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Dragons burn Falcons for district championship

Anyone that has seen a Lake Orion senior basketball player is now looking at an MHSAA divisional champion. Traveling to Rochester to do battle against the Falcons, a team which Orion has lost to twice in the regular season, the Dragons fought tooth, nail and wing to bring about the 48-44 win....more >>
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OMS wrestlers win first county tournament

"Tough." That's the word Coach Kyle Brammer used over and over again to explain why, for the first time ever, Oxford Middle School's wrestling team won the Oakland County Middle School Wrestling Championships held over the weekend at Rochester High School....more >>

Green's Park Lifeguards on chopping block

The economy has claimed another service provided by Lake Orion's downtown and this one may prevent fun times at the beach. For the first time in at least 30 years, the Lake Orion Village Council decided, at a March 8 budget meeting, to proceed with their budget without accounting for lifeguards at Green's Park, located on S....more >>
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Rescue league needs $10K to get grant for surgical equipment

The good news is the K-9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford was awarded a $10,000 grant from the State of Michigan to help upgrade its facilities for spaying and neutering dogs. The bad news is the nonprofit group must first raise $10,000 and purchase the equipment in order to receive the state money as reimbursement....more >>

Parents: Chill, listen, don't give advice

Suicide not about death, it's about pain

Every day in America, according the latest statistics, 63 adolescents die as a result of suicide. Across the nation, communities are coming together to discuss what most folks don't want to talk about: suicide....more >>
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Three brothers, three championships, one day

The hockey-loving Norris family of Oxford scored the ultimate hat trick on March 4. Playing for three different teams in three different locations, all three Norris boys Coale, Josh and Dalton won state championships in the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association....more >>
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Recalls working with pro golfer Gillis

Lake Orion grad making the most on the professional golf scene

Lake Orion residents may go far and wide when they graduate from high school, but not many come back as professional athletes. And not many come back after performances that put them in league with the likes of Tiger Woods....more >>
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DiCicco honored for helping disabled students

Even as a high school student, it was quite clear that Jeanne DiCicco was destined to enhance the lives of young people with disabilities. "I was always drawn to the special needs classroom," she said....more >>

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Appeals 'down significantly' at Boards of Review

It's Board of Review time again in Oakland County, but the number of people showing up to appeal the assessed values of their properties is down. "We're seeing a significant reduction in the amount of people that are challenging their assessments," said Dave Hieber, manager of the Oakland County Equalization Division, which does the assessing for 31 communities....more >>

Orion Grondin's gives out Prom dresses

Olivia Shumaker Review Intern At the Lake Orion Grondin's, a girl's prom wishes and dreams can be answered. During their Prom Dress Extravaganza, which lasts up to the date of prom, Grondin's is giving away prom dresses for free to girls interested in taking one....more >>

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FISH collecting for Easter dinners, baskets

Easter is sort of the forgotten holiday when it comes to charitable giving. Everybody wants to make sure those in need have plenty to eat for their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, plus lots of clothes and toys under the tree....more >>

Second opinion in and township waits on W.M.

On Monday, The Lake Orion Review received a faxed press release from Orion Township Supervisor JoAnn VanTassel's office. The one and half page fax was in regards to Orion seeking a second legal opinion on the township's entering an April 2011 agreement with Waste Management....more >>
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Student art still available at LOHS

By Tahra Gribbin Review Intern Members of the Lake Orion community came out to support the artistic students of Lake Orion High School on March 11 for their annual art show. Along with plenty of art pieces to buy and even more to observe, attendees were treated to a number of solo performances from Lake Orion High School's choir members....more >>
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Eggstravagant art

Rich culture packaged in ornate shell

Coloring eggs for Easter isn't just a child's activity. For some people, it's an expression of a rich cultural and religious history that dates back to ancient times. Such is the case with Ukrainian Easter eggs, or pysanky, the making of which was the focus of a March 10 workshop at the Oxford Public Library led by Rochester Hills resident and folk artist Susana Woloson....more >>

