student who lives in a flat in Bad Salzuflen. "My hobby is play football," reads the postcard....more >>

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Super Drunk—super fines, jail time for some

A few too many may end up being too many for the court system. That's what Genesee County defense attorney and Goodrich resident Jay Clothier is grappling with as the new Super Drunk law went into effect this past Sunday....more >>
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Traditional northern deer camps fading? Hunters take aim south

In the 1950s, Goodrich resident Larry Tison recalls making the four hour trek north to deer camp via M-15 before I-75 was built. "We camped in trailers, tents and even in the back of cars," said Tison, 67....more >>

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Two incumbents ousted in Goodrich—new look for council

The Goodrich Village Council will have a new look. Newcomers Doug McAbee gained 383 votes (23 percent) and Phil Jackson garnered 336 votes (20 percent), ousting incumbent council president Edmund York, 282 votes (17 percent), along with Dave Lucik, 311 votes (18 percent)....more >>

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'I believe people just want to see change...'

Voter turnout high in Nov. 2 election

If you are a registered voter in Groveland Township and didn't cast a ballot Tuesday, you were in the minority. Clerk Pam Mazich reported that out of 4,223 registered voters in the township, 2,171, or 51....more >>
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BHS presents segments of five classics on stage

Brandon Twp.- Art imitates life in the upcoming Brandon High School play, "Spotlight on Broadway III," set to take the stage at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, 12, and 13 at the BHS Performing Arts Center, 1025 S....more >>

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The Harlem Ambassadors

At 7 p.m., tonight, Oct. 30, the Harlem Ambassadors will visit Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. The Harlem Ambassadors feature ball-handling tricks and comedy routines....more >>

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Harlem Ambassadors Tour At 7 p.m., today the Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting at Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. The Harlem Ambassadors will features ball-handling tricks and comedy routines....more >>

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Crime

Gas and go On Oct. 19, a Brandon deputy responded to the 3600 block of Dartmouth for malicious destruction of property to a vehicle. The complainant said overnight someone removed the gas cap from his truck and drilled a hole into the bottom of the gas tank that he had just filled with $60 of gas....more >>
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New deli now a cut above at Bueche's

Groveland Twp.-Remodeling can have a vast improvement on the overall atmosphere of a business and greatly improve customer satisfaction, even if only one part of the business is remodeled....more >>

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Coffee hour There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 26 at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is invited to enjoy conversation and sweet treats. Details: 248-627-4332....more >>

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Cable franchise fee collection yields $70K surplus

Otonville- The cable has been tabled. At the village council meeting Oct. 25, councilmembers voted 5-2 to postpone a decision on what to do with $70,000 in surplus cable franchise fees....more >>

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Fraud advisory: Beware of work-from-home scams

Brandon Twp.- In the current economy, help wanted ads aren't what they used to be. But despite the scarcity of traditional employment, work-at-home opportunities seem to abound. Beware....more >>

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Township to consider additional cell tower

The planning commission received an application in October for a new cell tower proposed by AT&T to be erected near Burpee Road between Gale and Vassar roads. The 177-foot structure, to be built and owned by Indiana-based Fortune Wireless Corporation, is necessary, according to the application submitted to the township, to meet coverage objectives reducing dropped calls....more >>

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Private roads, public problem

Brandon Twp.- There are more than 160 private roads in the township. Property owners on those roads are left to decide how to maintain them— who plows the snow in the winter, who grades the road in the summer, how often work is done, how much to pay for the work....more >>
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'If it weren't for OCEF, I don't know what we would do'

Brandon Twp.- Amy Leinenger's daughter's 12th birthday was Tuesday, but due to financial hardship, the single mom had to tell her pre-teen that she couldn't afford to buy her a gift....more >>
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Fun for all

Many children with special needs such as wheelchairs, crutches or blindness don't get to go trick-or-treating on Halloween. Motorcycle enthusiast Kaz Mamon makes it his mission to fix that, leading the Halloween Mamon Ride for the past 15 years....more >>

