SPI
image
Palace Chrysler-Jeep
News

News

Marijuana growers have registry cards

Three individuals who were discovered growing marijuana across the street from Oxford High School will not face any criminal charges because they're all registered with the state to do so for medicinal purposes....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42509CXTS1FCBDCA.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

WJR talk show host to host Open

Lake Orion will soon play host to the 2012 Senior Open and the celebrities are beginning to roll in. Yet not every one of them is famous for the club in their hands as they are for other talents - in Frank Beckmann's case, it's what he does behind a microphone....more >>

News

Oil pipeline project delayed

Brandon Twp.- The township board has postponed giving consent to Enbridge Energy to replace a petroleum pipeline that runs through the township. "I don't think the board or the community understands the magnitude of this project," said Supervisor Kathy Thurman....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/819C38LjM2B08A46.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Suicide prevention run/walk looking for participants

Suicide is one of those taboo topics that many people don't want to think about or deal with until after a tragedy befalls a family, school or community. "People don't talk about it and they need to," said Jessica Pyke, a 2009 graduate of Oxford High School....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81AE8BVKv2B195F8.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Crack-related crack-up at M-24, Drahner Rd.

Police say a woman who admitted to smoking crack cocaine is responsible for a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of M-24 and Drahner Rd. around 10:39 p.m. Friday, July 6. A 52-year-old Oxford woman driving a 2002 Buick was in the process of making a left-turn off M-24 onto W....more >>

Ballot proposals

Voters have begun receiving their absentee ballots in the mail for the August 7 primary election and there already seems to be confusion to millage proposals, especially related to the police....more >>

'Eddie Bird's seen a lot in his life'

"Who am I? I am just a poor boy from Lake Orion. Most of the kids around here from high school just call me Uncle Eddie. My family name is Mark Edward Bird. And my bill collectors don't know who to send things to....more >>

News

All's well that ends well

Local well driller lends helping hand to get water flowing again

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor It's no secret that major media outlets frequently publicize sad tales about businesses taking advantage of customers. Newsprint and airwaves are packed with a seemingly endless supply of stories about scams, price-gouging, crooks and shoddy workmanship....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81B7E6yrj2B53C1E.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Farewell, Chief Schulz!

More than 100 family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues packed Addison Fire Station #1 Saturday to pay homage to Robert Edward Schulz, who served as chief from 1990-94. "Bob did nothing in his life only halfway," said Leonard Village President Mike McDonald, who delivered a eulogy....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81AFC3gxI2B21334.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Rotten tree crashes into car

Oxford's infamous cemetery hill needs a new sign warning motorists to beware of falling trees. A massive tree limb – approximately 20 feet long and about 22 to 24 inches in diameter – crashed to the ground on Tuesday, July 3, blocking off the westbound half of W....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42511FoSt1FCF8C0.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Businesses are golf ready

The influx of visiting golf enthusiasts will not go unnoticed in Lake Orion - speculation based on last year's Senior Open put daily numbers in the 40,000 range. And the businesses of the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) are ready for the spike....more >>

Oxford library goes batty!

One of nature's most misunderstood creatures is coming to the Oxford Public Library for an informational event that doesn't involve either billionaire superheroes or bloodsucking vampires....more >>

News

'Eddie Bird's seen a lot in his life

Oxford grad celebrated his 105th birthday

"Who am I? I am just a poor boy from Lake Orion. Most of the kids around here from high school just call me Uncle Eddie. My family name is Mark Edward Bird. And my bill collectors don't know who to send things to....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81B0F2kYG2B28A26.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Wacky weather causes downed trees, outages

The Oxford-Addison area suffered a severe case of schizophrenic weather last week. An on-again, off-again mixture of extreme heat, severe thunderstorms, high winds and even some half-inch hail dominated the great outdoors July 3-5....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42531EhVW1FDC339.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

'Putt' around downtown

Indianwood Golf Course won't be the only place to shoot a "hole-in-one" this week. The Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting its second annual free Mini-Golf event July 14 and 15....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/13/0252FEgPKP4C9861.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Leader Dogs: Volunteers raise puppies for a cause

When Maggie Stach convinced her parents in 2001 to allow her get involved with Leader Dogs for the Blind, she simply wanted a way to get a puppy. Now, over a decade later, Stach is about to get her seventh puppy in the program that gives trained service animals to blind individuals....more >>

