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Oldest Oakland County Sheriff's Lieutenant retires

The Orion Township Substation will lose a long time ally of the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, as Lieutenant Bruce Naile retires after 42 years of service. "Naile has had a remarkable career in a variety of assignments," said Township supervisor JoAnn VanTassel....more >>

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Supervisor delivers glowing annual report

Things have been going extraordinarily well in Addison Township, but the best is yet to come. That was the essence of the 22-minute report Supervisor Bruce Pearson delivered during the township's annual meeting held Saturday morning....more >>
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Whoppers are coming early this year

By Tahra Gribbin Review Intern Most people wouldn't think that March would be a good time to fish, but this year it has proved to be for one man. Richard Leach, a long time Lake Orion resident caught a 32-inch Northern Pike a few weeks ago....more >>

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Wanted: Public Officials

Village, twp. seek folks for appointed, elected offices

Opportunities abound these days for folks interested in getting involved in Oxford village and township governments. Due to last week's resignation of Councilman Kevin Stephison, the village is seeking someone to fill the seat until the September 2013 election....more >>
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LOHS student film showing at Carnege Hall

By Tahra Gribbin Review Intern Hollywood may seem far away to many area residents, but for one promising Lake Orion man, it's only a matter of years away. Lake Orion High School senior, Jonathan D'Ambrosio has a film debuting at Carnege Hall on June 1....more >>

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Public hearing on farm market set for April 12

A seasonal farm market could be opening in Oxford Township in a few weeks, but first, the owners must obtain approval for a special land use from the planning commission. The Brandon Township-based Scott's Farm Market, owned by Vernon and Cheryl Scott, is seeking to erect an outdoor sales area on a vacant parcel located on the east side of M-24, north of Helen St and south of E....more >>
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CEO participated in historic trade mission

Ask the average American what words they associate with Afghanistan and they'd probably use terms like war, terrorism and instability. Ask Oxford resident Lori Blaker what words she associates with the country and she'd most likely say economic opportunity....more >>

LOHS presents musical

By Tahra Gribbin Review Intern Lake Orion High School's spring musical this year is "Footloose." "Footloose" is a fun musical centered around Ren MacCormack who moves from a big city to a small town where the community has just had a tragedy....more >>
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Fund-raiser to finance patrols on Lakeville Lake

"It's a piece of Heaven on this Earth. It's nature at its best." That's how Gerald Galea views Lakeville Lake in Addison Township and he intends to keep it that way. But he can't do it alone, so he and some other concerned property owners on the lake have banded together to raise money to ensure it's regularly patrolled by the Oakland County Sheriff's Marine Patrol and Water Rescue Unit this year....more >>

LOHS' Havrialla earns press commendation

By Tahra Gribbin Review Intern Senior Kathryn Havrilla is this year's representative for "all MIPA" through Lake Orion High School's Television Production Workshop. MIPA stands for Michigan Interscholastic Press Association....more >>
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Help fight autism with a tattoo

Some people support causes by wearing colorful ribbons. Others participate in fund-raising relays, walks and runs. Now, there's a more permanent way to spread awareness and contribute money tattoos....more >>
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Rev. Habermehl remembered for humility, charity

For 33 years, his name and his work were virtually synonymous with charity, kindness and compassion in Oxford. Sadly, Rev. Arthur J. Habermehl's good works on this Earth came to an end when he passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Port Huron....more >>
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There was a lurcher at the library!

A lurcher visited the local library to help little ones with their learning. It sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss story, but that's what happened at the Oxford Public Library on Saturday....more >>

Meet Orion's new library director, Karen Knox

For National Library Week, the Orion Township Public Library board invites the community to a "meet & greet" on Thursday, April 12 from 4-7 in the library's Orion Room. Cookies and punch will be served....more >>
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Orion Oaks gets a load of Red Oaks

In March students at Orion Oaks Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in the Tree's for Living program. "This program provided our school with over 700 germinating acorns which were planted by all of our students," principal Ken Nuss said....more >>

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Dust control The spring application of chloride for dust control is set to begin May 14 on Atlas Township roads following grading by the Genesee County Road Commission. The spring application is at no cost to the township directly the second application, in the fall, costs the township $40,929....more >>

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So, who wants to be a millionaire?

Susan says

Chances are, you didn't win the $640-million lottery jackpot last week. Yeah, I didn't either. If I had, I wouldn't be writing this. If you had, you wouldn't be reading this. Did you play? Not sure what the odds are on that, but I'd say better than average....more >>
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CERT, community prepares for disasters

Brandon Twp.- With the arrival of spring comes the potential for tornadoes, high winds and other severe weather. Members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) here are now better prepared to handle disaster situations after search and rescue training March 31 at Oakwood Community Church....more >>
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Step aside cats and dogs—skunks can make pretty good pets, too

Atlas Twp.- Delores Rabideau's pets often receive a bad rap. Maybe they should, considering their unmistakable odor often arrives before they do. Rabideau is the proud owner of pet skunks....more >>
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Country Oaks settlement: Supermarket, drug stores possible on land

Brandon Twp.- More than a year after Country Oaks Landscape Supply filed a court action appealing the township's decision to deny rezoning of the business property to C-2 (general business) a settlement has been reached....more >>
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Slot Car Crossing

Brandon Twp.-Dennis Pennington loves to drive fast. Some days speeds can top 125 mph. But don't expect local deputies to be writing any tickets soon—Pennington revs his vehicle up in about 80 feet indoors....more >>

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Otisville man killed, two injured in M-15 crash

Spring snow, ice may have been cause of accident

Atlas Twp.-Bad weather and icy roads may have been contributing factors in a two-car crash that left one man dead and two others in serious condition on March 30. Township firefighters and Genesee County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of the fatal two-car collision on State Road (M-15) just south of Maple Avenue at about 12:16 p....more >>

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Twp. LED signs to glow once again

Brandon Twp.- The LED signs in the township have been dark since January, but they may soon be back in business. The township board approved the first reading of an amended sign ordinance during their April 2 meeting by a 5-1 vote....more >>

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District superintendent search begins

Goodrich-In a special meeting Monday night the board of education voted 6-1 to retain the services of the Michigan Leadership Institute to coordinate the search for a district superintendent following the resignation of John Fazer on March 26....more >>

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Privatization bids: $200K savings, more hours

Brandon Twp.- The school board will discuss privatization of custodial services at the next finance committee meeting, planned for 6:30 p.m., April 10, at the central district office, 1025 S....more >>
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EXTRA, EXTRA, read all about it!

Brandon Twp.- Teacher Sharon Voyer holds an iPad and sounds out a letter, then asks Kaylee Weir to do the same and touch the correct word on the screen. The little girl concentrates and tentatively reaches out to a word that lights up, showing she is right....more >>

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Clearwater Campground, Brandon Township reach settlement

Brandon Twp.- After more than a year of a public battle, the Clearwater Campground Association and the township have reached a settlement which may allow some campground residents to stay in their homes year-round....more >>

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Plenty to run for locally

Atlas, Brandon, Groveland township boards wide open for new candidates

For area residents that may be considering a run at local government —now may be the time. All seats on all township boards are up for grabs this election year. Candidates seeking to run for the Atlas, Brandon and Groveland township boards must file petitions by 4 p....more >>
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You can hear them now

Area schools lifting cell phone restrictions for students

Like many students, Lucy Grogan calls home on her cell phone when she arrives at school in the morning.. "When I get to school I call Mom and let her know I made it," said Grogan, 17, a senior at Goodrich High School....more >>

Brief - Public notice

Green's Park schedule - Green's Park will host it's preseason opening April 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. No attendant and no lifeguard will be on duty. No swimming will be allowed and the beach and buildings will remain closed until May 1....more >>

Briefs - Orion Township consent agenda

Solicitation request - A request from VFW Post 334 to conduct their Annual buddy Poppy Drive from May 10 to May 12 was approved as part of the consent agenda at the April 2 Orion Township Board Meeting....more >>

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Lions Egg Hunt Beginning at 10 a.m., April 7, at the football field at H.T. Burt Lifelong Learning Center, 209 Varsity Drive, Ortonville, the Ortonville Lions Club will hold its free annual community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages one to nine....more >>
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Honor guard receives assistance

Area fire departments require continuous training and preparation for a variety of emergency responses. However, one area fire department is now prepared to assist in honoring those fallen comrades....more >>

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Occupy Ortonville meeting

Ortonville- Pam Belding is bringing the Occupy movement to the village. Residents aren't likely to see a community of tents or protestors marching in the streets downtown, but the first Occupy Ortonville meeting is planned for 10 a....more >>
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New librarian at Goodrich Library

Goodrich Library's new librarian has a big heart for books, especially teen literature and cookbooks. Meagan Brown started as the new librarian at the Goodrich branch of the GDL (Genesee District Library) on March 24....more >>
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Ortonville Animal Hospital

Brandon Twp.- There's a new veterinarian in town, in a well-established facility. Dr. Nancy Flanigan purchased the Ortonville Animal Clinic practice last month and has renamed it the Ortonville Animal Hospital....more >>

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Atlas Township sets road projects for 2012

Atlas Twp.-The board of trustees voted 5-0 on Monday night to pave the approach to seven township intersections. The Genesee County Road Commission will coordinate paving segments of seven road approaches at the intersections of Green and Ridge roads, Horton and Gale roads (west), Horton and Gale roads (east), Horton Road at M-15, Green and Gale roads, Burpee and Gale roads and McCandlish and Gale roads....more >>

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Local takes aim at 51st House seat, August primary

Goodrich native Ryan Starski announced his candidacy for State Representative of the 51st District last week. Starski, 24, a Goodrich native and 2006 graduate of Goodrich High School said he will seek the nomination of the Democratic Party....more >>

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Gas main extension meeting April 10

Consumers Energy is proposing the extension of natural gas mains in Brandon Township. Overall, the project would offer service to 2,000 occupied structures, one-third of residences in the township....more >>

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Skate Park opens with new policy, fee for season

Ortonville- The Village Skate Park opens this Tuesday, but anyone planning to use the park must visit the village office first. The village council approved a new skate park policy at their March 26 meeting....more >>

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Township to seek fire millage renewal in August

Atlas Twp.-The township board of trustees voted 5-0 on Monday night to place a renewal of 1 mill for the fire department on the Aug. 7 general election ballot. The fire millage was last approved by township voters in 2006 when 1 mill generated $331,000 per year....more >>

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Father, son to be charged after fight in park

Warrants were issued on Tuesday for two Goodrich men following an altercation in the Commons Park. According to reports from the Genesee County Sheriff's Department, at about 5 p.m....more >>
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No holding back

Brandon Twp.- Hunter Parker has been blind since birth, but on Wednesday, he enjoyed helping others see how his disability doesn't hold him back. "Blind people can do just as much as sighted people if they set their minds to it," said Parker, 18, who attended Disability Awareness Day at Oakwood Elementary March 28....more >>

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Sheriff's deputies investigate possible misuse of Facebook

Brandon Twp.- Social media users beware. In the digital age, Facebook, Twitter, and texting are all popular forms of communication. All have their perils, however, and can be misused, as a recent police report shows....more >>
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Goodrich superintendent gets new contract, then resigns

Goodrich- Just moments after the school board unanimously approved renewing Superintendent John Fazer's contract for one year, board members opened envelopes containing Fazer's resignation letter....more >>
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Learning to serve

Kindergartner Kate Battishill finishes decorating a card during Independence Elementary's S.O.C.K.S Day, March 22. The card was for a bag filled with toiletries for Grace Centers of Hope....more >>

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Trustees look to lower next supervisor's pay

David Lohmeier, Independence Township trustee, wants to lower the salary for the next supervisor from almost $80,000 with benefits to $25,000 with no benefits. "I think we need to give the next board every opportunity to succeed," Lohmeier said....more >>

City, township talks district library millage

Independence Township and City of the Village of Clarkston formed a District Library Committee to pursue creation of a new district library for the Clarkston area. Its first step: agree on a millage rate....more >>
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Celebrating art in the city

Clarkston patrons celebrated the arrival of Detroit Institute of Art Inside/Out, March 28, with wine and cheese at City Hall. "I wanted to do something to celebrate the fact we were selected to participate with the DIA," said City Councilwoman Peg Roth....more >>

Tees available now

May is approaching fast and Clarkston High School Boys Lacrosse is set for their annual Game for a Cure. "Last year, Game for a Cure donated over $9,000 to St. Joseph's Cancer Research Center," said Vicki O'Grady, Game for a Cure coordinator....more >>
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Learning to stand united against bullying

If Everest Academy eighth graders Becca Luttinen and Emma Cross saw someone being bullied, they know what to do. "If I see a bullying circle, I hope to not be a bystander or henchman," Luttinen said....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Cold collections

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Downtown spring plantings

Clarkston Farm and Garden Club members were downtown last week, bringing springtime flowers to stone planters along Main Street. The club created and maintain the honorarium planters throughout the year....more >>
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Holy awareness raising, Batman!

Erika Nowak and Andrea Dumais, both seniors at Clarkston High School, had a service learning project to plan for their current events class. Their idea raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association....more >>
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Talent Within

Seventeen acts at North Sashabaw Elementary's 11th Annual Talent Show entertained friends and family, March 29. The Kindergartners wore colorful bear ears as they danced and laughed to "The Gummy Bear Song....more >>

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Truck grant on hold

Clarkston may not get two new grant-funded trucks after all. The CMAQ grant program's diesel retrofit projects are under review throughout the state, said Stephen Brudzinski of Southeast Michigan Council of Governments....more >>

Performing arts show

Clarkston Center for the Performing Arts, Clarkston Village Players and Clarkston Conservatory of Music host their first show of the year, 4:15 p.m., April 15, at the Clarkston Village Players Depot Theater, 8861 White Lake Road....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Rain doesn't stop" April showers didn't put a damper on the annual Marshmallow Drop. Independence Township Parks and Recreation switched the event from Clintonwood Park to Clarkston High School, where children enjoyed marshmallows and games....more >>
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1879: Stalin, Communist leader of the Soviet Union.
1911: Josh Gibson, baseball player for the Negro Leagues, Home-Run King.
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1963: The Turk minority riots in Cyprus to protest anti-Turkish revisions in the constitution.
1964: Great Britain's House of Commons votes to ban the death penalty.
1965: Four pacifists are indicted in New York for burning draft cards.
1969: American draft evaders gather for a holiday dinner in Montreal, Canada.
1986: 500,000 Chinese students gather in Shanghai's People's Square calling for democratic reforms, including freedom of the press.