Bisio wins in close vote

Voters also return incumbents to office

A razor thin margin sent write-in candidate Richard Bisio to Clarkston City Council, joining incumbents Charles Inabnit and Peg Roth. "It was very tight – he won by about three votes," said Clarkston Clerk/Treasurer Jan Gillespie, Wednesday morning....more >>
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Archbishop joins pro-life protest

As the local 40 Days for Life abortion protest came to a close, hundreds gathered on Sashabaw Road to pray with Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Oct. 30. "It's great of him to come here and support us," said Debbie Riccardo, local organizer....more >>

Consolidation idea for senior busing

A task force is checking into consolidating Independence Township's senior busing with North Oakland Transportation Authority. "NOTA offers service to more than seniors," said Bart Clark, member of an Operation Review Task Force, created by Independence Township Board....more >>

Richardson decides against retirement

News of Linda Richardson's retirement was greatly exaggerated. "I sent an e-mail to the board that I was rescinding my notice, so now they're stuck with me whether they want it or not," the Department of Public Works director said with a laugh....more >>
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Alpha Club students help neighbor in need

Clarkston Elementary's Alpha Club looked local for its first community service project – Autumn Years Elderly Care Home, across the street from the school on Eastlawn Avenue. "They're doing good work, they're very productive," said Laura Burrum, leader of the Clarkston Area Optimist Club school group, along with Amy Wilson....more >>
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Clerks help recover cash

When Lawna Bowren of Independence Township saw some money lying on the ground while filling up her car, Oct. 18, she wanted to be helpful. She asked a man passing by if the money, about $140, was his....more >>
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In front are first place winners Debbie Trahey, Gillian and Dawn Anderson along with their “Weiner Patrol,” Lily Stotz and her dog Winston, “King of Poop Scooping” Cory Johnston and his Royal Guard, wife Robyn, and their Three Musketeer dogs, Sonny, Riley and Sadie. In back, judges Mayor Steve Arkwright, Kevin Harrison, Peggy Roth, with volunteers Shamus and Sean Rush. (click for larger version)

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A howling good time

Dogs and their owners enjoyed a "Howl-O-Ween" parade and Pooch Expo in downtown Clarkston on Oct. 30. Pet owners took their dogs to various vendors for tasty halloween treats. The event included costume judging for both pets and owners in three different categories: best owner pet look alike, most humorous,and best overall....more >>
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Colorers win Halloween contest

From left are Clarkston News Halloween Coloring Contest winners Libby Larkins, 7, Gavin Palm, 4, and Alexis Leinenger, 9. The young artists gathered at sponsor Home Town Pizza to receive their $25 prizes....more >>
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Playwright wins award

Christine Manzagol watched as her murder-mystery came to life on the stage. It was how she imagined it would be when she was writing the scenes. "It's a dream come true," said Manzagol....more >>
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Ghosts, witches and Word Wall, oh my!

Pine Knob Elementary classrooms looked different on Oct. 29. Instead of students there were superheroes, fairies, movie and cartoon characters in the seats. The students enjoyed dressing up, playing games and eating treats during their Halloween parties....more >>
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'A Nice Family Gathering' with village players

Whether it is the "middle child syndrome," the wealthy but still in need brother, the sister with the secret, or the elderly parent "losing it," Clarkston Village Players' "A Nice Family Gathering" is a heart touching comedy every family can relate to....more >>
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Party all night long

Clarkston Tap on M-15 and Shotmakers Lounge at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center off Maybee Road offered Halloween night life fun this past weekend. Partiers at the Tap enjoyed food, drinks, DJ music, and karaoke, along with a best costume contest on Friday night....more >>
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New author tells tale of adventurous ferrets