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Optimist Club seeking members

Are you an optimistic person? Are you someone who cares about society's youth? Are you the type of individual who's looking to get involved in your community and really make a difference? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Optimist Club of Oxford would like to recruit you as a member....more >>

Recognized for efforts to help dogs

As part of its annual recognition of community service, Waste Management of Michigan/Ohio selected Deanna West of Lake Orion to receive its most prestigious community award as "Volunteer of the Year....more >>

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Ortonville Woman's Club At 1 p.m., March 22, at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, the Ortonville Woman's Club will hold a meeting about Camp Tuhsmeheta. The OCEF donation request is for snacks and all women are invited to attend....more >>
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It's post time: Night at the Races March 24

Ortonville- Will this year's "Night at the Races" be entertaining? You can bet on it. The third annual event in which guests view and bet on horse races is planned for 6:30-9:30 p....more >>

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User fee set for Village Skate Park this spring

Ortonville- The Village Skate Park will open April 1, as usual. To use the park, however, you must pay a fee. Village officials are implementing new rules this year for the 8-year-old park, including requirements that prior to using the park, individuals must sign a waiver and fill out an application that will be put on file at the village office, 476 Mill Street....more >>

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Ortonville Community Emergency Fund Easter assistance

The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund could use some extra help for Easter. The food pantry that serves families in need in the Brandon School District is expecting to assist 200 families with Easter dinners and some candy for children this year....more >>

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Volunteers: The Heart of Our Community

Every year, Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance recognizes young people who make a difference in the community as volunteers or through acts of heroism. "The BGYA volunteers make a huge difference in our community," said Fran Hotchkiss, BGYA youth recognition chairperson....more >>

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Brandon eyes custodian privatization again

Brandon Twp.- The school board is once again considering the privatization of custodial services. During the March 6 finance committee meeting, Superintendent Lorrie McMahon said school board members agreed to put out a request for proposals, seeking bids from private companies offering custodial services to the district....more >>
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House fire

Atlas Twp.-On March 9, township firefighters along with Davison, Brandon and Grand Blanc Township fire personnel responded to a house fire in the 12000 block of Hegel Road. A nearby construction worker noticed smoke coming from the home and called 9-1-1....more >>

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Investing Fundamentals

Brandon Twp.- Investing, the stock market, IRAs, 401ks, bonds, CDs—it can all seem overwhelming. How much will you need to retire? What about your child's college education? A new, free series being offered at the township library, 304 South St....more >>
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'Hi, my name is Madison'

The face of Madison Chind will be seen by thousands of visitors to McDonald's restaurants in Detroit and surrounding areas this month, including the Ortonville McDonald's. The little girl's winning smile, dimpled cheek and bright blue eyes are enough to draw anyone's attention to the paper image that lines McDonald's trays....more >>
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The stage is set for 'The Apple Tree'at Goodrich High School

Adam and Eve, "The Lady or the Tiger," and a modern day Cinderella are coming to the Goodrich High School stage. After the success of "Fiddler On the Roof" which went on stage last spring, GHS director Steve Mitchell is looking forward to "The Apple Tree....more >>

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Council passes SS number breach over to village insurance

Goodrich- When the village council adjourned the special meeting just after 9 p.m. Monday night, a glimmer of light may have been shed on a controversy over a breach of security and just who should be responsible....more >>
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Lights out

Heavy rain is suspected to be the cause of a power outage in the area on Monday. Power was out for about 2-and-a-half hours—from roughly 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 6, affecting 2,300 customers of DTE Energy in Brandon and Groveland townships and the village of Ortonville....more >>
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Historic bridge teeters on end

Goodrich-Jim Hunter has a bridge that once led somewhere. Hunter's backyard incorporates a section of the Kearsley Creek near Green Road and what locals have labeled the 'Rhodes Road Bridge....more >>