News

More handicapped accessible parking coming to twp. park

Ground will soon be broken on a new universally accessible parking lot at Seymour Lake Township Park. "It is our goal to have it done before the fall soccer season starts," said Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Director Ron Davis, who roughly calculated the price for the upgrade to between $20,000 and $25,000....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81B548IUP2B43E5E.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Derby's day at the carnival

It might have looked like he was just there to have fun at the Seymour Celebration like everyone else, but little Derby was actually working hard to someday become the eyes of a person who cannot see....more >>

News

Library focus group takes aim at future needs

Brandon Twp.- What does the library mean to you? What do you want it to be in the future? Library officials are seeking answers to these questions and more through surveys and two focus groups planned for 5-6:30 p....more >>

News

Planning commission agenda: Agri-tourism, rural character photos

Atlas Twp.-Some area businesses may soon have a new look. The planning commission will conduct two public hearings beginning at 7 p.m., Sept. 19 at the township hall to allow residents to speak on a proposal to allow agri-tourism in the township and the use of visualization in defining rural character....more >>

News

Marching Martians seek new look

The Goodrich High School Band will be showcasing a new look as they march onto the field this fall. Aaron Orkisz, director of bands at GHS, is looking forward to the addition of new band uniforms for his students....more >>

News

Consumers Energy gas pipeline project begins in township

Brandon Twp.- Consumers Energy will begin installation of gas mains in the township July 23 on Allen and Reese roads. Residents on those roads who signed contracts with Consumers can expect gas service lines directly to their homes to be installed the week of July 30 after the main line is extended in the road right-of-way....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/13/025132Iyth4BEF29.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Free summer breakfast and lunch for all children

Brandon Twp.- Free lunch, and breakfast, too, is available for kids 18 and under this summer at Oakwood Elementary, 2839 Oakwood Road. The Brandon School District Food Services Department is able to offer the free meals through a grant offered to schools which have more than 50 percent of their student population eligible to participate in the free and reduced price lunch program....more >>

News

Woman charged with assaulting deputy

A 19-year-old Auburn Hills woman has been arraigned on multiple charges after going on a rampage in Brandon Township, attacking her mother, trashing a vehicle and spitting at a responding deputy....more >>

News

Groveland Township seismic testing

Groveland Twp.- Seismic testing, often used to predict earthquake or volcanic activity, is being conducted in the township. While this area isn't known for earthquakes nor volcanoes, the tests conducted by West Bay Geophysical can also be used to determine whether there is oil or natural gas in specific locations, and these are the resources the Traverse City-based company hopes to find here....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81BF4BqjS2B81DEF.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Lightin' up the night!

The night sky over Seymour Lake Township Park was alive with vibrant colors Friday and Saturday night as fireworks exploded into a variety of dazzling patterns. The fireworks shows were part of the annual Seymour Celebration, which drew thousands of visitors to the spacious park....more >>

Brief - Joslyn Road to close

Joslyn Road from Indianwood to Heights Road will be closed for the 2012 U.S. Senior Open. The USGA asked the Road Commission for Oakland County to close the section of Joslyn to through traffic from July 9 to July 15 for the tournament....more >>

Brief - Stolen political signs

It seems the political season is well underway even at the local level and with that comes sign stealing. Kyle Dykman posted on the Lake Orion Review's Facebook page on July 3 'Chris Barnett for Orion Supervisor Supervisor' sign was stolen a few days ago, and on July 2 someone stole her and her next door neighbor's sign....more >>

News

Township cell tower project set to begin

Atlas Twp.-Construction of a new cell tower in the township is expected to begin next week American Tower announced recently they will begin work on the foundation of the 177-foot structure, which will be built behind the township hall on Gale Road north of Goodrich High School on township property....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/06/41EA5CmJo2BC7EA8.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Locals head to extended Oakland County Fair—July 6- 15

Michelle Ervin and her family, which includes husband Patrick and their six children, have a major vacation every year at the Oakland County Fair at Springfield Oaks Park. This year's vacation is planned for July 6-15, an extra long vacation as the fair expands its length to 10 days this year, up by four days....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/4251E1wUQ1FD4330.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Aqua wedding!

People plan weddings for expansive hill sides, villas, churches, beaches and more, but Justin Filyaw and Nikki Beaudoin decided to take their wedding beyond the shore, to the waters of Lake Orion....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/06/41E98BJoP2BC2A92.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Garden Club Tour 2012

Patrick and Patricia Major had a vision for their front yard—create canopied forest trails, throw in an artistic element, add some mosses meandering over an assortment of rocks— then cool it all off with a lake breeze....more >>

News

Equine Sports: Unique camp

Local children and teens can experience something quite unique when it comes to summer camp. Equine Sports, 5180 Grange Hall Road, Holly, will host campers, ages six to 19 years old and provide an opportunity to learn about horses and much more....more >>

News

Township polling place grant stalled—funds needed

Brandon Twp.- The nation marked Independence Day this week and many Americans will exercise one of their most cherished freedoms, the right to vote, in next month's primary, as well as in the November election....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81BC28Qkx2B6E323.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

First Fridays kickoff

The Oxford Downtown Development Authority kicked off its very first First Fridays event with a French-themed evening filled with art, music, wine and shopping, all of which was situated along Washington St....more >>

News

Ortonville fireworks Saturday night

Due to storms that rolled through Oakland County on July 3 and 4, the annual Ortonville Fireworks show was rescheduled for tonight, July 7. The display is expected to begin at dusk (approximately 10:15 p....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/11/81D67DWhO2BB1D1F.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Seymour Celebration!

The sun was unforgiving and the heat was blistering, but carnival-goers did not let it detract from their good time....more >>

My Way

Primary season is eerily quiet

Not that I'm complaining, but the primary election season around these parts has been eerily quiet, mainly because most township seats are uncontested. Usually, this time of year is full of political letters, campaign signs and literature, and candidates going door-to-door like the Fuller Brush Man trying to sell themselves....more >>

News

Coast to coast—Pedal Across Lower Michigan

Brandon Twp.- When 800 bicyclists rolled into the township June 28, Ann Walker, 70, was among them. Walker and the other cyclists stopped at Brandon High School to camp, just one of their stops in the annual Pedal Across Lower Michigan tour....more >>
COLOR_Parade_5711
shadow
Revolutionary War reenactors, in full uniform despite the 90+ degree heat, carry the Stars and Stripes down Main Street during Clarkston’s Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Mary Keck (click for larger version)

Hot times at Fourth

From pink limousines to army trucks and John Deere tractors to motorcycles and unicycles, the Clarkston Fourth of July parade offered a variety of sights. With over 100 parade participants, residents couldn't resist celebrating the patriotic holiday downtown even in 90-degree temperatures....more >>

Campaign signs unpopular with city

Even though residents of the Village of the City of Clarkston cannot vote in the Independence Township election, candidates and their supporters have posted signs downtown. According to City Manager Dennis Ritter, some residents and city council members aren't pleased to see the campaign signs....more >>

Burn ordinance controversy heats up

"If you're poor, you can't burn anymore," sums up John Keusch, who is critical of the Independence Township Board's revised Open Burn Ordinance. On June 19, the board approved first reading of the new ordinance, which bans leaf burning on any land less than one acre....more >>

New zoning proposed for downtown Davisburg

Springfield Township is proposing that downtown Davisburg have its zoning changed from commercial to village center. Springfield Township Supervisor Collin Walls said the change would "better fit the historic aspects and character of downtown Davisburg....more >>

One step closer to District Library

Both the Independence Township board and the Clarkston City Council approved The Clarkston Independence District Library agreement this week. "We're one step closer, but not quite there yet," said Library Director Julie Meredith....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/4223E3WtG1F16D69.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Fluids, save power to beat the heat

With many hot days still ahead, storms like we saw last week may continue to occur and the health of those in the summer sun may be at risk. However, there are ways residents can beat the heat and avoid increasing power outages....more >>

Decker challenges incumbent clerk

Although Jeff Decker hasn't always had success against incumbents in the past, he's challenging Clerk Barb Pallotta in the Aug. 7 primary because he thinks the Township board needs change....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42366FKUL1F89E7F.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

To the fair, to the fair

Fun seekers braved the heat and humidity last week to enjoy the sights, sounds, and thrills of the Oakland County Fair. The fair opened on Friday at 4 p.m. The Oakland County Fair continues this week, with events and activities through Sunday....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/420D7FIjm1EEC025.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Record slashed

Grand Master Joe Sanders sliced 113 club soda bottles with a 32-inch steel Japanese Tatchi sword on July 7. He completed the task on Washington Street in 26.52 seconds. Afterward, he was soaked in club soda....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/420E47qtG1EF0E7F.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

NOHLC to preserve historic camp

In their 40th year, the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy (NOHLC) is still preserving land in Independence and other townships. Since 1972 when Clarkston resident Nelson Kimball became the conservancy's founding president, the NOHLC has preserved 494 acres in Independence Township alone....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42109FruS1EFF8BE.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Endangered butterfly off to Minnesota zoo

The Minnesota Zoo collected about 200 rare butterfly eggs from the Prairie Fens in Springfield Township on Friday, June 29. The Powsheik Skipperling, a brown butterfly with orange-tipped wings, is on the Michigan threatened species list and is currently a candidate for the Federal endangered species list....more >>
COLOR_WR_Festival_of_Fu
shadow
Riley Franz hangs on tight during her ride on the bull. (click for larger version)

Millstream

After parade, fun in the park

After the Clarkston Fourth of July parade, many headed to Clintonwood Park for the Festival of Fun hosted by the Independence Township Parks and Recreation. From early afternoon to dusk, patrons enjoyed games, food, craft shows and music from local bands....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42341ENsu1F7B8A6.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Shooting Stars

Winners in red, white, and blue

John and Cindy McCue of Miller Road were the overall winners of the second annual Clarkston Retailer's Group July 4th Parade route decorating contest. They received a goody basket donated by KH Home for their prize, which included a unique Clarkston hand towel....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/4236E1HwJ1F8CEEC.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Light the night

Families and groups of friends gathered at Clintonwood Park on Wednesday, July 4, for the annual fireworks show. Many enjoyed the show from blankets on the baseball fields as they watched the night sky light up in red, blue and white....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/423879XRo1F96FDC.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Clarkston author brings history to life

Kim Crawford is a Clarkston local and has had three books published. His most recent work The Daring Trader was completed this spring and brings to light the untold story of an 1800's fur trader who was a secret agent for the U....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/4235D7IkJ1F86FD1.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Sparkle

Before fireworks spectators settled into their seats for the show at Clarkston Community Church, they enjoyed the church's sixth annual Liberty Fest. Fun included music from the Solid Rockers, games, inflatables as well as food from Little Caesars and Culver's....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42348DWMm1F7E6F8.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

On the march

Viewers enjoyed marching bands and rock bands, superheroes, veterans, military vehicles, and other floats in the Clarkston Fourth of July parade through downtown....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/42394AXNN1F9C3FB.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

New officers for Rotary

The new Clarkston Rotary Club Board of Directors is, from left, Frank Rivers, Janet Thomas, Rick Miller, Mary Sloan, Al Avery, Harold Sutherland, Lisa Troschinetz, Joel DeLong and Bart Clark....more >>
/datedimages/2012/07/10/4237A0hrL1F916C2.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Music magic

Magic Bus, a tribute to the Woodstock era music, performed at the Depot Park in Clarkston, Michigan, Friday, July 6, 2012. This southeastern Michigan group consists of six musicians that incorporate in their show guitars, drums, keyboards as well as harmonicas, tambourines, flute and various percussion instruments....more >>

News Briefs

Deadline for McLaren

On June 29, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) sent a proposed letter of intent to deny in response to the Certificate of Need (CON) application submitted in February for a McLaren hospital in Independence Township....more >>

M-15 count complete

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has removed their traffic counters from M-15 but is still compiling the information, according to MDOT Spokesperson Rob Morosi. The counters were gathering information relating to traffic volumes and turning movements....more >>

Backyard Jam

The Birdfeeder, Clarkston Flower Shoppe and Bonnie & Clyde are hosting their second annual Backyard Jam, Saturday, July 21 from 2-7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to Desert Angels....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Island Tripping: Springfield Plains kids make annual trip to Mackinac" As is customary, fourth graders from Springfield Plains Elementary visited Mackinac island near the end of the school year....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
Guido's Pizza
SPI Subscriptions
Friday
11 - 28 - 14
02:35
November
arrow
S M T W T F S
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
Site Search


Born November 28th
1757: William Blake, English poet.
1907: Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (The Conformist, Conjugal Love).
1908: Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist.
1916: Vyes Theriault, French-Canadian author.
1929: Berry Gordy, Jr., recording executive.
November 28th
in history
1950: In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on UN forces. To the Yalu and back
1961: Ernie Davis becomes the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
1963: Cape Canaveral is renamed Cape Kennedy. Mercury Orbits the Earth.
1971: The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.
1984: Republican Robert Dole is elected Senate majority leader.