After 10 years in the automotive industry and a year as a business entrepreneur, Jamie Arms of Independence Township is now an author. His topic: two talking ferrets and their quest to reach a local fair....more >>
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Fun in the Friendly Forest

Costumed kids and their parents filled Clintonwood Park for Friendly Forest, Oct. 23. Over 25 Junior Optimists and Octagon Club members volunteered to bring the forest to life. The Clarkston Area Optimist Club and Independence Parks and Recreation organized the event....more >>
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Local bankers honored for volunteer work

Thomas Koons of Clarkston, fourth from right, holding #26 jersey, was honored at a recent Detroit Tigers game for his volunteer work. Thomas and eight of his colleagues at Comerica Bank were honored as the bank's top volunteers....more >>
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Helping with hair

Sydney Jensen, 11, sixth grader at Sashabaw Middle School, cut off 12 inches of hair and donated it to Wigs for Kids. She went to Belleza Salon where Kelly Forbes cut Sydney's hair, free of charge....more >>

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Coats drive

Donate new or clean, gently used coats in the Coats for the Cold drive, sponsored by Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Nov. 1-30. Local drop-off sites include Real Estate One, 31 S....more >>

Block grants

Springfield Township Board OK'd $34,890 in Community Development Block Grant funds, Oct. 14. Of the total, $6,978 goes to planning, $10,467 for public services, and $17,445 for street improvements in low- and moderate-income areas of the township....more >>

Dancing dogs

Dogs compete in the Awesome Pawsome Freestyle Dog Dance Competition at Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 6-7. "This is a very fun, unique event....more >>

CAYA annual meeting

Clarkston Area Youth Assistance hosts its annual meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road. Keynote speaker is Billie Pambid, director of Renaissance High School in Clarkston....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1995 "School staffing levels keep on growing" Growing pains continued to force Clarkston School Board to spend money, on a new part-time principal, clerk, and computer equipment....more >>

Voter voices resonate from polls

Bill and Donna Smith of Lake Orion arrived at Lake Orion United Methodist Church – Precinct 12 – ready to vote. "Enough is enough," said Donna. "We want to see some change – a different kind of change....more >>

Business plans transformation for 'eyesore of the community'

If everything goes according to plan, Milosch's Palace Chrysler Jeep Dodge will transform an environmentally-polluted community eyesore into a state-of-the-art body shop and bring 50-80 new jobs to Orion Township in the not-too-distant future....more >>
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'Temporary interim' super appointed

Outgoing Superintendent Ken Gutman will officially hit the road Nov. 5, but the Lake Orion Community Schools' Board of Education is still searching for an interim superintendent, and aiming to hire a permanent replacement for Gutman by June 2011....more >>

Library budget reads like a book

Staffers continually look for ways to tighten the belt as revenues drop, expenses go up

Fifty-two thousand dollars in library late fees? It may sound like something from a nightmare for the typically tardy, but the Orion Township Library actually expects to collect about $52,000 in late fees this year....more >>
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School's $50k technology program raises questions

Where's the plan? Where's the preparation? Where's the communication? That's what School Boardmember Jim Weidman wanted to know about a $50,000 technology pilot starting in the second quarter for seventh graders at Waldon Middle School....more >>
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Cutting a rug for charity

Instructors at Orion Township's Elegance in Motion dance studio are teaching local celebrities to shake their groove thing and it's all for a good cause. For the second year in a row, instructors are donating their time and talents for a local Dancing With the Stars charity event....more >>

New drunk driving law takes effect

There's no such thing as a safe drunk driver, but there is such a thing as an extremely dangerous drink driver, said Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh. And now, under a new state law, anyone caught driving with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of ....more >>

Orion Art Center looking for new members

The Orion Art Center invites community members to join the OAC as it embarks on its 32nd year of service to the north Oakland county area. The non profit organization holds true to the mission of bringing all forms of art to the community with art exhibits, classes for children and adults, summer arts camps, special student shows and competitions, demonstrations, musical performance, exchange band hosting, special events and the Dragon on the Lake community festival....more >>

