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Online survey will influence Twp spending

Suggest parks and recs improvements at www.oriontownship.org

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Orion Township residents have about one month left to help decide the five-year future of their surrounding parks and recreations. So far, only 138 of 35,000 people have taken the survey....more >>
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Hey!

That Viking was a Wildcat!

DETROIT There was a familiar face, a local face down on the gridiron at Ford Field Sunday afternoon. Zach Line, a 2008 graduate of Oxford High School, returned to his home state to play in his first regular season National Football League game as a fullback for the Minnesota Vikings....more >>

Mt. Kilimanjaro an easy climb for kids come fall

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Kids as young as five will have the opportunity to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro by the end of October, if all plans for the Friendship Park playground run accordingly....more >>
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Family continues Tricia's fight

Tricia Kachin did not go gentle into that good night. She raged against the dying of the light. Unfortunately, the 2008 Oxford High School graduate lost her valiant struggle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on July 12, 2013....more >>

Flyboard jets boy above lakes across the nation

By Phil Custodio Clarkston News Editor At full power, Jacob Burns of Independence Township launches from Whipple Lake like an armorless Iron Man, supported on jets of water from his boots....more >>
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Hearing set for proposed Irish pub's outdoor cafe

Of downtown Oxford's quadrants, only one isn't home to a bar. But that may change if a deal goes through to open an Irish pub in the northwest quadrant. Residents and business owners will have an opportunity to learn more about Jerry Cremin's plans to purchase 23 N....more >>

Freshman rallies community with A Concert for Alayna

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer A 14-year-old girl has organized a benefit 'donations appreciated' concert with over 25 performers and 15 vendors in the hopes of helping another local girl battle leukemia....more >>
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Rotarians help bring clean water to Guatemala

The Oxford Rotary Club teamed up with Hope for Tomorrow International, a Christian mission organization based in Lake Orion, along with Sawyer Water Filtration Systems, manufactured out of Safety Harbor, Florida, to help bring fresh drinking water to needy families in Guatemala....more >>

Lake Orion native is warrior on and off the road

By Ana Cordera Review Staff Writer According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and causes the most deaths. Brian Thomas, a 34-year-old Lake Orion native, is battling it....more >>
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Tour de Shane returns to trail Saturday

It's an event dedicated to remembrance, awareness, prevention and support. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Tour de Shane Bike-a-thon will return to the Polly Ann Trail. The second annual event is dedicated to the memory of Shane Hrischuk, a popular Oxford Middle School eighth-grader who took his own life in January 2012....more >>

Lake Orion Art Center to offer clay classes through Diamond Dave's location

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer The Orion Art Center (OAC) is starting something the entire community can help build with their hands. "The Studio," the OAC's newest addition, will be attached to the hip of Diamond Dave's Jewelers at 416 S....more >>
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Class of 1963 to host dance for Pontiac St. HS alumni

All those who attended Oxford High School back when it was located at 109 Pontiac St. are invited to a swinging alumni dance there on Saturday, Oct. 5. The dance is being organized by the Class of 1963 in conjunction with its 50th reunion on Friday, Oct....more >>

Offense and defense both click in Lake Orion rout

By Joe St. Henry Special to The Review Lake Orion's defense made several big plays, while its offense amassed 425 total yards, to power the Dragons to a 40-7 victory over Troy Athens last Friday in front of the season's first home crowd....more >>
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Hit-and-run victim recovered, Rendezvous driver never found

For Derek Luke, the road to recovery and normalcy has been a long, arduous one, but it seems his journey is finally at an end. "I'm feeling good," said the 29-year-old Lake Orion resident....more >>

Dragon volleyballers blend young and old into one of the top teams in the state

By Maddie Stroin Review Special Writer Age differences can cause major problems, but this is not the case for the Lake Orion High School varsity volleyball team. The team of 13 players and one manager consists of girls from three different grades....more >>
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Balinski a finalist in TV-style sewing challenge

