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Lake Orion will ask voters to approve bond proposal

Lake Orion Schools will ask voters to approve a bond proposal this summer to secure funding for what officials say are critical building improvements, safety and security systems, instructional equipment and technology infrastructure expenditures....more >>
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Lest we forget

Oxford residents never fail to pay proper tribute to all the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the liberty and security every U.S. citizen enjoys today....more >>

Lake Orion Marine goes full throttle

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer About 30 Berkshire and Manitou pontoons may be headed for Pleasure Island or Goose Poop Island. If this sounds like a promotion for a television reality show, it is not....more >>
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A tale of two soldiers:

Memorial Day speaker pays tribute to fallen comrades

ader Editor All across America in towns and cities big and small, folks gathered on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the millions of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who've sacrificed their lives on battlefields across the world for the cause of freedom....more >>

Enbridge donates $5K for movie event

Somebody get Enbridge, Inc. a white hat and a mask because the Canadian-based energy distribution company just saved the day. Enbridge agreed to donate $5,000 to help finance the Hollywood-style sneak preview of Disney's new Lone Ranger movie starring Armie Hammer as the masked hero and Johnny Depp as Tonto....more >>
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Parkhurst's poster wins DAR contest

Jillian Parkhurst has the unique ability to create art that really inspires the viewer to think about the big picture and ponder the larger questions in life. Once again, the 11-year-old Oxford resident has employed her considerable talents to create a winning poster for the Junior American Citizens Art Contest, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)....more >>
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Helping fellow veterans is her job

When Ashleigh Bryant left the U.S. Marine Corps in 2011 she wanted a job that would allow her "to sleep at night." "I wanted to do something that was really going to make a difference, something that was going to impact other people's lives," said the 2001 graduate of Oxford High School....more >>

Splash pad now costs Oxford kids $1 per visit

Local kids who wish to beat the summer heat by getting wet at the KLR Splash Pad in Seymour Lake Township Park will need a portrait of George Washington to do so. It now costs Oxford youngsters $1 each per visit to frolic in the splash pad's icy cold waters....more >>
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OHS grad, writes book at age 19

After growing up in a house with a dad as a book author, Ian Terry decided to follow suit. "It's really cool, I didn't expect to have my first book out when I was 19," said the 2012 Oxford High School graduate....more >>

Summer camp offers new activities

Summer camp for the Oxford Early Learning Center, located at 105 Pontiac Street, is now open for enrollment. The camp is from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon thru Fri starting June 17 through Aug....more >>
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They did not die in vain

Hundreds of folks packed downtown Oxford's Centennial Park and lined the streets to observe Memorial Day with flags, prayers and grateful hearts. Never have so few sacrificed so much for so many to live free....more >>


Kingsbury singing contest, country fair As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Kingsbury Country Day School is inviting everyone to showcase their singing talent by becoming a contestant in its K-Factor contest....more >>
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Woon remembered for preserving cemetery's history

As visitors enter the Lakeville Cemetery, they immediately notice a large green marker designating the 170-year-old rural resting place as a state-registered historic site. Without the hard work and determination of the late Jim Woon, of Addison, that marker probably wouldn't be there....more >>
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A grateful Addison remembers fallen

As they do every year, Addison Township residents gathered in Lakeville Cemetery Saturday to observe Memorial Day. Organized by the Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary, the community ceremony honors the nation's fallen defenders through song, word and symbolic acts....more >>

Pilot program at Oxford library

The Oxford Public Library invites the public to take part in the Big Library Read, a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their cardholders. The program is designed to unite library patrons from all around the world....more >>


Beets, Beats & Eats 2013

Ortonville- Summer returns this month, as well as Beets, Beats & Eats, the 12-week Friday night extravaganza. The event that features food, music, vendors and fun themes kicks off its 8th annual season June 14 at Crossman Park in the village with an art contest sponsored by Art of Life and a taco dinner provided by the Edna Burton Senior Center....more >>
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Brandon Virtual School a reality for 2013-14 school year

A Brandon High School senior recently expressed his disappointment to teacher Brian Moore that the school didn't offer AP Physics. He will now have to take it at the University of Michigan, where he will be enrolled in the fall....more >>
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'I'm so grateful they got out of there alive'

Atlas Twp.- Vickie Kennedy gazed over a scene of destruction in the 7400 block of Gale Road early Wednesday morning, after a tornado tore through Tuesday night. "This is my daughter's house," she said, crying....more >>
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Finally home

'Support the young ones when they come home— welcome them'

After three years in the battlefields of Korea—Don Kengerski hitchhiked home. "Back then, no one welcomed me when I came home from Korea," he said. "I ended up in Detroit taking a street car north on Woodword as far as it went, then got a ride to Warren where I lived with my family....more >>


Ball Street Bridge plan springs a leak

Ortonville- A plan to replace the Ball Street Bridge in the village has been delayed due to concerns over an artisan well beneath the bridge. During the May 28 village council meeting, Village Manager John Lyons said the construction company contracted by MDOT for the bridge replacement found an inconsistency in the bridge design that was done by Rowe Engineering and Geo-Tech Services....more >>


Preventive mastectomy: 'I don't want to leave my kids without a mom'

Women share their breast cancer stories

After testing positive for BRCA-2, a mutated gene, last August, Stephanie Venner was told by her doctor that her body was a ticking time bomb. Rather than waiting for the explosion, the Brandon Township resident short-circuited the bomb by having a complete hysterectomy and a preventive double mastectomy....more >>


Three decades: Red Pine Pottery & Twigs

Groveland Twp.- To some, they're renegade willow saplings that grow randomly along roadways. But to Sue Kolb, they're nature's palette when meticulously woven, revealing artwork that she calls her passion....more >>


Ortonville Fireworks 2013

On June 29 the annual Independence Day celebration will combine with CreekFest in what should be one of the greatest fireworks displays ever in this area. The event is expected to begin at dusk (approximately 10:15 p....more >>


GMS goes to Washington

Goodrich-From May 3-7 about 139 middle school students took a class trip east to Gettysburg and Washington, DC. The trip was coordinated by English teacher Dawn Robb, and history teacher Tena Czap, along with parents....more >>


Three-car accident on M-15 in Brandon kills doctor

Brandon Twp.- A 74-year-old retired physician was killed May 24 in a multi-vehicle crash on M-15. According to Oakland County Sheriff's Office reports, at approximately 8:31 a.m., May 24, Dr....more >>


CreekFest 2013: Bigger, better

Ortonville- When CreekFest returns next month, it will be a few weeks later than usual, will be expanded to two days, and with new events, will be bigger and better than ever, say organizers....more >>


Brandon School Board OKs new security measures

Brandon Twp.- In an effort to protect students from outside threats, school officials are increasing security measures district-wide. The school board unanimously approved hiring ROK Systems at a cost not to exceed $130,000 to provide additional security at all student-occupied buildings in the district....more >>


Brandon man arrested in series of home invasions

A 45-year-old Brandon Township man has been charged in several home invasions after being caught in the act May 9. Timothy Darrell Dunn, 45, was arraigned May 10 on two charges of first degree home invasion and one charge of home invasion, second degree....more >>


Township property purchase

Atlas Twp.-The board of trustees voted 5-0 Monday night to purchase about three acres of property south of the township hall along Gale Road. The parcel was purchased from a township resident at the assessed value of $37,600....more >>


New buses coming to Goodrich

Goodrich- In April the board approved a bid from the Holland Bus Company for $388,500 for the purchase of six used buses. Due to deficits in the district's budget and consideration of privatization of bus service, some questioned the need for the purchase of the buses....more >>


No drug testing for students

Stiffer penalties, longer suspension for violators

Goodrich- Drug testing will not be part of the activities policy. At the Monday night school board meeting, the high school policy committee recommended that drug testing for students would not be part of the athletic student handbook for the 2013-14 school year....more >>


The Local Relic:'We do trash to treasure'

Ortonville- Apryl Laurin and Tyson Cypher rescue unwanted items and remake, revive, or restore them into desired, unique, and whimsical home décor. The co-owners of The Local Relic, 417 Mill St....more >>
Bill and Kristi Beno helped to dedicate a plaque at Clarkston Junior High School to their daughter Jenna Beno, honoring her service in the U.S. Army. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)

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In memory of Jenna

Clarkston remembers 2006 grad for service to country

Army specialist Jenna Beno was witty and smart. She loved animals and reading and was tiny with a mighty spirit. Her spirit will live on in the Clarkston Junior High School courtyard....more >>

3-peat on the court

The Lady Wolves continued their winning tradition on the tennis court for the third consecutive year as they won the MHSAA Regional Title, sending them to the state finals this Saturday....more >>
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Honoring veterans

Clarkston-area residents honored veterans at the Memorial Day Service at Lakeview Cemetery, May 27. Campbell-Richmond American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard led a parade including Terry Shelswell's military vehicles and Clarkston High School Marching Band to the cemetery for the service....more >>
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Racers raise $23,000 for Angels Place

It was a beautiful day for the Angels' Place Race on Saturday, May 18. The event kicked off around 9 a.m. from St. Daniel Catholic Community Church, and featured a 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Fun Walk....more >>

Tour historic homes with SCAMP this weekend

Walk through local historic and newly built area homes and get a chance to win $10,000 this weekend, all for SCAMP. The 31st Annual Clarkston SCAMP Home Tour is Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2....more >>

Student scholars honored by Optimists

Clarkston students Jillian Pinner, Cole Smaka and Nate VanHeulen were honored with Optimist Student Scholar Awards for their leadership in the classroom. Pinner, fifth grader at North Sashabaw Elementary, is always challenging herself, said her teacher Caitlin Duncanson....more >>
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Yoga event to take stand against cancer

Lindsay Green, co-owner of Mueva Fitness, 6465 Dixie Highway, invites the community to Stand Up To Cancer, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at First Congregational Church, 5449 Clarkston Road....more >>
Paige Barnhardt and Courtney Hughes put what they learned to use as they fly a model helicopter. Photos by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)


Chopper physics for high schoolers

Physics students leaned in and inspected the tail rotor blades in the back of the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter resting on the Clarkston High School practice fields, May 16. Pilot Scott Mrdeza, a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, visited students for what he called a Flying Physics Classroom....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Helping others with her hair

Emily Erwin, daughter of Roni and Edward Erwin of Independence Township, grew her hair out to 10 inches to donate to Children With Hair Loss, based in Michigan. It took two years, she said....more >>
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Pretty in park

Rain and clouds held off as students from Clarkston High School posed for photos in Depot Park last Wednesday. The park provided the perfect background for serious and fun prom photos before the students loaded into limos to take them to Penna's in Sterling Heights....more >>

Games and laughs end year

Seniors finished their last day at Clarkston High School by celebrating at Clintonwood Park for their picnic, May 21. They participated in various activities including volleyball games, three-legged races, hula hoop contests, pie eating competitions as well as enjoying their last few days hanging out with each other before summer begins....more >>
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Walk into the future

It was a bittersweet day at Clarkston High School as the seniors donned their caps and gowns, May 21. Over 500 seniors embarked on the Wolves' tradition of walking through the school on last time....more >>
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Games for a cure

Clarkston Lacrosse teams raised $20,000 for St. Joseph Cancer Center during their Game for a Cure, May 11. The event had athletes in grades 2-12 playing all day as well as a dunk tank and bake sale to raise money....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

Oak Hill Road reopened Oak Hill Road between Holly Road and Dixie Highway in Springfield Township has reopened. The road had been closed since January while the Enbridge company replaced a section of its petroleum pipeline....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1998 "In memory" Gray skies covered Clarkston for the Memorial Day parade through downtown and ceremony in Lakeview Cemetery. American Legion Post 63 and 377 led the parade and provided a 16-gun salute....more >>
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