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GM Orion Assembly plant expects to produce 160,000 vehicles a year

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor It wasn't too long ago the massive GM Orion Assembly plant on Brown Road sat idle, awaiting its fate as the automaker made crucial decisions about its future....more >>

Distracted Drivers can make M-24 a homegrown nightmare

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor When did it become blasé to simply drive a car? That is a question Lake Orion Police Department Chief of Police Jerry Narsh and his officers ask each day....more >>

Community Leader Spotlight

Linda Sickles, Director of the Orion Township Public Library

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Q: Describe your job? A: I oversee all the staff and, together, we determine what programs and services the library offers. I'm hired by the Library Board to administer their policies....more >>
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Florence dives into 91st birthday

By Megan Bildner Review Intern Jumping out of a plane? When most people think of how to celebrate their birthday, few think of such a stunt – let alone someone who is turning 91. But that is exactly what Florence Hill of Orion Township wanted to add to her long list of personal accomplishments....more >>
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Red bikes for bikes

Based on a very informal poll of 50 people, Lake Orion residents are puzzled by the new red bicycles placed around downtown. Few know what the bikes are supposed to do, if anything....more >>

L/S Pharmacy 'happily' open for customers

Despite rumors of its closing, L/S Pharmacy is still "happily open." "Our service, our prices and the way we treat our customers make us different," said Co-owner Luke Awdish. "Since we're an independent establishment, we treat our customers more than just a number in line....more >>
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After 80 years, Model T revisited

Local company produces authentic wood bodies for historic cars

Atlas Twp.- It's been more than 80 years since the last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line in Highland Park—where from 1909 to 1927 more than 15 million cars were produced. At least one estimate suggests more than 50,000 running Model Ts—in a variety of conditions, are still scattered across the country....more >>

New teen zone, expanded kids' activities, plus pub for adults

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Next week's Dragon on the Lake Festival, Aug. 26-28, should be the perfect antidote for teenage boredom. New to the event this year is a special teen zone, located on Broadway Street....more >>

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Valley Tent opens store in township

Atlas Twp.-Jeff Valley started the home tent buisiness in 1996 with two tents, earning some extra cash on the side. Fifteen years later, Valley rents more than 60 tents and 25 inflatables during peak season, utlizing eight delivery trucks to set up the equipment....more >>

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Coffee hour At 9 a.m., Aug.26, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted....more >>

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Village seeks interim administrator

Goodrich-The village council will seek resumes for a temporary village administrator. Council member Richard Saroli said the job opening will be listed in several local publications in an effort to fill the post....more >>

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Local near top in triathlon

Swim. Bike. Run. This phrase sums up Melany Diaz's summer so far. Diaz, a Goodrich High School student trained, competed and finished her first triathlon this past weekend in Chicago....more >>

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Brandon Fire chief to request millage rate hike

Brandon Twp.- Fire Chief David Kwapis will ask the township board and Ortonville Village Council to approve a .3000 mill increase for fire equipment and housing during a special joint meeting at 7 p....more >>

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Brandon Township police fund in trouble

Brandon Twp.- Tax more now, or ask voters for a tax increase later? That is the question township officials debated at their Aug. 8 budget workshop. The answer has yet to be determined....more >>
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Detroit on two wheels

John Teklinski is an explorer. But the quest of the 44-year-old Groveland Township man includes no mountains, oceans or wilderness for that matter—rather, an urban landscape that offers challenges ranging from dilapidated buildings to cultural differences to war zone-like streets....more >>
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'It is the east, and Juliet is the sun'

Shakespeare comes to the Goodrich Commons

By Ashley St. Aubin Staff Writer Mark ye calendars. The timeless William Shakespeare play "Romeo and Juliet" will be making its way to Goodrich for the very first Shakespeare in the Park....more >>

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Village taxes lowest in county

