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500-plus participate in suicide awareness event

Many rode bicycles. Others walked. Many came because they knew Shane Hrischuk or his family. Others because they wanted to help raise awareness and save lives. But it really doesn't matter how they chose to participate or what motivated them to come....more >>
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Orion remembers 9/11

A good size crowd gathered at the Orion Veterans Memorial for Patriots Day on Sept. 11 to pay tribute to emergency first responders (EMS, Firefighters and police) all across America, as well as to reflect on the lives that were lost after the terrorist attacks on New York City's Twin Towers 11 years ago....more >>
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'I wear it every day. It gives me peace.'

Vietnam veteran thanks Oxford biz for crosses

Thank you. Those are two words that not many Vietnam veterans heard when they returned home in the 1960s and 1970s after fighting a long, costly and controversial war. But those were the words Oxford resident Norm Linto, who spent a year serving in Vietnam, repeated over and over again to the management and employees of RLM Industries, Inc....more >>

Cat burglar caught with jewelry

The age-old adage of diamonds being a girl's best friend was not true for Orion Township resident Tonya Denise Sievertsen, when she was caught with over 1,000 pieces of stolen jewelry on Sept....more >>
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New group hopes to involve 'everybody'

Orion Township resident Gigi Kreutzer had been looking for something to allow her and her daughter Willow to do something good in the community. About a year ago, by chance, she met Crystal Mosher -- from Woman's Life Insurance Society of Port Huron....more >>

Cancer survivor gives back

Sometimes karma can be a wonderful thing. For 10 years Oxford's John Forte has donated his time and his services as a caterer to help with the American Cancer Society's annual Cattle Baron's Ball held in Detroit....more >>

Bacteria found in Oxford Twp. water no threat

There's absolutely no reason to panic or stop drinking the water, but some coliform bacteria was detected earlier this month at two local businesses hooked up to the Oxford Township municipal water system....more >>
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Lake Orion gives 'babes' a night out

Hey ladies are you are you looking to enjoy an evening of "giggles, frolicking and friendship?" Then sign up for Lake Orion's First Annual Ladies' Night Out: "Babes on Broadway," on Oct....more >>
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Level One to buy Oxford Bank for $3.47M

Thursday, Sept. 13 marked the beginning of the end of an era as it was announced that one of the oldest businesses in Oxford is in the process of being sold. Shortly after 4 p.m., it was revealed that the 128-year-old Oxford Bank has entered into a "definitive agreement" under which it will be acquired by the Farmington Hills-based Level One Bank for $3.47 million....more >>

Market Extends Season

Due to this summer's successful showing, Lake Orion's Farmer Market has elected to stay open an extra month longer. Held each Wednesday from 2:00- 6:00 p.m., the market experienced a dramatic increase in vendors and foot traffic this summer....more >>
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Free piano recital at St. Joes

Wanna hear a joyful noise? Wanna get your monthly culture fix? Then make your way out to St. Joseph's at 4:00 p.m. on September 30 when Leszek Bartkiewicz will perform piano compositions by Scarlatti, Liszt, Bartok, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Chopin....more >>

Officials weigh-in on proposed tax break for cops, firefighters

Should police officers and firefighters who live and work in the same community be exempt from paying all property taxes? Michigan State Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) believes they should....more >>

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Orion resident takes hobby to the extreme

By Olivia Shumaker Review Staff Writer Exploring the world became a reality for former Lake Orion graduate Cindy Mom and her friend, Megan Frey, when they set sail on Sept. 11 on a trip across the Atlantic....more >>

OHS Hall of Fame to induct seven

Leader Staff Writer Ninety-nine years of high school athletic excellence will be highlighted on Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. Seven of the greatest sports legends in Oxford's history will be honored and inducted into the OHS Hall of Fame this weekend....more >>

Homecomeing Parade upgraded

New marching orders for Lake Orion's homecoming parade. Now moved to Sunday, September 23, the parade kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and will wind from Blanche Elementary to Flint Street and then finishing up on Broadway....more >>

Blue turf update: $100K rolled in over last month

In the past month, the drive to pay off Oxford's synthetic blue turf has been moving more at a hare's pace than a turtle's. According to Jim Reis, chairman of Oxford's Turf Committee, about $100,000 in pledges and donations have come in during the past month....more >>
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Fire board prez discusses upcoming millage

When his house caught fire in 2003, Erich Senft was glad when the Addison Township Fire Department showed up a mere eight minutes after receiving the call. As the newly elected chairman of the Addison Township Fire Board, Senft said one of his objectives is to increase public awareness of the quality and performance of the fire department to local residents, as well as promote the upcoming renewal of the current 0....more >>
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Valantino's new owner heats it up

Lake Orion's Valentino's located in the historical downtown area has new owner and he's the kind of guy that loves when people talk about his food. Louie Yakob, aka Chef Louie has added more steak dishes since he came on board in January and he's tweaked his menu to make sure he's serving just what his customers want....more >>
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The Eagle has landed!

