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Trick or Treat

Ghouls, ghosts and plenty of popular, trademarked entities marched through the Village of Lake Orion on Oct. 22, as all ages gathered at the Angel Center and made their way to Children's Park....more >>

Township faces cuts to sheriff staffing in 2012

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor There most likely will be cuts to the team of Oakland County sheriffs that patrol Orion Township's roads and neighborhoods in 2012, due to projected budget shortfalls....more >>

Village taking steps to attract new businesses

A metamorphosis has taken place in the Village of Lake Orion, with its new streetscape, council and, now, a new outlook on business development. Spearheaded by Council President Ken Van Portfliet and Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Suzanne Perreault, the new process involves presenting incentives and streamlined application work to attract more business opportunities to the downtown area....more >>
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Hunting season is here, time to sight that rifle

Opening of deer season is right around the corner on Nov. 15 but, without proper alignment, even the most seasoned hunter will find his gun sights useless. Yet thanks to Bald Mountain Shooting Range, located at 2500 Kern Road in Lake Orion, sighting a rifle need not require large expenses or distant trips....more >>

Engineer steered Americans to the moon

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Each January, Lake Orion resident Harlan Neuville, 80, and his family clear snow on the frozen lake where one of his ten children lives and enjoy a day of firing model rockets high into the sky....more >>

Health for seniors during winter

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Not every senior migrates south for the winter. That is why Dr. Amy McCarthy, M.D., internal medicine and pediatrics, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland, says those staying in Michigan should take steps to weather the long winter months....more >>
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North Oakland Concert Band performs in Lake Orion

By Megan Bildner Review Intern Concert band enthusiasts will get a double-dose of music this weekend in Lake Orion. The North Oakland Concert Band (NOCB) is teaming with the Five Lakes Silver Band to host a free concert at Lake Orion High School's Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Oct....more >>
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A Mother's Wish run/walk saves best for last

Lake Orion resident Chuck Austin (right), 70, is trailed by the high school's cheerleading squad at the inaugural A Mother's Wish Foundation race/walk on Oct 15, sponsored in conjunction with Lake Orion Community Schools....more >>
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Moving through Kashmir

Brad Hulcy has led about ten mission trips since 1999 as a pastor of Woodside Bible Church, but his latest was to territory rarely touched by Christians— Kashmir. "Usually mission trips are where evangelical churches have been for 100 years— South America or Africa," he said....more >>

News Briefs


Trick-or-treating Ortonville- Trick-or-treating will take place in the village from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31. The annual Halloween bonfire with cider and doughnuts will take place at the DPW building, 159 Cedar St....more >>


Elsworth's block sparks Spartans

After walking on, Kyler Elsworth is now stepping up. Elsworth, a 6-foot-1 and 225 pound sophomore linebacker from Goodrich, was named the Big Ten special teams player of the week after a second quarter punt block on Saturday night that was recovered for a touchdown as the Michigan State Spartans went on to slip by then-No....more >>


Family sentenced in attack

Three members of a Brandon Township family have been sentenced in relation to an attack on local teenagers, with the father to serve jail time, while the son and his mother received probation....more >>
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'The Crucible'

Brandon Twp.- For the first time ever, "The Crucible" will be presented on stage at the Brandon High School Performing Arts Center. Performances of Arthur Miller's story about the Salem witch hunt will take place at 7 p....more >>
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Keeping Michigan Beautiful: South Street Consignment

Ortonville- A local business recently received state recognition for its efforts in restoring a home that is more than 150 years old. South Street Consignment, located at 92 South St....more >>


Former guardian sentenced to 6-30 years in prison

Duane Emery Kuerbitz, who pleaded no contest to sexually abusing the mentally incapacitated man for whom he was state-appointed guardian, was sentenced Oct. 20 to 6-and-a-half to 30 years in prison by Sixth Circuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot....more >>


Goodrich School District presented with clean audit

Kim Lindsay from Lewis & Knopf, Certified Public Accounting attended the Monday school board meeting for the presentation of the 2010-2011 audit. "The district is in good shape," said Kim Lindsay, CPA and vice-principal of Lewis & Knopf....more >>


Brandon man facing federal child pornography charges

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A 56-year-old Brandon Township man charged with sexually assaulting a township girl will soon be facing additional federal charges. Oakland County Sheriff's Office Detective Dale Brown said based on results of a search warrant on a desktop computer and digital camera, John Edward Woolley will be charged with possession and manufacture of child pornography....more >>


Labor, district grapple over sub driver pay

Goodrich- A slap in the face. That's how at least one district bus driver feels about last month's pay hike to substitute drivers. "The (school) district can't cry broke then hand out a 15 percent wage increase," said Karen Lovell, a bus driver for 11 years, and vice-president for the Custodians, Maintenance, Para-Pros and Transportation (CMPT) labor group representing 15 drivers....more >>


Coach Pizzala:'We're in...'

Blackhawks snag first playoff berth in more than a decade

By David Fleet Editor The last time the Brandon Blackhawks football team made the postseason most of the current roster were in first grade. On Sunday night all that changed. Head Coach Tim Pizzala and his Blackhawks football team gathered at the Brandon cafeteria to watch the Michigan High School Athletic Association's televised announcement of which teams made the playoffs....more >>
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Help needed: Community gears up for OCEF Thanksgiving distribution

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is in need of help, and not just with donations. "We are absolutely desperate for volunteers," said OCEF President Karyn Thompson....more >>
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Trick-or-Treat Santa

Santa Claus will have visited on not just one holiday this year, but two. The first "Trick-or-Treat with Santa" was held by the MOMS Club of Ortonville on Oct. 23 and was a success....more >>



In an Oct. 19 article entitled, "Scratch Built Pizza" on local restaurant Pizzariffic, The Review inadvertently spelled owner Michael Becker's name wrong. We also did not include the full price range of some of his pizzas: meatlover - $9....more >>


Band ranks

The Lake Orion High School Dragon Marching Band placed sixth overall in the Bands of America Regional Competition earlier this month at the University of Akron. According to the school district, the band also was recognized for its sportsmanship at the event....more >>


Flu shots

With winter approaching, the Oakland County Health Division is offering free flu shots at the following locations: North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac; Mon....more >>


Trick-or-treating hours

Trick-or-treating in Orion Townshp, including the Village, will take place on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents are reminded to accompany young children to assure their safety....more >>

News Briefs


Trick-or-Treat with Santa From 2-4 p.m. Oct. 23, in Crossman Park, downtown Ortonville, the MOMS Club of Ortonville-Goodrich will host "Trick-or-Treat with Santa." Kids ages 12 and under are welcome to join....more >>


GHS grad awarded for body building

For Rebecca Bowers, being an athlete is not just a job, but a significant part of her life. The 2003 Goodrich graduate is taking to the stage across the nation, and hopefully overseas, as a professional figure athlete....more >>


Ordinance revisions fail

Township board dumps four zoning changes

Brandon Twp.- Four up, four down. Township Building Director Bill Dinnan brought four zoning ordinances before the township board during their meeting Oct. 17. The township planning commission recommended revisions to the ordinances, mainly corrections and clarifications to ease enforcement....more >>


Blackhawk bands hit high note

It's been a successful year for the Brandon Blackhawks bands. Comprised of two concert bands in middle school as well as two concert bands and a marching band in high school, students have spent months preparing for competitions which has paid off....more >>


Senior Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers are needed for assistance with the Annual Senior Citizens' Thanksgiving Dinner planned for noon, Nov. 8 at the Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road. The dinner is provided by the Brandon School District Food Service Department, but the district relies on the generosity of the community to provide support with door prize donations, table accessories, centerpieces, etc....more >>


Brandon auditor: 'District really on the ball'

Brandon Twp.- It appears the school board will achieve the 10 percent fund balance they wanted this year afterall. The 2011 preliminary audit results are in and show that while the district had actual revenues of $29....more >>


Put a pie in Rush's face

This Sunday, folks can help an area resident, get a spaghetti dinner, and have a "once in a lifetime" chance to put a pie in the smiling face of Sherman Publications' Don Rush. Helping Hands Healing Cancer Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction will benefit Sharon Bergman, a single mom of two kids battling breast cancer....more >>


Operation Care

Township to accept donations for troops

Operation Care Package Michigan is coming to Goodrich. "It's a non-profit group that collects non-perishable items to put together care packages and send them to service people overseas," said Shirley Kautman-Jones, Atlas Township supervisor, who has been working with the care package program to open a drop box to be located in the lobby of the Atlas Township offices, 7386 Gale Road, Goodrich....more >>


Hunter hospitalized after fall

On Oct., 12, about 11:30 a.m., the Atlas Township Fire Department, a Genesee County Sheriff's Department deputy and paramedic responded to an injured hunter near Schumann Drive. Township Fire Chief Fred Forys said another hunter called 9-1-1 and led the team about a half-mile over rugged terrain to the location where a man in his 40s had fallen about 20 feet from a tree....more >>


Atlas Township completes deal for new cell tower

The Atlas Township Board of Trustees announced on Monday night that an agreement with Indiana-based Fortune-Wireless Corporation has been reached for the construction of a cell tower....more >>


Kulaga appointed to Brandon School Board

Brandon Twp.- Kim Kulaga was unanimously approved for appointment as a school board trustee to complete a term ending Dec. 31, 2013. The board voted 6-0 to appoint Kulaga to fill the seat vacated by Rob Privette after he moved from the district....more >>
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Schutzhund: Only top dogs

Sport demonstrated at Howl 'O' Ween Pet Parade, set for Oct. 29, Goodrich

Goodrich- Schutzhund, a German dog sport originating more than 100 years ago, will be demonstrated following the Howl 'O' Ween Pet Parade set for 11:30 a.m., Oct. 29, at Lucy's Pet Supplies and Feeds, 8159 S....more >>
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The last day on the USS Princeton

Somewhere on the floor of the South Pacific in the Leyte Gulf is Jack Bucholz' wedding ring. "I was married Dec.1, 1942," said Bucholz, a Brandon Township resident. "I had to explain to my wife why my ring was in my locker and not on me when my ship sank," he laughed....more >>


Ortonville Halloween

Donations of individually wrapped Halloween candy are still needed and can be dropped off at the village offices, 476 Mill St. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Oct. 29 or after 5 p....more >>
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Credit union-schools program recognized

CBCCU-Brandon Schools celebrate 20 years of partnership

Some Brandon High School graduates are perhaps a little better off today thanks to the efforts of a local financial institution. After first opening a student run branch in 1991, the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union continues to be an advocate of teaching students financial literacy in all seven of the district's schools....more >>


Township moves forward with local speed limit reform

Atlas Twp.-The township board voted 4-1 to support a resolution for legislation to allow local governments to set or reinstate speed limits on gravel roads. Supervisor Shirley Kautman-Jones, Treasurer Ann Marie Slagle, Clerk Tere Onica and Trustee Paul Amman voted for the resolution....more >>


Weapons ordinance challenged

Resident wants bow usage prohibited in Ortonville

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Concern for the safety of people and domesticated animals has prompted Kim Davis to request the village council forbid the use of crossbows and compound bows within the village limits....more >>
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The Beat Goes On!

Zach Collins celebrates the Wolves' triumph over early season adversity to make the playoffs....more >>

School audit earns recognition

Clarkston Community Schools' financial statements are accurate and accounted for, according to their recent audit by Plante & Moran. For the 13th year, the annual report was submitted to ASBO International for the Certificate of Excellence award....more >>

Superintendent surprise

Trustee brings manager idea back to township

For Independence Township Trustee David Lohmeier, it's time to reconsider hiring a township superintendent. "I'm no longer pursuing what I thought was the easy path, the quick kind of team approach because I don't think it will work," Lohmeier said at the Oct....more >>
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Forest of friends

About 530 costumed kids and their parents, some in costumes themselves, filled Clintonwood Park at Friendly Forest last Saturday. Children 2-9 years old walked the trail, collecting candy from volunteers....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Restaurateur makes music

Mesquite Creek owner Tony Vitale has proven success in the restaurant business, as a children books author, and a professional tap dancer, but what about as a singer, songwriter, and music video star? After debuting his first ever music video "That's Detroit," two weeks ago on YouTube....more >>
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First Everest seniors pick Holy Land for class trip

The founding class at Everest Collegiate High School had one place in mind when planning their senior trip Jerusalem, where their faith was founded. "It's a unique opportunity to help us understand our faith better and experience it in a better way," said senior Jake Stafford....more >>
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Trick-or-treating in the park

Sunny skies greeted trick-or-treaters in Friendly Forest, Saturday, as young volunteers brought storybook and movie characters to life to give them candy treats....more >>
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Team forgoes pizza to help fight breast cancer

When Clarkston Prep Hockey Team hits the ice, they have more than one goal in mind. In addition to scoring points, they're also raising money to fight breast cancer. "It's a great fund raiser the kids thought of it themselves," said coach Paul Nelson....more >>
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They have spirit, yes they do...

Clarkston fans cheer on their gridiron heroes against arch-nemesis Lake Orion, last Friday. They put their artistic talents to use in the dragon-slaying effort, securing a spot in the playoffs....more >>

Positive theme in Optimist essay contest

This year's Clarkston Area Optimist Club essay contest theme is "How My Positive Outlook Benefits My Community. Optimist International Essay Contest. Clarkston Optimistswill judge and detefrmine local winners....more >>

News Briefs

Time to Trick-or-Treat

It's that time again when boys can be superheroes and girls a fairytale princess, but whatever character they choose, they want candy. Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours are 6-7 p....more >>

Howl-o-ween in Depot Park

Clarkston Retailer's Group hosts the second annual Howl-o-ween Event, 12-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, in Depot Park. Registration will be at the Clarkston Flower Shoppe, 7150 N. Main Street....more >>

Rotary wine taste

Clarkston Rotary hosts their eleventh annual fall wine tasting, "A Taste for the Holidays", on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Bordine Nursery, 8600 Dixie Highway. From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The event will include wines from around the world and foods from local restaurants....more >>

Benefit concert for Japan relief

Clarkston High School Japanese Club is holding a benefit concert, featuring the group Raion Taiko to raise relief money for Japan. "I am really excited," said Amber Gustafson, a International Baccalaureate student at CHS....more >>

Tea Party hosts Michigan travel expert

Independent Tea Party Patriots invites guest speaker John McCulloch, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center, 6060 Maybee Road. McCulloch hosts the Travel Michigan Show and various weekday specialty programs on WJR....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Learning outside the textbook" Jeremy Parrot, Adrian Basset, Genevieve Benson, and other Clarkston High School Earth Vision students waded in the Clinton River Watershed, taking samples....more >>
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Got one!