Goodrich- Village residents are paying the lowest amount of village taxes in Genesee County, according to a report issued last week. Karl Haiser, CPA, who was retained May 25 to review the village budget for 2011, attended the Monday meeting and discussed a Genesee County 2012 village operating millage survey with the council....more >>

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CreekFest won't float for 2012

Ortonville- Unless someone steps up to offer funding, it appears there will be no CreekFest next year. "Because of all the big projects we are doing in the area in 2012, the Downtown Development Authority will not be sponsoring CreekFest," said DDA Executive Director Molly Lalone....more >>
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Sheriff's deputies seek two suspects in M-15 road rage incident

Ortonville- Police are investigating a case of road rage that was caught on tape Tuesday. A video surveillance camera at C&J Oil Change, 150 S. Ortonville Road, captured the incident that occurred around 4 p....more >>

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Coffee hour At 9 a.m., Aug.26, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted....more >>

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Ferry Farms

The first new playground in Pontiac in 30 years is bringing smiles to the faces of kids and parents, thanks to the dedication of some Brandon Township residents. Alec DuBay, a 15-year-old township resident, helped construct a "super play structure" from July 15-18 on a lot located at the intersection of Ferry and Jessie in Pontiac....more >>

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Two youth sentenced in township CSC case

Two teenage boys who were accused of sexually assaulting three children in Brandon Township have been sentenced to juvenile probation. On Aug. 11, Sixth Circuit Court Judge Mary Ellen Brennan placed the boys, now 14- and 15-years-old, on intensive probation, the terms of which require them to receive sex offender counseling/treatment, as well as individual life counseling/therapy....more >>

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Brandon icers to join with Kearsley, Holly

It's all about survival. That is the reason the Brandon varsity hockey team must consolidate with players from the Kearsley and Holly school districts, Steve Yuchasz told the Brandon School Board during their Aug....more >>
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Good Times comes to Goodrich

The last Saturday in August is certain to bring warm temperatures and plenty of fun as one of the premiere summer events kicks off on Aug. 27 at Good Times in Goodrich. Hundreds are expected to gather in downtown Goodrich to watch the parade, enjoy a band or two, and visit with the locals....more >>

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Seven vie for one Goodrich School Board seat

By a 6-0 vote on Monday night the Goodrich School Board chose Howard "Chip" Schultz to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of trustee Michael Tripp on July 31. Seven candidates applied for the seat which will expire in November 2012....more >>

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Brandon School board candidates shoo-in for November

Brandon Twp.- Déjà vu. Kevin McClellan and Chris Yuchasz, current and former school boardmembers, appear to be guaranteed shoo-ins to open seats on the board for next term. As the deadline passed Aug....more >>

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Brandon Township Library budget discussed

Brandon Twp.- With a nearly $50,000 decline in revenue from last year, Library Director Paula Gauthier announced last month that the library would be open only five days a week beginning in January....more >>
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Medical marijuana dispensary debacle

It has been almost three years since Michigan voters approved the Michigan Medical Marijiuna Act and still the debate rages on over how those who need the drug obtain it in many communities throughout the state....more >>
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Local dies after crash

A 19-year-old Goodrich man was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into trees early Aug. 13 according to the Lapeer County Sheriff's Department....more >>

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Board approves new hires

Brandon Twp.- The school board unanimously approved the hiring of a new full-time athletic director, as well as a new assistant superintendent during their Aug. 15 meeting. Carole Beverwyk is the new assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and accountability, replacing Joanna McKinney, who resigned to take a position in the Birmingham School District....more >>

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Township, village approve fire millage increase

The Ortonville Village Council and the Brandon Township Board approved a .3 millage increase for the fire equipment and housing fund during a special joint meeting Aug. 15. The village council approved 6-0 the motion to increase the millage rate without any stipulations....more >>

Memorial gathering for Joan Esther Mendelsohn

Joan Esther Mendelsohn formerly of Northbrook, IL passed peacefully on July 27, 2011 at the age of 78. Joan is remembered by many loving friends and family for her dedication to helping others....more >>
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Kicking off the season

