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Village eyes more parking

Donated property could add 35 spots downtown

The Lake Orion DDA has an idea for the Village whose time may have finally come. At the Feb. 12 DDA council meeting, executive director Suzanne Perrault gave a presentation on public parking in Lake Orion, and then revealed she has been approached by a local business owner about a possible property donation....more >>
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I am Iron Man!

OHS seniors turn auto parts into auto art

eader Editor An 8-foot tall iron man now stands watch over the auto shop at Oxford High School. But it's not the Marvel Comics superhero. It's a unique sculpture created by seniors Zack Lutey and Connor Novack, who are enrolled in Auto Technology 3, the advanced class....more >>
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Orion gets new Operations Director

After operating a full year without an Operations Director, Orion Township has hired Jeff Stout. Stout's duties will be to oversee matters like buildings and grounds, purchasing and procurement contracts....more >>
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Feds charge auction owner with selling stolen goods

The owner of an Oxford Township auction house is facing federal criminal charges in connection with the sale of a historically significant Korean artifact that was allegedly illegally removed from a palace by a U....more >>
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MIdwife center opens in Orion Twp.

Women's Excellence in Midwifery isn't your mother's pregnancy care center. Nor is it your great-grandmother's. In fact, you have never seen anything quite like it. Situated at 1406 S....more >>

Council gives tentative OK for farmers market

Tentative approval for a farmers market in downtown Oxford's northwest quadrant was granted by the village council last week following a lengthy discussion that touched on everything from parking issues and restrooms to appropriate merchandise and past failures....more >>
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NOVA is all Michigan

For the last five years the building at 158 S. Broadway in Lake Orion has been the home of North Oakland Vocational Association (NOVA). Established in 1992, NOVA helps differently-abled folks prepare for and find employment....more >>

Driver sought in village hit-and-run

Oxford Village Police are seeking information about a white or light-colored Buick Rendezvous with front-end damage. This is the vehicle believed to have struck a 28-year-old Lake Orion man as he was crossing S....more >>
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Lake Orion thespians get state honors

Olivia Shumaker Review Staff Writer Lake Orion's Dragon Thespians have been busy this year, and now they have a few more honors to add to their collection. Thespians Alanah Harper-Brecht, a senior, Claire McIntyre, a junior, and Maggie Pote, a sophomore, all became Lake Orion's first members of the International Thespians State Board....more >>

Facebook page under investigation; youth detective to seek its removal

A Facebook page containing postings that paint some Oxford High School students in a very unflattering light is being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff's Dept. "It's not really a bullying website," explained Sheriff's Det....more >>

New car for twp.

Oxford Twp. officials last week voted 7-0 to authorize Supervisor Bill Dunn to purchase a new vehicle for the municipality. Dunn is allowed to spend up to $28,000 for a 2013 or 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4....more >>

More document scanning OKed

Oxford Twp. officials voted 7-0 to pay the Holland, Michigan-based Alcogare, LLC up to $15,768 to continue scanning government records and documents, then storing them as digital files....more >>

CDBG funds go to Oxford-Orion FISH

Oxford-Orion FISH received a significant financial boost from Oxford Township and Village last week. The township board voted 7-0 to award the emergency services bid to the local nonprofit in the amount of $5,837, which works out to $4,353 from the township and $1,484 from the village....more >>
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Solwold, Upshur named public safety personnel of the year

Oxford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 honored Mike Solwold and Mike Upshur Sunday for their tireless dedication to public safety, consummate professionalism and exceptional commitment to the community....more >>
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Bossardet appointed to Benner's council seat

A familiar face rejoined the Oxford Village Council Feb. 12 as Susan Bossardet was unanimously appointed to a vacant seat. Bossardet, who was sworn-in that night, will serve the remainder of former village President Tom Benner's term, which expires in November 2014....more >>
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New homes coming to Goodrich; area builder expands

Goodrich- A few new neighbors may be arriving soon in the village. Davison-based C & L Ward Brothers recently purchased the remaining parcels in Goodrich Meadows. The village subdivision, which first opened about ten years ago, had been owned by Huntington Bank for the past two years following a series of financial shortcomings....more >>

Twp. water, sewer charges to be studied

Oxford Township wants to know if the rates and fees it's charging for water and sewer are adequate for the services provided. Last week, the township board voted unanimously to hire Paul Stauder, of Ann Arbor-based Stauder, Barch & Associates, to conduct water, sewer and debt reduction studies....more >>

Twp. OKs emergency water connection with Orion

xford Township officials last week unanimously approved the extension of a water main in the area of Indian Lake Rd. and M-24 which would allow the municipality to have an emergency water connection with neighboring Orion Township....more >>


Brandon MEAP scores mixed

Brandon Twp.- There is work to be done. The Michigan Department of Education released the Michigan Educational Assessment Program test results on Monday, with mixed results for Brandon....more >>


Brandon students shine at Regional Scholastic Art competition

Forever. This is Wendy Hagan's response when asked how long she has been interested in art. "Forever" isn't actually that long in her case, she's only in eighth grade, but the Brandon Middle School student is already showing artistic promise as the winner of two Gold Keys in the 2013 Southeast Michigan Regional Scholastic Art competition....more >>
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Seniors prove love is ageless

Love isn't just a game for the young as demonstrated by the lively senior citizens who reside at Independence Village of Waterstone in Oxford. As they do every year on Valentine's Day, the seniors enjoyed a wonderful party filled with sweet treats, music, singing, dancing and a plenty of romance....more >>
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Plenty of muscle

Groveland Twp.-Beep-beep. For less than $3,000 in 1969, muscle car enthusiasts could land a brand new Plymouth Road Runner with the trademark horn in their driveway. While prices, styles and horns have changed over the last four decades—at least one local resident has vowed to keep the "muscle" on the road....more >>


OCEF: Sharin' o' the Green returns at a 'desperate' time

An anonymous benefactor has stepped forward once again offering to match donations from the community up to $3,000 to the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund food pantry. The matching funds drive has been dubbed "Sharin' o' the Green" due to its proximity to St....more >>


A need for feed

N.O.A.H. seeks assistance in filling barren shelves

Ortonville- As a disabled widow on an income of less than $750 per month, Dawn Boyd has struggled to feed her pets, which include a cat she's had for 17 years, and two cats she promised a dying neighbor she would care for....more >>


Goodrich MEAP tops county averages

Goodrich-The standardized Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests reading and math taken in the fall of 2012 over grades third through eighth, in addition to writing for fourth and seventh, science for fifth and eighth and social studies tests for ninth grade students....more >>


Township to hike police millage

Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees discussed ballot language for an increase in police millage for a spring election. With a deadline of Feb. 26 looming for the May 7 ballot—a discrepancy was determined over a taxable value report of the township prepared by assessor Carrie Bock....more >>
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Feb. 18—Patrick Baldwin's Pajama Bottom Ways Day

Patrick Baldwin loved to wear pajama pants. "He always had those pants on," said his father, Pat. "People that knew him will remember Patrick in those pants." The casual garb is now synonymous with the 19-year-old Brandon High School graduate who took his own life on Nov....more >>


Bridging the technology gap

From rotary telephones to iPads—technology has evolved at a rapid rate. On Jan. 24, RUSH (Respect Unity Spirit and Heart) Team Leader Kyle Hughes, along with six members of Team RUSH, a Clarkston High School robotics organization, spent part of their day with some of the senior members of the Ortonville Woman's Club to demonstrate recent innovations in communications....more >>


Woman's Life Chapter: Have fun, do good works

Girls just want to have fun—and help others, too. Woman's Life Chapter 828- Ortonville was formed in November. The group invites area women to join them at their next meeting, "Night at the Oscars," planned for 6:30 p....more >>


Nominate a good kid

Nominations accepted until March 22 for BGYA youth recognition

Good kids wanted. Nominations are now being accepted for young heroes, scholars, and extraordinary volunteers to be honored by the Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance. "We want to reward good students for their hard work in making our community better," said Fran Hotchkiss, Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Recognition Award chairperson....more >>
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State may purchase section of township camp

Groveland Twp.-Named for Tamarack Hills Farms and purchased in 1950 by the United Jewish Charities, Camp Tamarack incorporates more than 1,400 acres of township wilderness near Perryville Road and attracts more than 15,000 visitors each year....more >>


Martian Frisbee throwing robot set for spin

Six weeks. That's how long the the First Robotics teams of Goodrich were given by NASA Robotics Alliance to build a robot that can toss flying discs into goals and then climb a 90-inch pyramid....more >>


'Cancer doesn't sleep and neither do we'

Brandon Twp.- Julie Graveldinger learned last week that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer. This is not the first time she has received such news from a friend, nor a family member....more >>
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Front page

Battle for the Basket

Sophomore Andrew Myers ducks under two Southfield guards to score against the Bluejays in last Friday's basketball game....more >>

MEAP scores up in many subjects

But test is just one of many, Rock says

The results are in for the Michigan Educational Assessment Program and Clarkston students showed improvement over last year. The results showed higher scores compared to 2011 for third grade math and reading; fourth grade reading and writing; fifth grade math; sixth grade math, reading, and social studies; seventh grade reading and writing; and eighth grade reading....more >>

More for sewer service in 2013

When Independence Township Public Works Director Linda Richardson came before Clarkston City Council on February 11, she didn't have good news. In April, the DPW will charge the city more for sewer....more >>

Carnival for fourth?

Independence Township's Parks, Recreation, and Seniors department hopes to expand this year's Independence Day celebration, literally. Parks and Rec Director Ken Elwert said the festivities will last three days and could include about 20 carnival rides at Clintonwood Park as well as a larger fireworks show, launched from the campus of Everest Academy across Clarkston Road....more >>

$5,250 for job descriptions

Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle needs a job description, so the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to pay $5,250 for the Metiss Group to develop one for the supervisor, as well as clerk and treasurer....more >>
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Cupid in Clarkston

Cupid dropped by Fountains Banquet hall on Feb. 15 when 200 area seniors celebrated Valentine's Day with a luncheon and expo. Wearing shades of red and pink for the occasion, it was clear the magic in cupid's arrows was still as potent as ever....more >>
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Juggling for kids

From plastic rings to sharp knives and even kids, there's little Joel Tacey can't juggle. While wielding balloons, balls, and blocks, Tacey told goofy jokes that kept his crowd giggling....more >>
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Students honored for selfless optimism

Clarkston Area Optimists honored Independence and Springfield Plains elementary students with Optimist Student Citizen awards, Feb. 13. Kate Gualtieri, fourth grader at Springfield Plains, is a shining star who comes to class every day with a smile, said her teacher Christina Secord in her nomination....more >>
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Shooting Stars

History alive at junior high

Learning about World War II history, ninth-graders at Clarkston Junior High School heard from men who fought it, Feb. 6 at the junior high. "Combat was awful I'm glad to tell you how terrible war is," said Mike Keith, who was a radio operator with the U....more >>
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Share the love

Bailey Lake Elementary students excitedly filled decorated boxes and bags on their classmates' desks with Valentines last Thursday. While celebrating Valentine's Day, the students also enjoyed delicious treats from fruit to cupcakes to brownies to whoopie pies....more >>
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Bravo for Beauty

Audiences filled Clarkston High School Performing Arts Center last week for the Drama Club's performances of "Beauty and the Beast." The next performance from the drama club is "Sylvia" on April 26 and 27....more >>
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High seas hijinks in Optimist play

Clarkston's own Harvard playwright Patience Beer premieres "Murder Takes a Cruise," her latest contribution to the annual Mystery Dinner Theatre series sponsored by the Clarkston Optimists, March 9....more >>
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Mason officers

Cedar Lodge No. 60 of Clarkston officers for 2013 include, first row from left, Ken Stone, Paul Plunkett, Coy Hall, Doug Cundiff, and Tom A. Braun; second row from left, Mike Sorrentino, Billy McCain Sr....more >>
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Jumping for hearts

Fifth grade students jumped to the music playing in the gymnasium last Wednesday in their physical education class. They were doing it for their health, and also for Jump Rope for Heart Week through the American Heart Association with the rest of the school....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

Signs in the works Two members from the City's Planning Commission and Historic District Commission have formed a signage committee. According to Planning Commission Chair Jen Detkowski, the new group is hoping to design signs to help Clarkston's visitors locate parking and to designate where the historic district begins and ends....more >>

New scholarship

Timothy Herbert of Clarkston is offering a new scholarship, in partnership with Northern Michigan University. The Timothy Herbert Scholarship will award $2,500 to qualifying students enrolled in the College of Business at Northern Michigan University....more >>

Oratorical contest for Clarkston students

Clarkston Area Optimists' 2013 Oratorical Contest will be on Tuesday, March 19. Topic is "Why My Voice Is Important." The contest is open to students in grades 8-12 under age 19 as of Dec....more >>

Sign-ups available for community garden

Clarkston Community Garden is signing up Independence Township residents for 10-by-10 plots to plow and garden. Plots require $25 donation and 10 hours of work in the Community Garden Rows....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1998 "Group seeks change in custody law" Perry Russo, an Oakland County membership chair of Parents for Children, a family support group, had personal experience with the way Michigan handled child custody....more >>
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Born February 11th
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.
1908: Phillipe Dunne, screenwriter and director (How Green Was My Valley).
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1926: The Mexican government nationalizes all church property.
1936: The Reich arrests 150 Catholic youth leaders in Berlin.
1939: The Negrin government returns to Madrid, Spain.
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