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Kristine Balinski is about to get the "Project Runway" experience minus Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. The 39-year-old Oxford resident was named as one of 12 finalists in the "Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge" to be held as part of the 20th Annual American Sewing Expo at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Sept....more >>
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Post 334 members visit VFW National Home for Children

Members of the Oxford-based VFW Post 334 recently visited the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids. This is where 140 children are being cared for by the Veterans of Foreign Wars....more >>

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Armed robbery in Brandon

Three arrested, including NWO gang member

Brandon Twp.- Three men were to be arraigned on charges Thursday after holding two victims at gunpoint in a township home while emptying the residence of valuables including guns, televisions, computers, gaming systems, phones and more....more >>

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The day that changed America

On Sept. 11, students define what is a hero

Brandon Twp.- Lacey Culvey doesn't remember the day two planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field....more >>

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Top Hops

Local hops grower taps in on Michigan breweries

Atlas Twp.-Mark and Mel Trowbridge purchased 55 acres of farmland just south of Goodrich about five years ago, thinking they would use the land to make money someday. "I don't have 200 or 300 acres to raise corn or wheat on," said Mark, a retired Delphi Engineer....more >>
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Teal town

Goodrich turns teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Goodrich- Karl Halterman isn't sure how many lightposts are in the village, but as of Monday he had decorated about 20 of them with ribbons and he'd love to do all of them— turning the town teal....more >>

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Oakland County Youth Assistance celebrates 60 years of helping kids

Take a walk on the wild side. Oakland County Youth Assistance will celebrate 60 years with a 4k "Walk on the Wild Side" and birthday bash picnic Sept. 22 at Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston....more >>

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Township company to expand

Board OKs sale of 40 acres for recycling facility

Groveland Twp.-At 17-years-old Barry Bass was troubled when he watched trash leaving the recycling facility, headed to a landfill. "My first job was with SOCCRA (Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority), said Bass, a Waterford native....more >>

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Village, resident grapple with weeds, clover

Goodrich-An area landowner is appealing village action regarding a possible violation of the local weed ordinance. Tom Gordon owns a five acre parcel with 650 feet frontage on Hegel Road about a quarter mile west of Ridge Road....more >>

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Local marches to the beat of a different drum in Scotland

Even when struck in the head by a fish and chips sign, the band will play on. Cameron Bolley, an 18-year-old Brandon Township resident, was playing his snare drum next to the bandmates who were hit by the sign in a gust of wind....more >>

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2013 tax rates OK'd by board

Brandon Twp. police, fire, operating taxes unchanged; library debt decreases

Brandon Twp.- The township board is doing their best to keep taxes down. At their Sept. 3 meeting, the board unanimously approved 2013 tax rates that are mostly unchanged from last year, with the exception of the library debt millage— which actually decreased....more >>

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CROP Walk 2013: Help end hunger locally, worldwide

Ortonville- By walking a few miles in your community, you can help you can help feed the hungry here, across the country, and around the world. This area's 33rd annual CROP Walk is planned for 1 p....more >>

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Free Ortonville Health and Safety Expo Sept. 21

Groveland Twp.- A free, possibly life-saving opportunity will be available to the community this month. The second annual Ortonville Health and Safety Expo will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p....more >>

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Local hunter injured in township after falling from tree stand

At about 10:30 p.m., Sept. 6, Brandon firefighters/medics and Oakland County Sheriff deputies responded to a wooded area near Sashabaw Road in Brandon Township following a report that a man had fallen from a tree stand....more >>

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Not too early for Community Christmas Toy Store

Ortonville- The kids went back to school this week and while looking for school supplies, shoppers may have noticed that stores are stocking shelves with Christmas items. While many may cry foul on what they consider a too early start to the season, Linda Mizejewski knows Christmas will be here very soon....more >>

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Brandon School District: Littlest learners move to elementary buildings

Brandon Twp.- The youngest students in Harvey Swanson Elementary this past week were not, as in years past, kindergarteners. Instead, on Tuesday, a room full of busy 3- and 4-year-olds played with blocks, books, and even with sand in a box elevated to the perfect height for preschoolers....more >>

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'When things tend to get a little wobbly, use this cane to lean on.'

Brandon Twp.- Mathew Mersino does not walk with a cane. However, if the day arrives when the 90-year-old World War II Army private may need the services of a cane, he'll be all set....more >>

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EMS now using automated chest compression system

Groveland Twp.- Last month the township EMS became the first in Oakland County to put into service the LUCAS II Chest Compression System. The new system will provide uninterrupted compressions at a regular rate and depth for resuscitation....more >>
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Spirit of the Wolf

Police for Clarkston?

Committee to consider all options, including new millage request

Does the City of the Village of Clarkston need more police? Some city officials think so, and they're appointing a committee to study how to increase its police coverage. City Councilman Richard Bisio recommended the study, saying residents spoke to him about lax parking enforcement, vandalism in Depot Park, and a recent home invasion in the city....more >>

Building fee vote delayed

For contractor Brad Pelowski, working on a house in the City of the Village of Clarkston is more trouble than it's worth. "It's hard to get a building permit and the fees are high out here," Pelowski said....more >>

Taste of Clarkston to fill streets with food, fun

Almost 40 restaurants will present their best entrees and desserts at the 16th Annual Taste of Clarkston, 12-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, downtown. One of Clarkston's most popular events, the festival will fill downtown Main, Church, and Washington streets as well as Depot Park....more >>
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Statue irks but is historical

An antique statue depicting an African-American reaching out to grab the reins of a horse is an outrage for one Clarkston News reader. A three-foot-tall statue in the garden of a private home, the figure is also called a lawn jockey....more >>

Reminder on school bus safety

A Clarkston bus driver recently called The Clarkston News with a simple request for local drivers stop running her flashing red lights. "I've had at least 20 people running the lights," said the driver, who asked that her name not be used....more >>
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Millstream

300-mile birthday bike ride for milestone

Jim Meloche of Clarkston's soon turning 70 years old, and he wanted to celebrate with something unique. "I'll be 70 years old on Sept. 13, Friday the 13th, 2013," Meloche said. "That's why I wanted to do something special....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Century celebration in her hometown

Virginia Walter came home to Clarkston to celebrate her 100th birthday with friends and family at Deer Lake Racquet Club in late August. Mrs. Walter, who currently lives in Milwaukee, arrived in Clarkston in the fall of 1933 to teach English and history at Clarkston High School....more >>
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Car won in fund raiser

It was a lucky day for Clarence Dorey of Clawson, Aug. 24, at a fund raiser at Fountains Golf Club in Independence Township he won a new car lease with a hole-in-one. Dorey won the prize during the 4th annual charity event for Helping Hearts Helping Hands, a foundation created by Clarkston graduate Erica Cale when she was 15 years old....more >>
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Team RUSH kicks off year, giving school supplies

Before the school year began Team RUSH students gathered school supplies and filled them in brand new backpacks for one of the local Clarkston elementaries for the Back to School program, Aug....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

Volunteers for video board Clarkston Community Schools is looking for two citizen volunteers for the new Video Center Administrative Board. The board will review and provide recommendations regarding the Cooperative Public Access Television Center located in Clarkston High School....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1998 "Car accident claims life of Clarkston High School student" For the second time in just a few months a Clarkston student died from injuries received in an accident on the stretch of Clarkston Road, west of Eston Road and near the corner of Lakeview Road....more >>
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Born April 16th
1889: Charlie Chaplin, film actor and director.
1919: Merce Cuningham, American dancer and choreographer.
1922: Kingsley Amis, British author (Lucky Jim).
1924: Henry Mancini, composer and conductor (Moon River).
1947: Lew Alcinder (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), professional basketball player.
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in history
1945: American troops enter Nuremberg, Germany.
1947: A lens which provides zoom effects is demonstrated in New York City.
1968: The Pentagon announces the Vietnamization of the war.
1972: Two giants pandas arrive in the U.S. from China.
1977: The ban on women attending West Point is lifted.