Briefly: Cops want coats

The Oakland County Sheriff's office is holding its 24th annual "Coats for the Cold" coat drive now through Nov. 30. New or clean used coats can be dropped off at any of nearly 50 locations around Oakland County, including the Orion Township Sheriff's Substation, 2525 Joslyn Road....more >>

Briefly: Send photos for the Buck Pole

Bag the deer of your dreams? Let the Review help share the news. Send photos of you and your trophy to lakeorionreview@sbcglobal.net (attached as high-resolution jpegs) along with some information about the hunt....more >>

Briefly: NOTA's new address

Earlier this month, NOTA's board of directors voted to move operations from the Crossroads for Youth campus on Drahner Road to a 2,000-square-foot space at 945 S. Glaspie Road in the Village of Oxford....more >>
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Missed it by that much!

Police tax hike fails by just two votes

For those who have ever wondered if their vote actually matters, just ask Oxford Township officials. Their proposed five-year, 0.75-mill increase for police services failed by just two votes in Tuesday's general election....more >>
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$200 reward offered for candy thieves

It's one of the most despicable crimes and an Oxford father is looking to bring the perpetrators to justice. Jeff Bailey is offering a $200 reward for the successful identification of three high school-age girls who threatened his 12-year-old daughter on Halloween night, then stole her candy....more >>

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Another movie in the pits

More movie magic happened in Oxford Township on Monday as yet another film was shot using one of the community's famed gravel-mining properties as a location. Part of "Close Quarters," a movie for the Lifetime Television network, was filmed on the 1,200-acre Koenig Sand & Gravel property located along Lakeville Rd....more >>

Fire destroys Maloney Ave. home, owner okay

A 78-year-old Oxford woman is alive and well, but unfortunately her home is a total loss after a fire destroyed it Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 515 Maloney Ave....more >>

Family seeks lost dog

The Greening family is looking for the community's help to find their lost dog Rex. Rex is a friendly, one-year-old yellow Mastiff terrier mix who weighs between 70-80 pounds. He was wearing a blue collar that had an identification tag....more >>
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Votes needed to win DWTS contest

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor She won't get to boogie with the stars on television, but Oxford resident Sherry Book-Atyeo's idea could win her a trip to Hollywood to see her vision danced to life....more >>

Village working on proposal to police twp. again

It's been 10 years since Oxford Township was policed by a locally-based law enforcement agency. Despite that, Keith Redlin would like to see local blues once again patrolling the township instead of county browns....more >>

Sheriff submits proposal to take over village policing

Clarkston did it. Pontiac is in the process of doing it. Could the Village of Oxford be the next community to contract with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department? A proposal to provide both police and dispatch services was submitted to the village last week by the county....more >>

Walkability expert to assess downtown

For those who walk and ride bicycles, M-24 is a man-eating beast that must be battled just to get from Point A to Point B in downtown Oxford. Many local officials, business owners and citizens have tried to tame the beast, but all have failed....more >>

Mixed opinions, lots of questions on MM dispensaries

There was no shortage of questions or opinions as the Oxford Township Planning Commission listened Oct. 28 to what the public and their counterparts from the village had to say, pro and con, about its proposed ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries....more >>
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Bridge makes 'structurally deficient' list

Road commission says there's no 'immediate danger'

It seems like Oxford's always making lists these days. Unfortunately, it just made one that's not good to be on. A bridge located on Maloney Ave. (north of W. Drahner Rd.) made the list of 3,055 bridges throughout Michigan that are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete....more >>
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Pedaling for pizza in Oxford

Main Street Bicycles in Oxford was filled with the smells of bike oil and greasy pizza as 30 kids got in one last bike ride on Friday, Oct. 29 before old man winter set in. The idea, Pedal for Pizza, was started by Oxford Middle School teacher Neil Peruski....more >>
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