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Dragons tame Colt, Mustangs for regional title

It had been 22 years since Lake Orion's girls volleyball team captured a regional championship. That streak happily ended last week, when the 2011 Lady Dragons upset two-time defending state champ Birmingham Marian and then ousted Troy, continuing an exciting postseason run that vaulted Lake Orion into the Class A state quarter-finals this week....more >>

Police liaison position saved

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor It appears the police liaison position at Lake Orion High School will avoid the chopping block for next year, despite tight school district and township budgets....more >>
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Ryan Edwards: his smile and big heart will be missed

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor The day he was born, Ryan Michael Edwards drew adoring attention. Weighing it at more than 12 pounds and nearly two feet in length, not only was he the big apple of his parents' eyes but also that of the hospital staff and visitors....more >>
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LOHS hosting five German exchange students

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Living in a new country may not be easy but, with five German exchange students at Lake Orion High School, at least there is comfort in numbers....more >>

Art Center director moving on, leaving a fine legacy

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Reggie Harrison may not be a famous artist but, over the past decade, she has motivated and inspired countless people young and old to pursue their artistic passions at the Orion Art Center....more >>

Students carefor salmon eggs

Fish tanks are far from uncommon in the average elementary classroom, but the school of fish housed by the Good Shepard Lutheran Church has taken the aquarium to the next level. Good Shepard, located at 1950 South Baldwin Road, has tasked its students with raising salmon....more >>

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Thanks for saving Jackson

Dear Editor, We would like to say thank you to the Brandon Fire Department and all the emergency personnel who assisted with the rescue of our dog, Jackson, on the evening of November 1....more >>
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Remembering those who have served.

Veterans from all of the branches of the U.S. military and appreciative members of the public attended the Nov. 11 Veteran's Day evening service at the Orion Veterans Memorial. During the ceremony, it was noted more than 50 million Americans have served their country since 1776....more >>

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Trees for Troops in Brandon

For Candy Cane CHRISTmas Tree Farm, the spirit of giving is already in the air. This holiday season, the local Oxford tree farm will participate in the 2011 "Trees for Troops" program, which is a nationwide program where Christmas trees are donated by farms and community members to families stationed on military bases....more >>

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Packing it away

Some troops will have sweet taste of home this holiday season thanks to the fforts of local families. Both candy and a Thanksgiving dinner were included in care packages for troops from Belle Ann Elementary At Belle Ann Elementary on Nov....more >>

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Office closed The Citizen newspaper offices will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 24.The office will reopen Friday, Nov. 25. 248-627-4332. Adopt-A-Family Ortonville- The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund has families available for adoption....more >>
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Brandon Schools: 'Peers Making Peace'

Brandon High School is working towards becoming a conflict-free learning environment. "Peers Making Peace" is a new program at BHS that is centered around conflict resolution between students....more >>
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Goodrich Lions remembered

Two area Lions Club members will be remembered in a unique way. On Nov.10, Goodrich Lions Doug Smith and Glenn Thompson were honored with a "Welcome to Goodrich" sign and the beautifying of the flagpole area, both in front of the Lions Club building, on M-15 south of Green Road....more >>

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Brandon Schools sports survey, budget, more

Brandon Twp.- Sports surveys, the necessity for defibrillators and CPR training, budget tactics, and an opportunity for parents to volunteer their time in exchange for pay-to-participate fees were among the topics of discussion at the district's athletic committee meeting Nov....more >>

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Spaghetti fundraiser

Madison (Broecker) Chind, 4, was diagnosed in July with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer occurring in infants and children. She recently began her fifth round of chemotherapy at Children's Hospital in Detroit and is responding well to treatment but has a long road ahead....more >>

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Village council accepts resignation, seeks applicants

Goodrich- In case Phil Jackson announcing his resignation and walking out of a village council meeting in anger wasn't enough, his stint as a councilmember officially ended Nov. 14 with the council's unanimous acceptance of his resignation letter....more >>
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'We are proud of you for saving our world'

Goodrich- It may be difficult for 5-year-olds to understand the concept of war/military duty, but a Reid Elementary kindergarten class understands a little better today, thanks to their teacher and two classmates who have fathers serving....more >>

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Village computer hard drive investigation move forward

Goodrich- In an attempt to resolve an unpaid bill of about $6,000 as well as questions regarding whether roughly 20 individuals' private information was compromised by the removal of computer files, the council approved a $9,300 contract with CPA Karl Haiser to investigate the matters further....more >>

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Groveland Township hires firm to examine development

Groveland Twp.- The township board has approved hiring an environmental consulting firm to review a proposed development in the township. At their meeting Nov. 14, the board approved a $2,500 contract with Dragun Corporation of Farmington Hills....more >>
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Heads up

Atlas Twp.- This Thursday, millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner. On as many as 154 local tables will be turkeys that township farmer Steve Spratt raised....more >>

Brief - Boaters beware

The debris that rose up from Lake Orion's bottom inside Snug Harbour has disappeared from whence it came. Boaters are advised to use caution when in the harbour as any remaining debris, or the mass itself, may still cause damage to props and hulls....more >>

Brief - Xmas parade

The Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 3 and will travel south on Florence to Flint Street, west on Flint to Anderson, south on Anderson to Front Street, west on Front to Broadway, north on Broadway to Elizabeth and west on Elizabeth to the Angel Center....more >>

Brief - Horse-drawn carriages

Lake Orion's Downtown Development Authority requested permission to use the Village streets for horse drawn carriage rides during the holidays. Additionally, they propsed to have entertainers who will sing on sidewalks or in businesses in the downtown area....more >>

Brief - Station tragedy

Oakland County Sheriffs reported an 81-year-old man walked into the Orion Substation on Nov. 14. The man asked to use the bathroom and was escorted to the lavatory. Shortly after entering, he shot himself once with a ....more >>
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Mom-to-Mom connection comes to Goodrich

Goodrich High School was the place to be for a good bargain on Nov. 6. The GHS Class of 2012 hosted their biannual Mom-to-Mom Sale. The event brought in more than $2,800 for the Class of 2012 and attracted more than 600 people to shop for clothes, toys, and other items....more >>

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Hometown heroes The Citizen is recognizing our local military men and women serving our country away from home during the holiday season by publishing their names, photos, and some information on each of them....more >>
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Cash for Candy nets 600 pounds of sweetness

Having an abundance of leftover Halloween candy is not necessarily a bad thing. For the second year in a row. Stonehouse Family Dental, collected Halloween candy to be donated to troops overseas....more >>

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BGYA: Helping kids, families

When Andrea Almanza and her husband were going through a divorce this year, their youngest child, Jacob, was changed by the upheaval. "It was one of those situations that couldn't be helped, but we were trying to handle it the best we could and our son's behavior was really suffering at school," said Almanza, who also has two daughters and two stepdaughters....more >>
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Mid-week firearm deer season opener debated

After 55 years of deer hunting, Dale Springsteen has etched plenty of memories. In 1985 Springsteen was hunting near the Upper Peninsula village La Branche about 40 miles northwest of Escanaba when he encountered a rather unique buck....more >>

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Township OKs OCSO contract

Brandon Twp.- The township board approved a 1-year contract with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office during their Nov. 7 meeting. The contract, which covers 2012 and provides for 11....more >>

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Twp. welcomes revenue increase

Brandon Twp.- In what seems to be very dark economic times, township officials recently received some bright news. A state revenue sharing check that arrived last week for the township was $100,000 more than last year's check....more >>
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M-15 overhaul planned for 2012

A span of M-15 extending from Brandon Township to Atlas Township will get a makeover next year. The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced plans to resurface M-15 from Wolfe Road north to Ray Road....more >>

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Brandon Township grad appeals death penalty

Two years after 1990 Brandon High School graduate Michael Lee King was given a death sentence, King has filed a direct appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. On Sept. 9, the court heard oral arguments in the appeal, which is typical for every capital defendant, said Scott Browne, assistant Florida attorney general in charge of prosecution....more >>

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Brandon Township teen arraigned in home invasion

A Brandon Township teen who returned to the scene of his crime has been charged with home invasion and will face several other criminal matters in juvenile court. Michael Keshun Kidd-Harris, 17, was arraigned on one count of home invasion, second degree, on Nov....more >>

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County bomb threat investigation continues

The Michigan State Police continue to investigate a non-specific bomb threat made to Genesee County Schools at 11:50 a.m. on Nov. 4. The call, received by the Saginaw County 911 dispatch center, advised that five bombs had been placed in unnamed schools....more >>

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Brandon election irks voters

With only two candidates for two open seats, the Brandon School Board election was, as Groveland Township Clerk Pam Mazich puts it, "a no-brainer." The election of Kevin McClellan and Chris Yuchasz as school board trustees was assured, and very likely the reason for what may be the lowest voter turnout Mazich and Brandon Township Clerk Jeannie McCreery have ever seen....more >>

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Scott narrowly recalled

Republican lawmaker loses bid to keep office despite Atlas Township support

Atlas Twp.-He's out. State Representative Paul Scott (R-51st Grand Blanc) was ousted from office by a vote of 12,284 to 12,087 following a recall election on Nov. 8. In the township, 33....more >>
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'Days of Possibilities'

This year's fall play at Goodrich High School is straying off the beaten path. "Days of Possibilities" will be performed Nov. 17-19 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Raymond C....more >>
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Honor through the flag

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Talking to dad

Noah Campbell and his classmates at Pine Knob Elementary celebrated Veterans Day talking to an active duty veteran Noah's father. His dad, Lt. Col. Sean Campbell, is stationed in Afghanistan....more >>
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Winning a wedding

For Clarkston grads Kelly Dickie and Nathan Hayward, a tight budget and impending Marine deployment meant their wedding might have to wait. Royal Oak Music Theatre and Dickie's writing skills came to the rescue her essay application earned them a winning spot in the theatre's "A Call to Wed" contest....more >>

A night for deer widows

Grab your girlfriends, mothers, grandmothers and daughters for Clarkston Elementary's third annual Ladies Night Out this Thursday, 6-9 p.m. The relaxed environment is the perfect spot to shop for the holidays or yourself, indulge in pampering, and enjoying food from Union Woodshop....more >>
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No contest for city election

With three seats and only three candidates running, 116 out of 820 registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 8 election for Clarkston City Council. Incumbent Thomas Hunter was the highest vote getter with 88 votes....more >>
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Work underway

Road Commission for Oakland County starts work on the intersection of Dixie Highway and Davisburg Road in Springfield Township. The project, including new curbs and mast-mounted traffic lights, is set to be complete by March, said Springfield Township Supervisor Collin Walls....more >>

Boutique for holiday shopping at Mills

Boutique for holiday shopping at MillsHoliday shopping plus a great cause equals fun when A Space 2 Dream hosts Sugar Plum Chic: A Holiday Boutique this Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The event, at Clarkston Mills, 20 W....more >>
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Students help at salute to vets

Clarkston Junior High School students helped out at this year's Veterans Luncheon, Nov. 10, at American Legion Post 63. "They'll get them anything they need, and sit and talk to the veterans," said Christine Rogers, Academic Service Learning district liaison....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Thanks for the memories, Wolves!

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Marriage goes up to 11

When Cheryl and Kevin Maguire got married, they picked a date that would be easy to remember Nov. 11, or 11-11. This year is extra memorable. They got married in 2000, so they celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on 11-11, 2011....more >>
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Clarkston scholars earn national accolades

Six Clarkston High School students are semi-finalists for the National Merit scholarship after taking their PSATs last fall. Nick Dahl, Melissa Pavlik, Andrew Salada, Hannah Frame, Kyle Gruebnau and Caleb Jenkins are among 16,000 students around the nation qualifying for the program based on their test scores....more >>
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Everest drama

Everest Collegiate High School Drama Club presents "Ten Little Indians" by Agatha Christie, Nov. 18-20, Showtimes are 7 p.m., Nov. 18; on Nov. 19, 2 p.m. matinee, 6 p.m. Dinner Theater, show at 7 p....more >>
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Celebrating Clarkston businesses

Food, drinks, and business networking was celebrated as the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce rolled out the red carpet for the 25th annual Clarkston Business Expo, Nov. 10. The night not only provided for business connections, but also included door prizes and a chance for residents to find out what services are offered locally....more >>

Early Clarkston cooking at Heritage Museum

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, check out how cooking and baking has changed from early Clarkston residents to today with the Clarkston Heritage Museum's latest exhibit "Clarkston's Kitchens: History in Baking....more >>

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90 N Main talks continue

Agreement on 90 N. Main remains elusive after a Nov. 3 special meeting. Clarkston City Council received three drafts regarding property owners' use of Parke Lake, from Councilman Richard Bisio; Gerald Fisher, spokesman for many Parke Lake residents; and City Planner Dick Carlisle and City Attorney Tom Ryan....more >>

Miracle care packages

Oakland County Sportsmen's Club hosts a Desert Angel Miracle Box packing party, 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at the club, 4770 Waterford Road. Suggested items include new men's and women's socks, black only, homemade cookies, instant cocoa, Christmas CD's/DVD's and small, new gift items....more >>

Singers host banquet

Clarkston High School's Vocal Music students hosts Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner "Night, Night, Knights," Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at the Harvestland Church, 5848 Clintonville Road. Seating begins at 6:30 p....more >>

Donations for Blessings

Clarkston Community Church will match $12,000 in donations to Clarkston Blessings in a Backpack program, through the end of the year. Blessings in a Backpack provides free food for the weekend to children on free or reduced fee lunch programs....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Drugs found in teen's car" A 16-year-old Rochester Hills boy was arrested in Independence Township. Oakland County Sheriff's Department sought possession of his car under drug forfeiture laws....more >>
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Prez suggests moving village complex to S. Glaspie St.

If Tom Benner's idea gains some traction, the Oxford Village government could end up relocating to a new home. Last week, the village president suggested selling the current municipal complex on W....more >>

Local gallery owner proposes adding art, sales area to museum

Robb Leland is proposing to create a new, nonprofit cultural entity to operate the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum in downtown Oxford and transform it into a place that exhibits both local history and works of art on a rotating basis at least five days a week....more >>

Scouts plant flags to honor veterans

Dakota Streeter was one of the many members of Cub Scout Pack 366 who spent part of Veterans Day (Nov. 11) planting American flags beside the graves of servicemen buried in Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery on W....more >>
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A Veterans Day tale of two heroes

They say that heroes walk among us every single day. Well, the crowd attending the Oxford Middle School choirs' 9th Annual Americana Concert (see color photos on Page 13) held Nov....more >>

Twp. approves tax abatement policy

The debate was passionate, and at times contentious, but in the end, Oxford Township officials last week voted 4-3 to approve a tax abatement policy pertaining to industrial facilities....more >>
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Scout to make new welcome signs for Eagle project

Those shabby-looking signs welcoming folks to Oxford Township are finally going to be replaced thanks to the vision and community spirit of a local scout. Last week, township officials voted 7-0 to allocate an amount not to exceed $1,000 to finance Life Scout Kenny Wellens' proposal to construct and erect new welcome signs along M-24 on the north and south ends of the community....more >>
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Lee pleads 'no contest' for involvement in Oxford Twp. sub armed robbery

PONTIAC - Pontiac resident Quesean Daniel Lee, 18, pleaded no contest in front of Judge Wendy Potts at the Sixth circuit Court in Pontiac for his involvement during an Aug. 3 armed robbery in the 1700 block of Twin Lakes in Oxford Twp....more >>
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Lucky' WWII veteran fought in Atlantic, Pacific theaters

By Joe St. Henry Lake Orion Review Editor Longtime Lake Orion resident Bob Butler, 88, has made three hole-in-ones playing golf. While others may be impressed, he says he has just been lucky....more >>
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1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
1928: Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
1932: Jim Fixx, runner and writer who popularized running as a form of exercise in the 1970s.
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1924: The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers' Bonus Bill.
1945: The Soviet Army fights its way into Berlin.
1950: Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
1954: The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.
1966: President Lyndon Johnson publicly appeals for more nations to come to the aid of South Vietnam.