When Brian Brougham joined the Boy Scouts as a Tiger Cub when he was in first grade, he said the whole thing seemed appealing to him. "We got to shoot BB guns and stuff like that, so it seemed pretty cool....more >>

Briefs

Friends' Flavor Fest returns Friends of the Addison Township Public Library present the 6th Annual Friends Flavor Fest & Silent Auction and Wine Tasting. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct....more >>

News Briefs

Briefs-Orion welcomes new fire chief

Robert Smith was hired as the new Lake Orion Township Fire Chief. By unanimous vote, the township board approved Smith's transition from interim to full chief at the towsnhip meeting on Tuesday, September 17....more >>

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Briefs- Employee Flu Shot Program

On October 3, Crittendon Occupational Medicine Program will come to Lake Orion to administer flu shots to Orion Township employees. Shots are $20 a piece and will be covered by the Township....more >>

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Briefs--Board approves 2012 millage

Lake Orion Township Board established millages to be levied in December 2012. Property owners can expect these millages on the winter tax bill. General Fund --.9322 Fire Fund -- ....more >>

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Briefs--Dates and Hours set for Halloween hours

Halloween hours have been set for the Village and Township of Lake Orion....more >>

No dog control ordinance for Oxford Twp.

It appears Oxford Township won't be enacting a dog control ordinance after all. Last week, the township board decided to take no action regarding two proposed ordinances designed to regulate canine behavior....more >>

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Steady student count anticipated in Brandon School District

Brandon Twp.- Students are back in school and it appears they may be back in similar numbers to last year, possibly halting a years-long downward spiral in enrollment in this district....more >>

Fireworks ban approved for 335 days a year in twp.

Those wishing to shoot off consumer-grade fireworks in Oxford Township will have only 30 days to do so from now on as officials last week voted 5-0 to ban them for the other 335 days a year....more >>
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Former township supervisor killed in auto accident

A former Brandon Township resident and supervisor was killed in a car accident earlier this month. Patricia Alexander, 61, of Roane County near Kingston, Tn., formerly of Brandon Township, was killed and others were seriously injured in a head-on crash between two vehicles that occurred Sept....more >>

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GrovelandTwp. joins fight to crub fracking controversy

Groveland Twp.-On Sept. 10, the township board of trustees approved a resolution to support increased legislation and regulatory action on oil and gas development in the area. Brandon, Springfield and Waterford townships recently signed similar resolutions....more >>

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Board increases police funding

Brandon Twp.-By a 5-1 vote on Monday night the board of trustees OK'd to levy the maximum about for police funding. Township Treasurer Terry Beltramo, who did not seek reelection this fall voted no....more >>

Officials OK land buy for $38,500

Oxford Township officials last week decided to invest $71,803 in surplus funds in real estate and safety paths. The board voted 4-1 to purchase approximately 5.84 acres of land belonging to the township's 2,456 water customers for $38,500....more >>

Officials OK land buy for $38,500

Oxford Township officials last week decided to invest $71,803 in surplus funds in real estate and safety paths. The board voted 4-1 to purchase approximately 5.84 acres of land belonging to the township's 2,456 water customers for $38,500....more >>

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Twp. takes aim at police funding

'The board does not want to raise millages, so we are going to look at cutting police officers,' Kathy Thurman, township supervisor

Brandon Twp.- The township board is divided on whether to increase the police millage to the full amount that can be levied. The reluctance to raise taxes isn't surprising, but Supervisor Kathy Thurman, as well as Oakland County Sheriff's Office Sgt....more >>
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Grads of Pontiac St. school reunite

Long before it was Oxford Elementary School (OES), the building located at 109 Pontiac St. used to be Oxford High School. Members of the Class of 1962, along with other graduates, took a stroll down memory lane Saturday evening as they revisited their old school as part of a reunion....more >>

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Enbridge easement process, permits sparks residents at twp. meeting

Groveland Twp.-On Monday, Township Supervisor Bob DePalma addressed several issues regarding the ongoing Enbridge pipeline project. Enbridge, Inc., which operates in Canada and the United States the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system, sent letters last fall notifying property owners in Brandon and Groveland townships of their plans to replace segments of the Line 6B petroleum pipeline....more >>
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Enbridge defends safety standards

Brandon Twp.- Enbridge sought to answer questions and allay concerns of township boardmembers at a meeting Sept. 13 regarding the replacement of the Line 6B petroleum pipeline. "I felt the workshop was productive and I'm glad they were here to give detailed information," said Township Supervisor Kathy Thurman, who declined to answer whether she was satisfied with the answers given by the multi-billion dollar company that plans to replace 75 miles of pipeline from Indiana to Sarnia, Ontario, including six miles of pipeline in Brandon Township and three miles in Groveland Township....more >>

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M-15 Urgent Care Health & Safety Expo

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 15, M-15 Urgent Care, 250 North Ortonville Road, will host the Ortonville Health & Safety Expo. "This is a free event," said Nena Woodall, M-15 Urgent Care office manager....more >>

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Brandon Township Library plans for future

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The recession and declining property taxes have hurt the library, but a better future is being planned for the facility. The library board met Sept....more >>

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Oxford Bank sold, two locations locally

On Sept. 13, officals from Oxford Bank announced they have entered into a "definitive agreement" under which it will be acquired by the Farmington Hills-based Level One Bank for a $3....more >>

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Groveland Twp.:'A great position to be in,' debts paid, coffers full

Groveland Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees approved an audit presented by Ken Palka, from the accounting firm of Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka. Palka reported on the township finances following the completion of the yearly audit....more >>

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No changes following vote recount

Atlas Twp.- Township Treasurer Ann Marie Slagle will stay in office following a recount of the August primary election results. On Sept. 7 five 2-member teams from the Genesee Board of Canvassers reviewed the 839 votes (55 percent) for Slagle and the 679 votes (44 percent) tallied for Forys at the township offices....more >>

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Groveland EMS on standby at football games

Atlas Twp.- It's been about a year since the response time of a local ambulance company to an injured player during a Goodrich High School football game come under fire prompting a host of concerns....more >>

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Brandon Township cemetery may be gone but not forgotten

Brandon Twp.- Mary (Jeffries) Walter died 143 years ago and those who knew and loved her are long gone, too. Nearly a century and a half after she died June 26, 1869 at the age of 65, it would seem there is no family left to visit Mary's grave, located in Carmer Cemetery here in the township, much less to fix the broken headstone that marks her final resting place....more >>

McLaren hospital bid reaches state senate

McLaren's pre-hearing to appeal their Certificate of Need (CON) denial was postponed for thirty days, but advocates for hospital in Independence Township took to other forums. On September 12, Senator Mike Kowall, who represents District 15, introduced Bill 1269 to amend the Public Health Code governing CONs....more >>
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Art break in the village

From left, Tracy March, Betti March, and Jodi Gabbard check out some artwork at Art in the Village last Saturday in Depot park....more >>

City adopts county storm water standards

Developers in Clarkston will have to abide by storm water facility standards, since the City Council adopted Oakland County's design standards on September 10. Violators of the Oakland County Water Resources Commission's (OCWRC) standards could incur a $500 fine....more >>

City debates Conflict of Interest Ordinance revision

A revision of the City's Conflict of Interest Ordinance saw its first reading on September 10, but it wasn't popular with everyone attending the meeting. The City's current ordinance doesn't allow council members to discuss topics or vote if they have a conflict of interest....more >>

Habitat Clarkston kickoffs Sunday at Taste

My Habitat Clarkston is all set to start helping a local family build their own house, but first they need some property. "We thought it would be easy to find property, maybe for rehabilitation, with all the foreclosures in the area ," said Pastor Gregory Henneman of Clarkston Community Church....more >>

Clarkston grad working Saturday Night

If you recognized Seth MacFarlane's "boyfriend" or a wooden spoon maker named Elijah Yoder when you tuned into skits on Saturday Night Live this weekend, you were likely watching Clarkstonite Tim Robinson....more >>

Fruit losses hit close to home

With fall around the corner, residents are looking forward to enjoying a cup of cider from their favorite local orchard, but the apples may not have the usual homegrown flavor. That's because the early March warmth and the late April frost caused crop losses for many Michigan fruit farmers....more >>
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Donation for senior center

From left are Friends of the Independence Township Senior Center members Jean Pachuta, Mary Lou Schell, Don Kayko, friends President Lois Seddon, Vice President Carolyn Morrison, Joe Figa, Independence Township Clerk Barbara Pallotta, Secretary and Treasurer Lee Kuczmanski, Ken Elwert, director of Parks, Recreation and Seniors Division, Barbara Rollin, Senior Adult Activiity Center coordinator, and Larry Rosso, township trustee....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Art in the park

The sun smiled on this year's Art in the Village last weekend in Depot Park. The park was filled with people perusing the work of 75 artists, enjoying cider, donuts, and other treats, and shopping in the antiques tent and silent auction....more >>

News Briefs

New copier lease

The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved the master lease agreement with Ricoh USA, Inc for copiers around the district, 7-0. It includes 69 machines for 15 buildings in the district....more >>

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County budget hearing

Oakland County Board of Commissioners will vote on the Finance Committee's Recommended Budget after a public hearing, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 20, at Oakland County Courthouse Auditorium, 1200 North Telegraph Road....more >>

Football test

The Independence Township Parks, Recreation, and Seniors hosts the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition this Saturday at 10 a.m. The event is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15, age as of December 31, 2012....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Girls off to good start on the tennis courts" For a team that has faced its fair share of adversity already this season, the Clarkston girls tennis team breezed through Wednesday's match with ease....more >>
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1927: Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.
1938: Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.
1939: In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.
1944: American B-29s flying from Saipan bomb Tokyo.
1949: The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain.