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Private Lone Ranger collection on display

The Northeast Oakland Historical Museum's collection of Lone Ranger memorabilia just got four times larger thanks to the generosity of Romeo residents Dale and Judy Lopus. Three showcases full of vintage toys, masks, puzzles, lunch boxes, photographs, record albums, kids' costumes, cereal boxes, advertisements, books, puzzles, games, comic strips and more are on loan from the couple....more >>

Trail trouble

Local biz wants mgr. to retract allegedly defamatory statements

If Polly Ann Trail Manager Juliane Bagley doesn't retract some allegedly defamatory statements she made regarding a local business and the work it did for the trail, she could find herself facing a lawsuit....more >>
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Seymour Celebration returns with carnival, fireworks

The Oxford area's summer festival season is set to kickoff this week with the Fifth Annual Seymour Celebration at Seymour Lake Township Park June 27-29. "It's an opportunity for our residents to just come out and have fun," said Ron Davis, director of the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department....more >>
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The Blues is all right!

The Blues came to Oxford last week as Root Doctor, featuring singer Freddie Cunningham, filled Centennial Park with the sweet sounds of life, love and loss. A different band will perform in the park every Thursday from 7-9 p....more >>
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Local firefighters tackle Hero Rush

A handful of Oxford and Addison firefighters tested their endurance limits for a worthy cause by participating in Michigan's Hero Rush held Saturday at Upland Hills Farm in Addison Township....more >>
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Solid silver bullet prize for volunteering, good deeds

To coincide with the town's Lone Ranger celebration, Oxford residents will be given an opportunity to win a genuine silver bullet just for doing good deeds and helping make their community a better place....more >>

A chance to win $100, Kemosabe

Downtown Oxford's Merge Studio & Gallery is hosting a costume contest as part of the Tuesday, July 2 Lone Ranger movie sneak preview event at the Oxford 7 Theater (48 S. Washington St....more >>

Church to honor public servants

House of His Presence is hosting a "God and Country Day" event on Sunday, June 30 at Oxford Middle School (1420 Lakeville Rd). The service, which will take place in the school's commons area, is scheduled to begin at 11 a....more >>

Park concept raises public safety funding issue

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Having a county-run park in a community has a definite impact on a municipality's police and fire budgets, according to Addison Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson....more >>
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Local nonprofits team up for charity ride July 13

Are you a biker looking to ride for a good cause? Then get out to BullFrogs in Ortonville on July 13, for the Fourth Annual Rubber & Roads Charity Bike Ride and Dinner. The ride is to honor Anna Boeck who died of leukemia in January 2010....more >>

OLHSA services coming to Oxford every week

Every Thursday, beginning July 11, an OLHSA mobile welcome center will roll into the Oxford Public Library's parking lot to offer its services to residents from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is located at 530 Pontiac Rd....more >>
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Getting dirty for science

The "Dig Into Science" summer program kicked off at the Oxford Public Library last week. The kids did all sorts of fun, hands-on activities involving plants. They learned all about the things plants need to grow like soil, water and sunlight....more >>
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Skilling presents flag to Legion Auxiliary

Oxford American Legion Post 108 was honored Friday with a visit from U.S. Army First Lt. Ross Skilling, his wife and infant son, his parents, Dr. & Mrs. William Skilling,and his brother....more >>

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Brandon Board approves budget; building repairs loom

Brandon Twp.- The school board unanimously approved the 2013-2014 budget during a special meeting June 26 with little comment. Trustee LeAnne Schmidt asked only if the budget was the same one presented during the June 10 public budget hearing which carried the burden of a $621,790 operating deficit....more >>

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Ortonville area charter school plans continue

Ortonville- When one door closes, another opens. Mary Wilcox was disappointed when the Brandon School Board voted in April to decline an offer to purchase the vacant Sherman building for use as a charter school....more >>

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Brandon Board takes aim at school bullying

Brandon Twp.- Last spring, a new policy regarding bullying was implemented in the district, which included reporting incidents to the state. At the June 17 school board meeting, Superintendent Lorrie McMahon announced the number of incidents recorded at each building in the district....more >>

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Oakland County Fair opens

Alex Fuller has been participating in 4-H and the Oakland County Fair for a decade now and every year, she tries to do new things. Even after 10 years, it isn't hard to find new events to compete in, or new attractions to enjoy at the fair, and this year will be no exception— with more time to have fun....more >>

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MME, ACT scores improve for Goodrich students

The Michigan Department of Education released Michigan Merit Exam and American College Testing scores for the graduating class of 2014 on Monday. According to the MDE statewide results, the average composite ACT score increased slightly to 19....more >>

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Goodrich bus drivers privatized

Outside company to transport students this fall

Goodrich-By a vote of 5-1 the school board OK'd a three year contract with Portland-based Michigan Education Transportation Services (METS). Trustee Linda Jackson was absent. Trustee Tim Zirnhelt voted no....more >>

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Deputies apprehend intoxicated driver after near miss

On June 19, at 7:35 p.m., a Brandon deputy responded to Perry Lake Road at Granger Road after a vehicle drove through the stop sign and crashed into the ditch. A witness at the scene had been jogging eastbound on Granger Road at Perry Lake Road and stated if she had been 20 feet further, she and her 3-year-old son in a jogging stroller would have been struck by the vehicle....more >>

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New look to CreekFest 2013

'This is the weekend to be in Ortonville for sure'

Ortonville-After a decade of teaching people how to care for the local waterways—CreekFest has reinvented itself as a weekend celebration. "Thanks to the hard work of the Ortonville Lions Club, the Ortonville DDA, and Ortonville Chamber of Commerce, Ortonville will be overflowing with fun for the whole family," said DDA Executive Director Molly LaLone....more >>

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Single garbage hauler, wage increases eyed in Brandon

Brandon Twp.- A single garbage hauler for residents, wage increases for township employees, and park development were all part of the discussion at a recent township board strategic planning workshop....more >>

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Buddhist monastery: 'The whole experience is mind-bending'

Matt Milligan hopes one day to be a professor of Asian studies at a prestigious university such as Harvard or Princeton. But his first teaching position will be far from the wealth and privilege of these schools on the East Coast of the United States....more >>

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Got game? Goodrich alumni finding success

Matt Onica plays games and gets paid for it. About three years ago Onica, a 2003 Goodrich High School graduate and now a Holt Alternative High School teacher, joined former GHS classmates Jameson Carbarry, Noah Lane and Dan Misura, to form Float a Goat, LLC with the mission to desgin board games....more >>

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Council OKs village budget, compensation

Ortonville- The village continues to be in sound financial condition, with a "healthy" fund balance. During their meeting June 24, village council members unanimously approved a municipal budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 with revenues and expenditures of $570,651....more >>

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Scout soars with Carriage Town Eagle project

Nicholas Melton has created a pathway that may just lead to a better life for some. Melton, 17, is a Goodrich High School senior and member of Grand Blanc Boy Scout Troop #368 recently completed his multi-faceted Eagle Scout project in the inner city of Flint....more >>

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Wallenda still drawing crowds

CreekFest carnival to host famous aerial act

Carla Wallenda is a daredevil—a title at 77-years-old she's proud to have. This weekend, Carla will showcase her now famous acrobatic tricks from the top of a 110-foot sway pole during the CreekFest Carnival at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School....more >>
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Fighting for a cure

2013 Relay for Life wraps up June 24

Ortonville- Party on. The area's largest party, the 2013 Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville, was supposed to last 24 hours, from June 15-16. But stormy weather that rolled through in the early morning hours of June 16 interrupted the event that raises funds for cancer research....more >>
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Job fair draws hundreds

More than 600 job seekers stopped by Neiman's Family Market during its job fair, June 21-22. They were all vying 150 jobs at the Dixie Highway grocery store, expected to open July 17....more >>

Combining cable talks continue

Officials continue to push a public access television consolidation plan, but others are pushing back. Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle, who presented the plan to the township board as well as Clarkston Board of Education, said moving the Independence TV public access program to Clarkston High School would be a win-win for both....more >>
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Get your hands dirty at Depot Park

If you want to get your hands dirty-Depot Park is the place to go. A new Adopt-a-Garden program in the downtown park has been a beautiful success, according to City Manager Carol Eberhardt, who came up with an idea to have several spots in the park available for gardeners to adopt....more >>
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Teen artists develop skills

The art room at Clarkston Junior High School was quiet on June 19 as the creativity soared during Teen Art Camp. The annual camp kicked off on Monday as campers, entering sixth through 12th grade, created their alternative sketchbook made out of discarded library books....more >>
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Light rides to grant wishes

Bob Light isn't a stranger to endurance events after completing three Ironman, over 20 marathons and hiking long distances. Now the Independence Township resident is preparing for 300 miles of cycling in the 26th Annual Wish Bicycle Tour for Make-A-Wish Michigan, July 25-28....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Guitar player

Sean Neal plays guitar in Depot Park with his friend Kyle Catalano....more >>
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Miles to ride for News

Philippe Paris regularly rides his bike from Lake Orion to Clarkston. "I ride my bike and go get a coffee at the Clarkston Village Bakeshop, grab my copy of the Clarkston News, and rest on a bench in front of Clarkston State Bank to read the paper, " he said....more >>
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Kids polish construction skills at competition

Construction students put their skills to the test at the Novice Carpentry and Masonry Invitational, June 6 at Oakland Technical School Northwest in Springfield Township. "They're looking good, working fast," said Patty Adolphs, instruction resource and cluster development consultant....more >>
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Players learn at lacrosse camp

BY ANDREW MILLER Special to the Clarkston News Young players hit the field to improve their skills at Clarkston Lacrosse Camp. Clarkston High School hosted the seventh annual camp this week to develop younger players and improve their skills....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

Police budget Oakland County Sheriff's Office Independence Substation Lt. Dirk Feneley and Budget Analyst Rick Yaeger presented the proposed 2014 Police Budget. Tax revenues for the department decreased $13,322 (0....more >>

DSO back in town for concert

Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to Clarkston High School, Thursday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra's Neighborhood Residency Initiative, launched in 2011, includes four concerts in its Summer Neighborhood Festival, "Sounds of Summer....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1998 "Schools consider $250,000 Walters Road paving plan" The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education and administration discussed paving Walters Road from Flemings Lake to Waldon roads and using it for bus traffic....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.
1959: The X-15 rocket plane makes its first flight.
1962: The first federal suit to end public school segregation is filed by the U.S. Justice Department.
1976: The Space Shuttle is unveiled to the public. Shuttles are the highest, fastest airplanes, but they can't break the image barrier back on the ground.