Bald Mountain 20 year goals outlined

The Department of Natural Resources is in the process of developing a General Management Plan for Bald Mountain Recreation Area. This plan will outline 20-year goals in the form of Management Zones, which will guide the DNR in the management of park resources and the visitor experience....more >>

Brief - Orion Area Youth Assistance seeking nominations

Orion Area Youth Assistance is seeking nominations for youth for their 19th Annual Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony. The nomination deadline is this Friday (March 16). The ceremny is April 26,at 6:30 p....more >>
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Leash on Life Dog Club

Brandon Twp.- Leah Bede and Susan Sigler, fourth grade students at Oakwood Elementary, may be young, but they are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs. Leah, 10, and Susan, 9, have founded the Leash on Life Dog Club, with the intent of raising money to support local dog rescue efforts....more >>

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Brandon Idol At 6 p.m., March 26 and 27, at the Performing Arts Center at Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, there will be performances of "Brandon Idol."Tickets are $5 per night and will be sold at the door....more >>

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Architectural design ordinance

Brandon Twp.- The township board has approved new architectural design requirements addressing commercial and multi-residential development. The board approved 6-0 the second reading of a new section added to the architectural design ordinance during their March 5 meeting....more >>

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Board OKs resolution supporting natural gas main extension in twp.

Brandon Twp.- The township board has adopted a resolution giving formal support to Consumers Energy's plan to extend natural gas mains here. The board voted 4-2 to adopt the resolution....more >>

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Twp. medical marijuana moratorium extended

Brandon Twp.- The township board has approved extending for one year a moratorium on medical marijuana. The 6-0 vote to adopt a resolution in support of the extension came during the March 5 board meeting....more >>

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Goodrich School Board OKs artificial turf for field

Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Feb. 27 the school board approved $586,140 for artificial turf for the athletic field. After a few upgrades to the middle school last year, the second phase of a $15....more >>
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Wind, downed powerline result in house fire

Brandon Twp.- Strong winds that blew through the township in the early hours of March 3 downed several trees, including one that fell on a powerline and set a house on fire. The home, located at 640 Granger Hills Drive, ultimately burned to the ground as firefighters responding from Brandon as well as five other local departments were thwarted in their efforts to put out the blaze by the downed trees on various roads in the township, as well as the wind that fueled the fire....more >>
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From 'Down Under' to Goodrich

Eleanor Langley and Belinda Hamilton spent 26 hours on a flight to reach Goodrich. Two of the four foreign exchange students currently at Goodrich High School, Langley and Hamilton are both from Australia Langley, 18, of Sydney, said that the biggest differences between the U....more >>
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Local scores auditions for 'The Voice,' 'America's Got Talent'

DJ Robert Navarre hasn't sung professionally since 2002, when his son, James, was born. Navarre, a Goodrich resident, still makes his living in music, as owner of Full Effect DJ Service and also as a professional guitarist....more >>
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Champion at 103

Goodrich Martian Isaac Jewell wins state wrestling crown

Goodrich-Isaac Jewell began his wrestling career at a rather dismal 0-23. "As a seventh grade wrestler at 75 pounds, I was getting pinned all the time," said Jewell, now 18. "The coaches were throwing me out there against tougher opponents—they knew I would come back....more >>
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Lady Martians District Champs

The Goodrich Martians won their third straight district championship on March 2 by defeating Birch Run 90-36 at GHS. The Lady Martians then advanced to the Class B regional semifinal where they dumped Frankenmuth 66-25 at Carrollton High School....more >>

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Council to hear report on missing Social Security numbers

Goodrich-In November, the village council voted 4-0 to hire Grand Blanc CPA Karl Haiser to resolve an unpaid bill of about $6,000 as well as answer questions regarding whether 19 individuals' private information was compromised by the removal of computer files after the dismissal of the village administrator....more >>
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Construction worker electrocuted

Ortonville- A 50-year-old Clio man was killed in the village March 1 when a ladder he was attempting to move fell on a power line, electrocuting him. George Short died and his co-worker, Richard Ridley, 48, who was helping move an aluminum extension ladder, suffered minor injuries in the accident....more >>
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What's up with local business?

Find out in our 41st annual Progress edition!

Wow, what a difference a year makes! In this week's edition of your community newspaper, The Clarkston News, is the culmination of two months' work. Our 41st annual Progress Edition, Trends 2012, showcases the vitality of our local business community....more >>

Spring break activities here in town

Students looking to spend spring break serving the community have several opportunities here at home. Independence Township is planning a Clarkston Community Garden project, April 2-5....more >>

Increases coming for water and sewer rates

Independence Township residents will pay more for water and sewer this year. Township Board approved a 3.6 percent increase in sewer rates and a 5 percent in water rates on a 4-0 vote, March 6....more >>

Township looks into city dissolution

With "a lot of chatter" around town and in the media concerning the possible dissolution of the City of the Village of Clarkston, Independence Township Trustee Neil Wallace was concerned....more >>
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Charity runner heads to Boston

Leah McLean faces a long road in her efforts to help cancer patients 26.2 miles through Boston, Mass. "I'm running the Boston Marathon on April 16," said McLean. "I'm running it as a charity runner, meaning that I have to raise money for a given charity in order to gain entry into the race....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Student writers honored by Optimists

From left are Clarkston Optimist Essay Contest winners Alyssa Setting, first place; Rebecca Turner, third place; and Andrea Vedrody, second place. The Optimists presented medals, gift certificates to Best Buy, and breakfast at their March 7 meeting to the Clarkston High School students....more >>
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Rotarians help with ShelterBox

As ShelterBox Ambassadors, Clarkston Rotarians Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty attended the ShelterBoxUSA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. ShelterBox is a disaster relief organization which provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world, including those in Louisiana and Arkansas, who are affected by natural and man-made disasters....more >>

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Optimist Oratorical contest

Clarkston Optimist Club hosts its Oratorical contest at Clarkston Junior High on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Topic is How my Optimism Helps Me Overcome Obstacles. Clarkston Area Optimist's Oratorical Contest registration is due by March 19 to Brose Electric, 5897 Dixie Hwy....more >>

Awards for youth

Clarkston Area Youth Assistance is accepting nominations for Youth Recognition of outstanding contributions in volunteerism, behavior, academic achievement, and citizenship. Examples include students who always help clean up after functions, befriend new students, made significant academic or behavioral improvement, and helps senior citizens in the neighborhood....more >>

Swan for Life up for foundation award

Clarkston's Swan for Life Cancer Foundation was selected as a candidate for the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. Finalists will be determined through online votingthrough March 23 at vote....more >>

April Fool's Run

Clarkston Community Church hosts the Seventh Annual April Fool's Run, March 31. They have a 10K and 5K timed run as well as a 5K walk for $25. A timed one-mile run is $10. All proceeds go to the Youth's Homeless Mission Work....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Arkwright resigns" After years on various boards, Clarkston City Councilman Steve Arkwright sadly gave up his seat due to a promotion and transfer to Texas for his job at Paine Webber....more >>
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Born December 19th
1906: Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet General Secretary of the Communist party and President of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until 1982.
1915: Edith Piaf, internationally famous French cabaret singer, best remembered for her songs La Vie en rose and Non, je ne regrette rein.
1933: Ciciely Tyson, actress, best remembered for her role in The Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman.
December 19th
in history
1900: The French Parliament votes amnesty for everyone involved in the Dreyfus Affair.
1909: American socialist women denounce suffrage as a movement of the middle class. The first Woman's Rights Convention at Senaca Falls, New York.
1941: Japanese land on Hong Kong and clash with British troops.The China Air Task Force.
1942: The British advance 40 miles into Burma in a drive to oust the Japanese from the colony.Detachment 101 in Burma.
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, American troops begin pulling back from the twin Belgian cities of Krinkelt and Rocherath in front of the advancing German Army.