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10-year-old bags 10-point

Being a successful hunter involves the right combination of luck and skill. Lakeville Elementary fifth-grader Bryce Darrin, 10, demonstrated he possesses both by bagging a 10-point buck over the weekend on his family's 12-acre property in neighboring Metamora Township....more >>
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Homecoming week kicks off with a parade

Candy, cars, colors, and crazy costumes started the 2012 Homecoming week. If the teeming streets and cheering throngs were any indication, the move to Sunday was a welcome change for Lake Orion residents....more >>
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Leonard auto plant awarded $235K grant

A leading global automotive supplier was awarded a $235,730 grant last week that will enable it to expand its manufacturing plant in Leonard Village and add 55 jobs there as opposed to moving its operations to Mexico in order to obtain cheaper labor....more >>
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Oakland County gives scholarships to high schoolers

Lake Orion is a town that concentrates on the arts and thanks to the classes at the high school, the Orion Art Center and more, the township has many talented young people well on their way to being artists....more >>

Lowering Lake Orion

You may have noticed the level of Lake Orion declining over recent days. With approval from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Lake Orion Village officials have been slowly reducing the amount of water in the lake since September 10....more >>
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Reeling in the 'big one'

"It's like church for me" That's what Kyle Boe says about his time on Michigan lakes. Boe, a 2012 Lake Orion High School grad, is on his way to the National High School Bass Fishing Championship....more >>

Montana's to fill vacant Chili's in Promenade

Three to four other tenants being courted for retail development

Carnivores of Oxford rejoice for a Montana's Rib and Chop House is coming to town to serve up the protein you crave. "We tentatively hope to be open the first week of December," said owner Charlie Bish, who's a resident of Meadville, Pennsylvania....more >>
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Missing wedding band found one year later

What does it feel like to lose a wedding ring and then have it found again? Ask Brian Warzecha. In the summer of 2011, Warzecha was out swimming and playing with his kids at Lakeridge Beach in Waterstone when he realized his wedding ring was not on his finger....more >>
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Supervisor to recommend Lori Fisher fill treasurer vacancy

It appears that Lori Fisher could be the next treasurer of Addison Township – at least until November. Supervisor Bruce Pearson has called a special township board meeting for 5:30 p....more >>
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Orion Art Center offers classes, activities

As the summer closes and the cooler months begin to set in, Orion Township residents begin to seek indoor activities to keep their hands busy and their minds sharp.   Many look to the Orion Art Center (OAC) for the creative outlet needed because they have many ways to teach you about art and to make good use of the time you'll soon be spending indoors....more >>
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Qasawa's preliminary exam set

The owner of the Lake Orion Tubby's Sub franchise will face a preliminary examination in December in U.S. District Court on charges that he attempted to obtain explosive materials and to manufacture explosive materials without a license....more >>
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Oxford grad makes cover of DNR digest

Most folks don't know who Jodi (Raab) Spieles is, but there are probably a lot of Michigan hunters and trappers who will undoubtedly recognize her face. That's because this 1985 Oxford High School graduate is featured on the cover of the 2012 Michigan Hunting and Trapping Digest, a rules-and-regulations booklet published by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources....more >>

Resident fights trailer ordinance

Who said you can't fight City Hall? Lake Orion Township resident Daniel Myslakowski wanted to try and at the Sept. 17 Lake Orion Township Board meeting, he came ready to ask questions about an ordinance that he said appeared to be selectively enforced....more >>
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Helping hands help furry paws find home

After being lost in the Canadian wilderness for about 3½ months, a little cat found its way to Oxford last week and is resting comfortably thanks to a chain of caring people that stretched 286 miles....more >>

Twp. employees, officials get 3 percent raises

Board must still decide percentage for health care contributions

Oxford Township employees will see a slight increase in their pay next year, however, there's a possibility they could also experience a slight increase in the amount they contribute toward their health insurance....more >>

Twp. OKs 2013 tax rates, budgets

Last week, Oxford Township officials approved the various tax rates and budgets for the 2013 fiscal year, which begins Jan. 1. As it has since the 1990s, the board once again kept the township's operating tax at 0....more >>


EHD factor as deer hunting season opens

A series of mild winters have kept local deer populations level over the last few hunting seasons, say Department of Natural Resources officials. But a new factor may be thrown into the mix as the general 2012 Michigan archery deer season opens statewide Oct....more >>

Celebrate Oxford runs $5,700 deficit

As always Celebrate Oxford was a swell party for residents and visitors alike, but in the end, it resulted in a loss of $5,719 for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). That's according to the final report submitted last week to the DDA board....more >>
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Baseball by the numbers

Ortonville- Summer officially ended last week and as fall begins, baseball season is also quickly drawing to a close, with a tight race between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox for the top spot in the American League Central Division....more >>


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 >>


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 >>


Township, village grapple with detachment as November vote looms

Goodrich- Just what the costs of the detachment will be will have to wait until after the vote in November. On Sept. 20 a special meeting to establish value on village assets prior to the detachment vote in November was called for the village and Atlas Township by John O'Brien, director of the water and waste services division of the drain commissioner's office....more >>


Surveys key for district's future

Brandon Twp.- The school district has received more than 1,000 responses to a survey about the possible restructuring of buildings. Superintendent Lorrie McMahon was pleased by the number of returned surveys, more than one-third of the roughly 2,500 questionnaires that were e-mailed to district stakeholders at the beginning of the month....more >>


School board opposes Proposal 2 on November ballot

Brandon Twp.- School board members here are unanimously opposing a proposal on the November ballot that would amend the state constitution regarding collective bargaining. The board voted 7-0 at their Sept....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 >>


Lawmaker takes aim at special assessments

Atlas Twp.-A lingering debate over collection of taxes for police protection in the township may have prompted changes in the law. Rep. Joe Graves, (R-Argentine) introduced House Bill 5914 on Sept....more >>


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 >>


Sherry Lynn's Jewelry Box

Ortonville-The village has a new jewel in town. Sherry Lynn's Jewelry Box, 431 Mill St., opened in June in the same location where D.L. Bonner Jewelers had been in business for almost 30 years....more >>


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 >>


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 >>
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Toast to Taste

Changes could water down local burning

Township Trustee David Lohmeier says he isn't trying to reignite a revision of the burn ordinance. Instead, he hopes to implement a new "policy direction," restricting who can get burn permits....more >>
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Alert deputy nabs suspected gun thief

Local law enforcement always urge residents to keep belongings locked up. That goes double when it's a handgun. A Springfield Township resident learned that the hard way when his pistol was taken from his unlocked vehicle, Sept....more >>

Independence TV gears up for equipment sale

It's out with the old and in with the new for Independence TV, Clarkston's public access studio. For approximately $200,000 in PEG (Public, Education, and Government) fees, Program Manager Joe Barnhart was able to remodel the studio and purchase new equipment....more >>

Trustee Petterson missing in action at meetings

Rae Luallen of Independence Township isn't happy Trustee Mark Petterson hasn't been regularly attending board meetings. "I find it very frustrating that someone can hold a position and still get paid and not attend," Luallen said....more >>

4H offers more than just fair exhibits

"Four-H is not cows and chickens anymore," said Program Coordinator Sue Stapleton. Instead, 4H offers youngsters from 5-19 years of age a chance to get involved in 50 clubs ranging from robotics to basket weaving....more >>
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Detroit Symphony fills Clarkson High with music magic

Clarkston High School got an earful on Sept. 20 when the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) came to town. The DTE Energy Foundation sponsored the free program as part of their Community Concert Series....more >>
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Locals savor Taste of Clarkston

From venison chili to chicken tortilla soup, there were a variety of treats to warm eager eaters who came to the Taste of Clarkston. Despite the cool air and occasional sprinkles, downtown Clarkston was filled with vendors serving up slabs of barbecue ribs, loaded baked potatoes, fruit smoothies, and tiramisu desserts on Sunday afternoon....more >>
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Blehm works behind the scenes to keep schools running

David Blehm of Clarkston has worn a lot of hats for Clarkston Community Schools over the past 36 years – custodian, head custodian, building maintenance supervisor, and all-around go-to guy for any and all maintenance issues....more >>

News Briefs

Eagle Ridge plan

The area just East of Mount Zion Church on Maybee Road was originally intended to be a residential community on a golf course, but plans for the development have landed in the rough....more >>

School wireless access

Clarkston Community Schools' purchase of 10 Aerohive Wireless WiFi access points last month was from Dynamic Computer Corporation of Farmington Hills for $8,801.35. School administration budgeted $15,000 for the purchase....more >>

Events at Clarkston High

This is Homecoming week at Clarkston High School, with the Powder Puff football game on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the high school stadium, $5 admission, 7 p.m. The boys varsity football game is Friday, Sept....more >>

Local business news

Cari Cucksey of HGTV's Michigan-based TV show Cash & Cari will be on hand at Weekend in the Country Shopping Festival and Vintage Market, Sept. 29-30 at Springfield Oaks, 12451 Andersonville Road....more >>

This week on Clarkstontv.com

Before the good memories of summer fade, ClarkstonTV.com wants to put some of them online. Email your favorite summer pictures or short snippets of video and we'll show them on Clarkstontv....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Sold?" George Milidrag said he was going to sell his mansion on Heather Lake at an auction - and he almost did. He had second thoughts the morning of the auction....more >>
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Born February 11th
1833: Melville Weston Fuller, eighth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice.
1847: Thomas Alva Edison, prolific American inventor who jointly or singly held over 1,300 patents.
1855: Josephine Marshall Jewell Dodge, American educator, pioneer in the concept of day nurseries for children.
1898: Leo Szilard, physicist, instrumental in the Manhattan Project.
1907: William J. Levitt, U.S. businessman and community builder who led the postwar housing revolutions with his Levittowns.
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1805: Sixteen-year-old Sacajawea, the Shoshoni guide for Lewis & Clark, gives birth to a son, with Meriwether Lewis serving as midwife.
1809: Robert Fulton patents the steamboat.
1815: News of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, finally reaches the United States.
1858: 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, a French miller's daughter, claims to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.
1903: Congress passes the Expedition Act, giving antitrust cases priority in the courts.