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Alleged burglar nabbed with $74K in items from village biz

A Dec. 27 traffic stop in Orion Township resulted in the arrest of a 42-year-old Detroit man who allegedly stole more than $74,000 in items from a manufacturing facility in the Village of Oxford....more >>

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Alleged burglar nabbed with $74K in items from village biz

A Dec. 27 traffic stop in Orion Township resulted in the arrest of a 42-year-old Detroit man who allegedly stole more than $74,000 in items from a manufacturing facility in the Village of Oxford....more >>

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Chamber seeks nominees for community awards

Do you know someone who deserves an award for all their contributions to the community? Don't keep it to yourself, tell the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Now through Tuesday, Jan. 4, the chamber is taking nominations for awards to be presented at its "First Annual 'Red Carpet' Chamber Appreciation and Commuinity Dinner and Awards Gala....more >>

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Pedestrian killed jaywalking

Victim was wearing dark clothing in an unlit area

A 51-year-old Oxford Village resident was killed Dec. 23 as she attempted to jaywalk across M-24, south of Market St., at night. Karen Patricia Reynolds was pronounced dead at POH Regional Medical Center in Pontiac after she was struck by two vehicles around 5:41 p....more >>

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Author offers life lessons for youth

A former Oxford resident has published a new novel designed to inspire young adults to actively seek happiness rather than just waiting for it to find them. "The biggest lesson is that it's an individual's responsibility to make themselves happy," said author Jim Shaw, who resided in Oxford from 1973 until 2000....more >>

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Hail to the champs!

2010 was a great year to be a seventh-grade girl who loves playing basketball. Not only did the middle school team go undefeated, but a group of eight seventh-grade girls took their skills up to Cage Sports in Swartz Creek and dominated the competition....more >>

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Land gift for OXFD

Christmas is over with, but the Oxford Fire Department has one more present under the tree and it's a big one. Jack McMahon, owner of the Oxford McDonald's, donated approximately 3....more >>

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OES experiences the marketplace

Fifth-graders in Kristen Rhoades class at Oxford Elementery School received some first hand experience on product development and marketing from members of Oxford High School's DECA Club....more >>

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Shots fired Brandon Twp.- Oakland County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 2500 block of Buckeye Drive in the Sashabaw Meadows Mobile Home Park at about 11:05 p.m., Dec. 28 for a report of shots fired....more >>

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Council split on village study

A proposal to study the inner workings of the village was tabled by the village council on Dec. 13 by a 3-2 vote. Council members Phil Jackson, Pete Morey and Richard Horton voted no....more >>
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Constitution art lands GMS student on top

Goodrich Middle School eighth grader Matilyn McKinney demonstrated her artistic skills and patriotism recently. McKinney participated in the Fourth Annual Constitution Day Poster Contest, along with classmates and students nationwide....more >>
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Former township supervisor dedicated to community, family

Former Atlas Township Supervisor, soldier and family man Jim Hempton's commitment to the community will long be remembered by those that served with him and whose lives he touched....more >>
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The sounds of history—playing the past

'If you wanted to hear the 1610 Vespers, you couldn't just hit a link'

On an early January evening almost exactly one year ago in a church in New York City, a group of performers recreated music that originated 400 years prior. Not an easy feat when you consider that no recordings exist from that time, some of the instruments from that period essentially disappeared and had to be recreated, and performers who know how to play some of those instruments well are rare....more >>

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Crime

Too much On Dec. 11, at 11 p.m., a Brandon deputy was advised to be on the lookout for a possible drunk driver that was northbound on Ortonville Road. A witness was following and said the vehicle was all over the road....more >>

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Luminaries Ortonville- Tonight, Christmas Eve, the streets of the village will glow with luminaries with the help of volunteers. The village council will line Mill, Church, South, James, Schoolhouse and Edwards streets with the luminaries, but are seeking volunteers to light them at 5:30 p....more >>

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Man pleads guilty in Brandon Township CSC case

Michael Daniel Girgenti pleaded guilty Dec. 9 to a charge of criminal sexual conduct, second degree, stemming from an incident involving an 11-year-old township girl in August. Girgenti made the plea in front of Sixth Circuit Court Judge Shalina Kumar....more >>

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GEA, district ink four year contract

Goodrich- Following a closed session on Monday night, the school board voted 7-0 to approve a four year contract with the Goodrich Teachers Association. The 105 district teachers had been working without a contract for about a year-and-a-half—which featured several informational pickets along with a host of negotiations....more >>

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Commercial rezoning denied

Brandon Twp.- Not normal. This is what Attorney Joe Viviano calls the situation that currently exists between his client, Mark Cherry, and the township. Cherry, the owner of Country Oaks Landscape Supply, 3967 Seymour Lake Road, has a consent judgement to operate his business in a residential area....more >>
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Students fill bus with toys for tots

A crowded school bus can be rather hectic. But earlier this month a jam-packed bus was bursting at the seams—and many are pretty happy. The Goodrich High School Student Council joined a county-wide fundraiser titled "Fill the Bus....more >>

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Recall language approved by county—175 signatures sought

A recall petition filed challenging a Goodrich official has been approved. The petition was approved 2-0 on Dec. 20 by Genesee County Clerk Michael Carr and Chief Probate Judge Jennie Barkey....more >>

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Recall language approved by county—175 signatures sought

A recall petition filed challenging a Goodrich official has been approved. The petition was approved 2-0 on Dec. 20 by Genesee County Clerk Michael Carr and Chief Probate Judge Jennie Barkey....more >>

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District halts Schools of Choice

Goodrich- Doors closed. That's the word from district superintendent John Fazer who announced that Schools of Choice enrollment in the district will be halted for the second semester due to raising class size....more >>

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Park problems frustrate board

Brandon Twp.- The township board has been divided this year on spending money at the community park, but on Monday night, they were united in their opposition to another park expenditure request....more >>
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White Christmas sure bet

Santa, don't forget the sleds. A white Christmas in Ortonville and Goodrich is assured thanks to continuing cold temperatures and a Dec. 12 storm that dumped six to eight inches of snow in the area....more >>
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Signs of the season

From left, Trey Pochmara, Keehan Lavell, Katie Fisher, Alexis Simonini and Ava Boehler perform with their classmates at The Learning Experience's "Twas the Night Before Christmas" show, Dec....more >>

Rescue plan falls short for parks

Independence Township Trustee David Lohmeier's bid to save Deer Lake Beach and Fourth of July festivities was shattered in a tie vote, Dec. 21. Lohmeier and Trustees Larry Rosso and Neil Wallace voted in favor, while Supervisor Dave Wagner, Treasurer Curt Carson, and Trustee Mark Petterson voted "no....more >>
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Food donations fill pantry shelves

Arms filled with toys, Clarkston Medical Group staff took a break, Dec. 23, to help local folks in need. They presented toys and $800 donations to Lighthouse Emergency Services on Sashabaw Road and Independence Township Senior Center's Bucks for Buses program....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Tigers enjoy Christmas treats

Teachers and parent volunteers led lots of fun games and activities for students at Pine Knob Elementary, Dec. 16. Kids also enjoyed lots of pizza and cookies, as well as bowls of fruit....more >>
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Christmas spirit on stage

Children and staff of The Learning Experience, 7210 Sashabaw Road, 248-625-5285, starred in "Twas the Night Before Christmas," Dec. 17. Over 500 people watched the Christmas Extravaganza at Clarkston Community Church....more >>
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Man of snow

Sam, 6, Evelyn, 3, and Ella Chick, 8, of Clarkston took advantage of recent snowfalls to build "Snowy," the snowman....more >>

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New Year's baby sought

With the New Year will soon come the first baby of 2011 in Clarkston. We at The Clarkston News thinks that's pretty special, and want to award that baby and his or her parents something special! New parents living in our readership area, Clarkston, Independence Township, and Springfield Township, contact us as soon as your new bundle of joy arrives....more >>

Sheriff contract OK'd

Independence Township approved the 2011 contract with Oakland County Sheriff Office, voting 5-2. Trustees David Lohmeier and Mark Petterson voted against the contract. The contract supplies 27....more >>

Free classes at library

Independence Township Library kicks off its Mind and Body Program series with a Self-Defense Sample Class, 7-8 p.m., Jan. 5, at Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. The free programs and samples are to help people make informed decisions about health and fitness, and keep their New Year's resolutions....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1995 "School growth expected to continue" Despite the trend in southeast Michigan for shrinking household sizes, Clarkston was expected to need more elementary school space....more >>
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Slip-sledding away

The sledding hill at Jessie Decker Park was getting rave reviews from adults and kids alike, including Jake and Connor Posey, pictured here, who went slip-sledding down its slope - despite temperatures that hovered around 20 degrees - earlier this week....more >>

Schools begin superintendent search

By Laura Colvin Review editor Marion Ginopolis doesn't have any place to be July 1. The news came as a relief to Lake Orion Community Schools' Board of Education, whose members recently took the first steps toward finding a permanent replacement for former Superintendent Ken Gutman....more >>

Budget approved, township to 'spend down' huge fund balance

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review staff writer Officials in Orion Township have calculated, ironed out, and approved their 2011 budget. At the Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Dec....more >>
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2010 unfolds

This week, come along as The Review recounts the places and faces that filled our pages in the first half of 2010 for Year in Review, part I: Jan. 6 A cougar in Lake Orion? - Pam Cheney, a Keatington subdivision resident, found large cat tracks in her back yard belonging to what she thought was a cougar and her neighbor claimed to have seen the big cat at about 7:30 one morning....more >>
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Rent-to-own business?

Schneider says landlords must act as banks

Traditionally, the nexus of the landlord-tenant relationship has been one thing and one thing only the rent. Beyond that monthly check, the two didn't get involved in each other's financial matters....more >>
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1869: John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
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1952: The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.
1954: In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.
1973: A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria. Sacrificial stand in the Golan Heights.
1983: A truck filled with explosives, driven by a Moslem terrorist, crashes into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The bomb kills 237 Marines and injures 80. Almost simultaneously, a similar incident occurs at French military headquarters, where 58 die and 15 are injured.
4004: According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.