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Fire it up...

Go green, go white - the freshly landscaped Children's Park in Downtown Lake Orion hosted a special pep rally last week to celebrate the upcoming high school fall sports season and school year....more >>

DEQ completes analysis of Eagle Valley expansion

Nearly everything is in place for the expansion of Waste Management's Eagle Valley Landfill in Orion Township, with the exception of a permit to increase its capacity from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)....more >>

$3 million in school repairs, upgrades done

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor School's been out for the summer, but it hasn't been a vacation for everyone. Construction crews and technology specialists have been busy throughout the Lake Orion Community Schools district to complete "priority" projects on buildings and grounds, plus significantly upgrade the computing and communications environment....more >>
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Marching band working on 'Femme Fatale'

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review A constant beat of music has filled the air on the Lake Orion High School campus and nearby neighborhoods this summer as the marching band prepares for its 2011 season of competitions, football games and other events....more >>
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It's all about healthy pets at local store

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review At Orion Healthy Pets, located on M-24 in Lake Orion, providing local dogs and cats with better food is the company's highest priority....more >>

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 >>

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Rally towels on sale for Lake Orion-Oxford gridiron clash

Lake Orion fans looking for a unique collectible from this week's football game versus the Oxford Wildcats can purchase a Rally Towel at the event. The design showcases the much-anticipated "Battle of the Blue Turf" and second year of the renewed rivalry, as well as the start of the Dragons' defense of their 2010 Division I title....more >>

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Staff associate added to schools

At last week's school board meeting, Lake Orion Community Schools Superintendent Marion Ginopolis announced the district is adding an additional staff associate at all elementary schools to monitor lunches and recesses....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 >>

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Coffee Hour At 9 a.m., Sept. 30, 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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Goodrich Martian pair Big Ten bound

Two Lady Martians basketball players have caught the attention of two Big Ten schools. Goodrich High School juniors, Taylor Gleason and Aketra Sevillian recently committed verbally to playing basketball for the women's team at division one schools....more >>

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Goodrich to hike lunch prices to meet fed mandate

Students in the Goodrich School Districts are paying too little for lunch, according to the federal government. As a result lunch prices will go up by a dime beginning this fall in accordance with a mandate to get closer to the federal subsidy for students from low-income families....more >>
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New Ortonville Postmaster ready to serve community

Ortonville- After more than three years without one, the village has a Postmaster again. Janet Saksa was installed in the position last month and is happy to be here. "I had heard a lot of great things about this post office and it's been a great experience so far," she said....more >>

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Speed limits on township dirt roads revisited

Brandon Twp.- Concerned for the safety of children, the school board has passed a resolution in support of reducing speed limits on dirt and gravel roads. Approved 6-0 by the board during their Aug....more >>
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Volunteers open their homes, hearts to dogs in need

Brandon Twp.- Jane Moltman jokes that if she didn't have a husband, she'd be the crazy dog lady. Over the past three years, she's had close to 20 dogs, but she has only kept one. Moltman is a volunteer with K-9 Stray Rescue League and fosters homeless dogs at her township residence until a permanent home can be found for them....more >>

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Martian Pink Pride Benefit game Sept. 16

Goodrich High School football coach Tom Alward is seeing pink in the new season. In honor of Al Martus, former Goodrich Athletic Director who passed earlier this year of cancer and the fight against cancer, varsity football players will wear pink jerseys with the names of relatives and members in the community who have been affected by cancer inscribed on the back in the game Sept....more >>

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Friends, family, community remembers Tyler Bonner

Ortonville-In his short life, Tyler Bonner touched the lives of many. Tyler, 19, a 2011 Goodrich High School graduate, died Aug. 18 at Hurley Medical Center, as a result of injuries he suffered after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into trees early Aug....more >>

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Earthquake felt by residents

Colleen Heath said the ground shook like a heavy truck was passing by. "It was a sudden movement or jolt," said Heath, a Brandon Township resident who works at the five story Riverside Center in Southfield about 36 miles south of Ortonville....more >>
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Suspect can't swim from cops

Brandon Twp.- Jim Lumetta has a new nickname after helping police nab a 47-year-old Flint man who attempted to escape police by jumping into Bald Eagle Lake. Lumetta, a Shelby Township resident who owns a cottage on the lake, said his neighbors here are now calling him "Jim the Bounty Hunter....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 >>
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Main St. double feature

Rock invites Fieri to sample Union, Woodshop cuisine

News crews, film crews, bodyguards, and screaming fans lined up outside the Clarkston Union, Thursday, as Kid Rock and Guy Fieri, Food Network star, came to town. Fieri was featuring Main Street restaurants The Union and Woodshop on his show "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives....more >>

To burn or not to burn

Open forum set on open burn ordinance

Those for and against open burning in Independence Township will soon get to have their say. The Open Burning Ad Hoc Study Group hosts a public forum, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Drive....more >>

State review OK'd

After paying $1,000 to hire an outside inspector to audit the building director, Independence Township is now bringing in the state. Township Clerk Barbra Pallotta said Gary Shripka, who did the audit on Belcher, recommended state review....more >>

New reviews for township

For the first time, Independence Township will have a performance review process for non-union employees. Independence Township Board voted 5-0 to approve the plan drawn up by Human Resource Director Carol Gabris....more >>

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Feeding the community with 4,972 pounds of food

A line of vehicles driven by Clarkston High School Boys Varsity football players filled the parking lot at Lighthouse Emergency Services in Clarkston, Aug. 19 Along with players from the JV football team they visited neighborhoods around the area and collected donations for their 14th Annual Rush for Food....more >>
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Walking away with Mac trip

Connie Hoffman of Independence Township walked the Orion Oaks Dog Park trails almost every morning for the past nine years. This year, her morning ritual paid off. Hoffman, 59, is the grand prize winner of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's 2011 Oakland County Walk Michigan....more >>
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Long road for cancer-fighting team

Heather Roberts walked away from the 2011 Michigan Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Detroit with four blisters and a toenail ready to fall off. It was a piece of cake compared to last year, said Roberts, member of the Clarkston-area team Jeeping for Jugs along with her husband Derek Roberts, and Cher-Ray and Ryan Kimler....more >>

Heart walk

A Walk with Heart is coming to Clarkston on Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with an inspirational rally to follow including food, music, entertainment, giveways and more....more >>

Heart walk

A Walk with Heart is coming to Clarkston on Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with an inspirational rally to follow including food, music, entertainment, giveways and more....more >>

Lions check preschoolers' eyes

Clarkston Area Lions Club hosts its Kidsight Vision Screening Program for preschool children, second Saturday of the month through December, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road....more >>
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Day campers have super time

Independence Township day campers enjoyed one last day at Clintonwood Park, Aug. 18, before wrapping up the summer session with a trip to Cedar Point. Parks and rec hosts day camps and other programs every summer for kids in grades 1-9, with activities and field trips throughout the community....more >>

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Security seminar

After a spate of business break-ins along Dixie Highway, Citizen Cable Committee is organizing a Neighborhood Security Seminar, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Drive....more >>

Trustees decline sidewalks on Dixie

Independence Township Trustees declined sidewalks to be installed by the Michigan Department of Transportation during their 2013 Dixie Highway improvements. "I don't think we should be going forward with it," Trustee Neil Wallace said....more >>

Fund raiser for Backpacks program

JD's Key Club hosts a fund raiser, 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 for Blessings in a Backpack at Andersonville Elementary. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. Tickets for a drawing for a Tigers luxury suite are $10 for one, $20 for four....more >>

Last call for summer beach season

Deer Lake Beach is wrapping up the season, with 12-5 p.m. hours through Sept. 2, then 11 a.m.-7 p.m. during Labor Day weekend. Sept. 5 is the beach's last day. Beach staff includes eight supervisors and 14 lifeguards, all trained in First Aid, CPR with rescue breathing, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), spinal injury management and water rescue....more >>

Photo contest for new arts center

Clarkston Center for the Performing Arts consortium sponsors a photo contest, winners to be featured in its 2012 fund-raising calendar. Prizes include gift cards from local businesses....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Deputy retires to spend time with family" After 25 years in uniform, Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Brodkorb retired to spend time with his wife Jeanne and his three adopted children....more >>
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Former NFL great fires up Wildcats

"It was a long drive up here, but I didn't know we made it all the way to Boise, Idaho." Even Dan Dierdorf, who played pro football for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971-83, couldn't resist making a little joke about the Oxford football stadium's new blue turf – a color it shares with Boise State University's field....more >>
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Baptized by the Grail

The Kutler family, of Oxford, poses with the Stanley Cup, which visited the 24th Street Sports Tavern Tuesday night. Pictured (from left) are Jen, Mason and Brad Kutler. Mason is only 5 months old and he's already sat in the oldest professional sports trophy in North America....more >>

Meijer tax appeal could cost twp. $43K

Oxford Township is facing the possibility of having to refund up to $43,205 in local property tax revenues if its one and only big box store – and fifth largest taxpayer – is successful in an appeal to reduce its taxable value by a total of $4....more >>

Bicyclist robbed near village trail, perhaps at knifepoint

A 22-year-old Oxford Township man was robbed around 3:35 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22 while riding his bicycle through the village. The strong-arm robbery occurred near the intersection of Lakeville Rd....more >>
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Survivor of WWII naval tragedy tells his tale

Sixty-six years ago John Heller survived the U.S. Navy's worst tragedy at sea. The frightful memories of what he experienced during and after the sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on July 30, 1945 continue to haunt the Navy veteran to this day as he suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder....more >>
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Taking inventory

Professionals from Birchler Arroyo Associates and Grissim Metz Andriese Associates canvassed downtown Oxford Monday taking photos, measuring sidewalks and timing how long it takes to cross M-24....more >>

Charter status unanimously rejected by Addison board

For the foreseeable future, Addison plans to keep the general law township as its form of government. "General law is the way to go," said township Clerk Pauline Bennett. Addison officials last week voted 6-0 to adopt a resolution stating their opposition to incorporating the municipality as a charter township....more >>
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Pariseau crowned Miss Lapeer Days

She doesn't call Lapeer home, but it is the place where she was crowned. Lauralei Pariseau, a junior at Oxford High School, won the title of Miss Lapeer Days during the summer festival held Aug....more >>
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Father Dan passes away

Saturday, August 13th was the day our community said "Goodbye" to a loved confrere, Father Daniel Homan as he was laid to rest with his fellow monks who preceded him in life. As the hundreds of people came to the funeral Mass at St....more >>
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Gentlemen, start your mowers!

On your mark, get set, mow! Blades of grass fell fast and furiously at Seymour Lake Township Park Tuesday evening as riding lawn mowers raced against each other across a lush green soccer field during an event put on by Burdick Street Landscape Supply & Equipment....more >>
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Vandals strike Oakwood Lake Park

Once again, vandals have struck a peaceful Oxford Township park and once again, park officials are asking for the public's help to identify and apprehend the culprits. This time the victim is Oakwood Lake Township Park, a 300-acre spread of pristine woods, lakes and wetlands located on Oakwood Rd....more >>
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