Alex Barta, playing in honor of Dorothy Junga, kicks a field goal for the Blue Team at Football for a Cure last Sunday....more >>

Lawyers offer free help on city budget

Clarkston's getting professional help to put together a three-year budget, and it's free. "It's not totally unusual for us to do one or two pro bonos a year," said Michael Boudreau of O'Keef & Associates Consulting, based in Bloomfield Hills....more >>
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Springfield harvest at market

The Springfield Farmers' Market is open for business, Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Shiawassee Nature Preserve, 12000 Davisburg Road. On Aug. 14, the market hosts the Harvest is Here Festival, with free workshops and information as well as activities and bouncehouse for the kids....more >>
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Summer splash for robotics team

The final two boat teams of the RUSH Regatte waded into the water waiting for the start of the race – Team 4, fastest so far, and Salty Barnacles, which won each on its races. Paddlers dug into Deer Lake and the race was on....more >>
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Clarkston camper gets plane pic

The Tackabury family of Clarkston had a little excitement during a trip up north on the Au Sable River, July 24. "My family and I were on a camping trip, fishing on the river about 200-300 yards away from the plane when it crashed," said Sharon Tackabury, who snapped photos as the plane splashed down....more >>
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Michigan-made sale

Shoppers enjoyed some Michigan-made refreshments and specials, Aug. 11, at Made in Michigan in downtown Clarkston. Clarkston Retailers Group organized the event, featuring 12 downtown businesses....more >>

Showcase house for SCAMP

Transformation of the 12-room Addis-Walter House, 44 East Washington in downtown Clarkston, will be unveiled Sept. 23. The 2011 Designer Showcase House Opening Night Benefit, 7-11 p....more >>
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Third Rock mixes classic, current rock hits

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer When Sam Mead was in the fourth grade he and another buddy decided it would be cool to start a band. "It was just me (on guitar) and him on drums," Mead said....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Life of music, ministry for teacher

When Barbara Nolin moved to Clarkston, she had one goal in mind. "My daughter lives here, Nan, and I wanted my grandchildren to know me," said Nolin, 86. "I've lived here 15 years – mission accomplished....more >>
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Group helps dreams come true

When 11-year old Kayla Goeringer, a student at Everest Academy, began having swelling in her ankle two years ago, she thought it was nothing more than a bump. Soon after, she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma....more >>
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Dog days in the park

Dan Sherman and his dog Hailey take a break in their walk to enjoy last Friday's concert in Depot Park....more >>
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Stylist picks hometown to start career

Megan Best, Clarkston resident for 19 years, recently joined Pink the Salon in Clarkston, 7151 N. Main Street. "My parents live here, my brother lives here – this is where I grew up," Best said....more >>
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Third Rock in the park

Both new and old rock and roll hits could be heard from Depot Park Friday night as Third Rock, youth band from Clarkston Junior High, played a charity concert for Lend a Helping Hand....more >>

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Grant for Springfield

Faced with the loss of a $2,000 state grant for trees, Springfield Township Board came up with a new plan. The Department of Natural Resources grant was originally intended for Dixie Highway and I-75....more >>

Women's sports leagues at Clintonwood Park

Independence Township Parks and Recreation has openings for Fall Women's and Co-Rec Volleyball leagues, and Women's 30 and Over Soccer League. The Women's Soccer League is still accepting teams for the fall season, Aug....more >>

Main Street safety

Clarkston Mayor Joe Luginski is setting up a subcommittee to look at ways to slow traffic on Main Street, such as crosswalk stripes, solid white lines to narrow main street, and posting electronic "your speed is" signs in downtown....more >>

Founders family picnic

The 125th Davis-Losee-Erwin Cousins Annual Picnic is Sunday, Aug. 21, at Springfield Oaks County Park. Descendants of Davisburg founders Cornelius Davis and Isaac Losee, and early settlers, the Erwins, have organized a picnic in Davisburg every year in August since 1886....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Radiothon tugs at the heart strings" Clarkston parents Mike and Nancy Weightman hosted their sixth annual radiothon on WCSX-FM, a music rock station. The radiothon raised money for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan....more >>
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Close call in cemetery as tree falls on woman

A longtime Oxford resident had a brush with death Aug. 10 that was definitely ironic, but fortunately, not tragic. Ruth Wright sustained only minor injuries after a large tree limb – estimated to be about 50 feet long and 15 inches in diameter – struck her as it fell to the ground in the Oxford Township cemetery located on the south side of W....more >>

Twp. hikes sewer rates

Beginning in October, Oxford Township sewer customers will see an increase in their biannual bills due to rising costs from Detroit and Oakland County. Township officials last week voted 5-1 to raise the non-metered sewer charge from $67 to $86 per Residential Equivalent Unit (REU) per six-month billing cycle....more >>
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Stanley Cup coming to 24th Street

Even though Wildcat football season is in high gear, hockey will be the focus for one night in August as the ultimate prize for players in the National Hockey League will be visiting downtown Oxford....more >>
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Deputy seeks pledges for 9/11 memorial ride

Ten years later, it's a frightening and sad memory that continues to haunt many Americans – commercial airplanes hijacked by Islamic terrorists crashing into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field in Pennsylvania....more >>

District explains ACT, indicates scores actually up

For Oxford High School students who plan to attend a college or university, the 2011 ACT scores actually went up. That was part of the presentation made by Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Dr....more >>
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Gayle Schlicht 'was just a diehard Oxford guy'

Gayle Stanley Schlicht never craved the spotlight or sought accolades for his considerable involvement in this community. From helping preserve local history to promoting youth sports, the lifelong Oxford resident simply did whatever needed to be done for the betterment of the hometown he loved so much....more >>

Twp. ponders creating ordinance for electric vehicle charging stations

Auto companies like General Motors, Ford and Nissan predict that by 2020 at least 10 percent of their overall sales will be electric vehicles. In an effort to be proactive regarding this future trend, Oxford Township officials last week voted 6-0 to refer to its planning commission, for review and consideration, the idea of creating an ordinance to regulate charging stations for electric vehicles....more >>

Village continues to pursue grants for speed sign

Oxford Village officials appear to be on-board with the idea of obtaining a speed sign to aid the police department's enforcement efforts, but they would rather see grant money pay for it as opposed to local tax dollars....more >>

$523K in road work ahead for Leonard's Forest St.

The sights and sounds of road construction will be present in the Village of Leonard next month as a 1.03-mile stretch of Forest St. undergoes some badly-needed reconstruction and resurfacing....more >>
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Firefighters hose cops 17-9

For 364 days out of the year, the Oxford Fire Department and Oxford Village Police Department work together to safeguard the lives and property of citizens. But there's one day when they put down their hoses and handcuffs, take off their badges and do battle on the field of honor at Seymour Lake Township Park....more >>
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Happy 91st birthday, now open your parachute!

By Megan Bildner Review Intern Jumping out of a plane? When most people think of how to celebrate their birthday, few think of such a stunt – let alone someone who is turning 91. But that is exactly what Florence Hill, of Orion Township, wanted to add to her long list of personal accomplishments....more >>
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Born November 29th
1898: C.S. Lewis, Christian writer.
1900: Mildred Elizabeth Sisk, aka Axis Sally, Nazi propagandist.
1908: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., politician and Civil Rights leader.
1911: Konrad Fuchs, German atomic physicist.
1918: Madeleine L'Engle, writer (A Wrinkle in Time).
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in history
1929: Commander Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.
1931: The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.
1939: Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.
1948: The Metropolitan Opera is televised for the first time as the season opens with Othello.
1948: The popular children's television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres.