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Golf, January, in Michigan - Really?

Last week's unseasonably warm weather - on Friday it hit 50 degrees Fahrenheit - brought out golf diehards across the region, including those in Lake Orion. The parking lot at Bald Mountain Golf Course on Kern Road had at least 25 cars and plenty of enthusiastic players on the course enjoying an unexpected round of golf....more >>

Landfill second opinion coming soon?

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor It has been four months since the Orion Township Board of Trustees decided to pursue a second legal opinion on the community's ability to fight the Eagle Valley landfill expansion....more >>

DDA busy this winter planning 2012 enhancements

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Recruiting new businesses and finding places for their customers to park. If Suzanne Perreault, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), has her way these will be the two overarching objectives that drive the budgeting process just getting started for the next fiscal year, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013....more >>
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Science Alive!

Students and staff at Eagle Creek Academy recently enjoyed three days of visits with the SCIENCE ALIVE! Program. The event is an annual tradition at the school. In fact, it is one of the most popular activities of the school year....more >>
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Tobe returns as high school's interim principal

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor It did not take long forTom Tobe to feel at home as Lake Orion's interim high school principal. Most of the staffworked with him during the first half of the 2009-10 school year, when he held the same position while the district looked for a permanent principal....more >>

Calendars depicting breast cancer survivors fund free mammograms

By C.J. Carnacchio Oxford Leader Editor Traditionally, this is the time of year when people start putting up their brand new calendars featuring everything from cute puppies and adorable kittens to sleek sports cars and exotic bikini-clad models....more >>

Lake Orion wins big at Thespian Festival

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review This year's Thespian Festival at Saginaw Valley State University was a chance to compete for some, a learning experience for many and, for 29 members of Lake Orion High School's Thespian troupe, an enormous success....more >>
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Deputy charged with OWI

Lake Orion Police assisted Oxford Police Jan. 8 with the apprehension of allegedly intoxicated off-duty Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Michael G. Daves. Daves was a 20-year veteran of the Pontiac Police Department prior to it dissolving last year....more >>

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Coffee hour At 9 a.m., Jan. 27, The Citizen newspaper staff hosts a coffee hour at The Citizen office, 12 South St. Come join us for treats and conversation. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund are accepted....more >>
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Lane Car Company expands

Lane Car Company has grown. Owners Jim Lane and Jon Burklow will open a new facility later this month at 110 Ortonville Road, the former home of Simms Chevrolet. The 50,000 square-foot facility on about 10 acres will include six bays for full service repair, instant oil change and a complete body shop....more >>

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Village coffers include 45 percent fund equity

Goodrich.-By a 5-0 vote on Monday night, the village council accepted an audit report from Lewis & Knopf for the year ending June 30, 2011. Steve Kidd, CPA for Lewis & Knopf delivered the report to the council....more >>

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Village council to consider weed spray for mill pond

Goodrich-The village council voted 5-0 on Monday night for the continuation and renewal of a Michigan Department of Natural Resources permit to spray the mill pond with chemicals for excessive weed growth; however, they did not order the application....more >>

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Firefighters called for swan trapped on ice

Brandon Twp.- Dogs, horses, and deer trapped in ice-covered lakes and ponds in the township have prompted calls to the fire department in the past. Jan. 4, however, was the first time Fire Chief Dave Kwapis had ever been summoned to rescue a swan....more >>

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How fast is too fast on gravel roads? Public responds

Brandon Twp.- It's all about perception. When it comes to speed limits, 1st Lt. Thad Peterson, Michigan State Police traffic services commander, said that a 25 mph speed limit on gravel roads leads residents to believe they are safer, when in actuality they are not, nor are drivers obeying that speed....more >>
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Brandon Alternative High School hoops scoring big with teens

It's just six basketball games. However, for a team of 12 Brandon Alternative High School students known as the Bullfrogs, a few hours each week on the hardwood has sparked some added interest in education, teamwork and lots of fun....more >>
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Declutter, get organized in 2012

Groveland Twp.- Brigitte Todd knows that lost time is lost money. Lost keys, lost documents, and general clutter causes stress. A common New Year's resolution is to get organized and not coincidentally, January is National Get Organized Month....more >>

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Owners of abandoned buildings respond to village requests

Goodrich- A pair of abandoned village structures are getting some attention. The village council instructed Village Attorney Mike Gildner to resolve issues with the owners of the Goodrich House Apartments near the corner of Hegel and Clarence streets and an abandoned home near Hegel and M-15 following the Dec....more >>

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Library needs twp. board support for millage vote

Brandon Twp.- The library is open only five days a week effective this month. If township residents approved a millage proposal this year, hours of service would likely be restored....more >>

Brief - Book sale

Orion Township Public Library is hosting its first "Gently Used Books Sale" of 2012 on Jan. 18-21. The event, hosted by The Friends of the Library, actually kicks off with a special preview sale for members on Tuesday, Jan....more >>

Brief - Book sale

Orion Township Public Library is hosting its first "Gently Used Books Sale" of 2012 on Jan. 18-21. The event, hosted by The Friends of the Library, actually kicks off with a special preview sale for members on Tuesday, Jan....more >>

Brief - Hoops beat cancer

The Lake Orion girls' varsity basketball team is hosting its annual Coaches vs. Cancer game on Monday, Jan. 16, when the Lady Dragons host Brandon at 7 p.m. Coach Steve Roberts hopes to have a large crowd on hand for the game to recognize a number of Lake Orion teachers and other community members who have died from and/or survived the disease....more >>

Brief - Body found

The body of a missing Orion Township man, Michael James Henry, 57, was found after three days in a field behind the Boys and Girls Club on Waldon Road. Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies, aided by tracking dogs and an aviation unit, found Henry who apparently was exercising his dogs at the time of his disappearance....more >>

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Briefs

Coaches vs. Cancer The Goodrich boys basketball team will host a "Coaches Vs. Cancer" auction at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road. Warm-up shirts are being auctioned to be worn at the Coaches Vs....more >>

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Holiday tensions lead to family fight, arrest, jail

Brandon Twp.- A fight involving several females all related to each other started with alleged inappropriate behavior by a teenager on Christmas, and three days later, escalated to profanities, a slap, minor injuries to multiple parties and a drawn gun....more >>
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Educator retires after four decades of work

Bill Snyder is a marathon man. With 24 Boston Marathons and countless other road races on his resume, at 68-years-old Snyder has endured the rigorous 26.2 miles for many years. While his stellar athletic accomplishments are remarkable—his longevity and contributions in the classroom are just as notable....more >>

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Still looking for the first baby of 2012

The New Year is a week-old, but so far, no baby. The Citizen newspaper is still seeking the first baby born in our readership area after midnight Jan. 1, 2012. The bundle of joy, along with the family, will receive a host of gifts in a basket compliments of The Citizen with many great gifts from our generous contest sponsors: T....more >>
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In the news 2011

Editor's Note: The Citizen concludes the 2011 Year in Review. Last week covered January through May. June Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville Ortonville- Thirty-six teams. Ninety-five survivors....more >>

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Valentine dance now all in the family

By Kelly Baum Staff Writer Come share a Valentine with your family at the Valentine Family Dance. Brandon Township Parks and Recreation will host their very first Valentine Family Dance from 6-8 p....more >>
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Local scout set to raise flags in village

Goodrich- Flags may soon be flying in the village once again. By June 14, Flag Day, local scout Hunter Hansz hopes to not only have new flagpoles up in front of the village offices, but hopefully spark some patriotism in the community....more >>

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Area gravel road speed limits debated

Lawmakers propose bill that would let communities decide limits

Local governments may soon have the ability to lower speed limits on gravel roads. At 7 p.m., Jan., 10, State Sen. Dave Robertson (R-Grand Blanc Township) and State Rep. Brad Jacobsen (R-Oxford) will host a town hall meeting at the Brandon Middle School, 609 S....more >>
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Reading to furry friends

Alex Byrd reads to a registered therapy dog during Independence Township Library's R.E.A.D. to Paws program, Saturday. Yellow labs Deacon and Skipper and other pooches provide a comforting presence to young readers in the once-a-month program....more >>

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Bond vote set for May

School district asking for $20 million for technology, building

Voters will decide in May if the school district can borrow $20 million, adding onto a current bonded debt of $138 million. Clarkston School Board voted 4-3, Jan. 9, to approve the special election....more >>
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New year, new effort to dissolve Clarkston

Cory Johnston has a New Year's resolution to dissolve his hometown of Clarkston. The former city councilman wants to know who's with him. "I want to find out if the people of the City of the Village of Clarkston really want to pay 64 percent more in local taxes than our friends and neighbors in Independence Township when most of our government funded services come from the township," Johnston said....more >>

No own, no crime

After almost of year of time, thousands of tax dollars spent for two investigations by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, nothing has changed with Independence Township's "missing tractor" case....more >>

Supervisor disability extended

Independence Township received a letter from their insurance carrier, Mutal of Omaha, on Jan. 6 stating Supervisor Dave Wagner's disability has been extended. "The letter was pretty simple....more >>

'Drinking alone' with CVP

Clarkston Village Players present the comedy "Drinking Along," weekends, January 20-21, 27-29, and Feb. 3-4, Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. Tickets are $13, Friday and Saturday; $11, Sunday....more >>
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Making a difference with her hair

Katie Carnacchi, 11, gave the gift of confidence and care for Christmas, donating 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. "She only knows long hair and wears a permanent ponytail," said Mary Carnacchi, her mother....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Word dogs

Dogs are a reader's best friend at the Independence Township Library's R.E.A.D. to Paws program. Volunteers bring their Reading Education Assistance Dogs to the library about every month....more >>
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Dance moves on the court

Clarkston High School Varsity Dance Team performs at Friday's basketball game....more >>
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Throw it over there...

Clarkston fans try to direct a North Farmington player's free throw away from the basket, at the Jan....more >>

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Strolling Cocktail Party

Clarkston Retailers Group hosts a strolling cocktail party downtown, 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. Eighteen Main Street retailers will provide free snacks, drinks, and entertainment, while collecting donations for O....more >>

Biodiversity program

Wild Ones, North Oakland Chapter, hosts Biodiversity Live, 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at St. Daniel Church Cushing Center, 7010 Valley Park Drive. Presenters with the Organization for Bat Conservation will discuss how plants and animals are connected, balance of natural ecosystems, human impact on biodiversity, and how to protect wildlife....more >>

More hours at Wint

The Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park is open for walk-in visits, Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The nature center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Advance reservations programs including group programs, field trips, birthday parties, etc....more >>

Fiddlers in concert

Clarkston United Methodist Church hosts The Saline Fiddlers in concert, 3 p.m., Jan. 22. The group of young performers present an energetic, polished stage show including music, song and dance from the traditions of Folk Fiddle, Bluegrass, Jazz, Western Swing and Celtic music....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "High school seeks more police help" The Clarkston Board of Education voted to increase the time of the district's only police liasion and agreed to request to hire a second officer to conduct more classes in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program....more >>
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Coaching legend honored

With so many coaches out there under scrutiny these days for cheating, violating rules and covering up criminal acts, it's nice to know there are coaches who still embody and extol the virtues of integrity, hard work and sacrifice....more >>
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Hunting coming to Watershed Park

Whether Addison Township residents are for or against it, one thing is for sure it's inevitable that hunting will be allowed at Watershed Preserve Park because of an agreement the local government signed with the state about 15 years ago....more >>
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Sheriff's deputy arrested for drunk driving

Lake Orion Police assisted Oxford Village Police Jan. 8 with the apprehension of allegedly intoxicated off-duty Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Glenn Daves. When Daves, who resides in Oxford, was arrested, his blood-alcohol content ranged from ....more >>
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Police: Man assaults landlord, threatens suicide

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies had to talk a man out of ending his life following an alleged domestic assault Jan. 8. At approximately 11:33 a.m., Oakland County Sheriff's deputies from Oxford Township responded to a report of domestic assault with injury in the 500 block of Worthington inside the Parkhurst Estates mobile home community....more >>
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Move over Danica here come the Skelly sisters!

The world of auto racing has seen very few female drivers make a significant impact on the sport. Even with the recent success of Indy Racing League/NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, the sport has mostly been dominated by male drivers going full throttle and racing for all the glory....more >>
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A lawyer in Afghanistan

Practicing law is not an easy profession anywhere in the world, but imagine doing it in a remote, war-torn country like Afghanistan. That's exactly what U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrea Hunwick's been doing since the end of October....more >>
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1879: Andrew Rube Foster, father of the Negro baseball leagues.Until 1947 talented black athletes toiled in relative obscurity in the Negro Leagues.
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1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
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1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.