Leonard resident Adam Katchuba, 13, successfully bobs for apples during the Addison Township Fire Department's open house held Saturday evening. For more photos, please see Page 10....more >>

Police: 'Monkey' man crashes car into house, flees

An Addison Township resident awoke early Sunday morning, not to the sound of her alarm clock or singing birds, but to the loud crash of a vehicle hitting her house. At approximately 4:14 a....more >>
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NOTA director plans to hit the road

The search for a new director for the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) is underway as Pat Fitchena submitted her resignation last week. "I'm resigning because I'm an old bag and it's time for me to retire," joked Fitchena, who was appointed interim NOTA director in January 2004, then promoted to full-time in July....more >>

Burglary at oil change biz

On Friday, Oct. 21, Oakland County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of burglary at 1285 S. Lapeer Rd. in Oxford Twp. At approximately 9:59 p.m., a citizen walking by Rzadko's 10 Minute Oil Change notified deputies of a possible breaking and entering after hearing glass break and seeing a white female allegedly enter through the front window, grab an item and exit the building....more >>

Cell phones as toys cause problems for 9-1-1

To a child, a parent's old cellular phone is a toy that can offer hours of fun and the chance to play grown-up. But to a 9-1-1 emergency call center, that same cell phone has the potential to waste valuable time and endanger lives by tieing up phone lines and dispatchers....more >>

Responsibility runs both ways at trail crossings

Although they've been up and operating for months now, it seems some folks still have questions and concerns regarding the pedestrian crossing signals located where the Polly Ann Trail intersects W....more >>
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Downtown gallery exhibit features Oxford images

For those folks who love art and love the town of Oxford, ArtCapsule Gallery & Frame has got a special multimedia exhibit running now through Saturday, Nov. 26. "We challenged local artists to showcase what Oxford means to them," said Robb Leland, proprietor of the 5 S....more >>

Leader Editorial

Help OXFD win $10K by taking quiz

From burning homes to medical emergencies to car crashes on M-24, Oxford firefighters are always there when township and village residents need them most. Now, it's time to return the favor....more >>
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Lesters claim rib-cooking crown

No doubt the late Budd Lester was looking down from heaven Saturday night and smiling with pride. That's because his wife Barbara and daughter Lauri (Hoffman), both of Addison Township, earned first place at the first annual rib-cooking competition held at Louie's Food & Spirits in Lakeville....more >>
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Spooky time at the fire hall

Kids and parents had a ghoulishly good time Saturday evening at Addison Fire Station #2 as the firefighters transformed their facility into a haunted house full of spooky activities and frightful fun....more >>
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Scarecrow Fest is back, baby!

Downtown Oxford's Centennial Park was packed Saturday afternoon as hundreds of parents and kids flocked to the annual Scarecrow Festival to enjoy live music, shopping, pumpkin carving demonstrations, pets in costumes, kids' crafts and activities, chili, cider and doughnuts, and so much more! For the last few years, the Scarecrow Festival was dying in terms of business participation and public interest....more >>
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Sunshine + energy = savings!

In these days of increasing costs for utilities, consumers are looking for ways to decrease their energy consumption and save a little money. Oxford Township resident Bob Warnke has already added insulation and energy efficient windows to his home on Crestmoor Circle in an effort to lower the cost of his monthly gas bill....more >>
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Born October 10th
1900: Helen Hayes, American actress.
1901: Alberto Giacometti, sculptor and painter.
1920: Thelonius Monk, jazz pianist and composer.
1924: James Clavell, novelist (Shogun, Noble House).
1930: Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Homecoming, Betrayal).
October 10th
in history
1845: The U.S. Naval Academy is founded at Annapolis, Md.Naval historian and theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan.
1863: The first telegraph line to Denver is completed.
1877: Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer is buried at West Point in New York.Tom Custer Died Alongside Brother George.
1911: Revolution in China begins with a bomb explosion and the discovery of revolutionary headquarters in Hankow. The revolutionary movement spread rapidly through west and southern China, forcing the abdication of the last Ch'ing emperor, six-year-old Henry Pu-Yi. By October 26, the Chinese Republic will be proclaimed, and on December 4, Premier Yuan Shih-K'ai will sign a truce with rebel general Li Yuan-hung.
1911: The Panama Canal opens.