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Full speed ahead!

Chicago resident Charlie Neiman, 9, enjoyed the warmer temperatures and sunshine Saturday by racing down the sledding hill at Seymour Lake Township Park. Neiman was in Oxford visiting his grandparents, Lyle and Julie Beadle, for the holidays....more >>

Parks dept. investigates feasibility of building senior/community center

Do Oxford residents want a combination senior/community center? That's the question township Parks/Rec. Director Ron Davis and the five-member Parks and Recreation Commission are attempting to answer....more >>
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Film focuses on recovery

To Metamora resident Cheri Pfeiffer, the face of drug addiction is not some sinister mugshot in a newspaper or anonymous homeless person on the street. It's the face of her 26-year-old son, who, at the time of this story's publication, has gone 131 days without shooting heroin....more >>

The Year in Review 2013

Editor's Note: A lot sure happened in 2013. Just in case you missed it or perhaps forgot here are the highlights. Enjoy. January 2 Former Oxford Village Deputy Clerk Marion Patricia Paad filed a civil lawsuit in U....more >>

The power's back, baby!

Before 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, power was restored to all Oxford/Addison customers who had lost it as a result of the Dec. 21-22 ice storm. Nearly 8,600 local customers had lost their electricity following the storm....more >>

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Unplanned Christmas

Sara Taylor was anticipating Christmas 2013 as the first one in her new Atlas Township home, as well as the first one for her baby. However, things for the Taylor family, like hundreds of other area families, didn't go quite according to plan....more >>

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Local finds many challenges in first Michigan wolf hunt

Deep snow and a conflict with deer hunting season may be two factors that kept Michigan's first wolf hunt in more than five decades to about half the anticipated harvest. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, as of Dec....more >>
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Iced over

Area residents were not only dreaming of a white Christmas, they were also wishing for a bright one, too. As late as Christmas morning, Consumers Energy was still reporting more than 65,000 Genesee County residents still without power....more >>

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Sheriff contract expires— talks ongoing

Atlas Twp.-Tuesday was the last day of 2013 as well as the last day of a two-year contract with the Genesee County Sheriff Department. On Dec. 16 the board of trustees went into closed session for deliberation regarding the contract....more >>

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Year in Review-2013

January Ice fisherman drowns Groveland Twp.- On Jan. 1, Oakland County Sheriff's divers recovered the body of a 63-year-old ice fisherman from Rose Township in approximately 12 feet of water in Hartwig Lake....more >>

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Ortonville Relay for Life volunteers needed

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer in the new year? You don't have to look far. The seventh annual Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville is planned for June 14-15 and Mary Woods, chairperson, needs volunteers to help make the event a success....more >>

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Library investigation moves forward

Brandon Twp.- Karl Haiser will conduct the first phase of a forensic audit of the library. "We are really focused on seeing if there was anything besides mismanagement going on," said Library Trustee Ann Schmid....more >>

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Next Step China

Growing up in Ortonville, Shea Grounds thought to herself, 'There's got to be more out there than this.' Now she knows there is. The 2011 Brandon High School graduate lived in China for three months and also visited Japan this year, widening her worldview far beyond what she had dreamed....more >>
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After a week, power restored

Morning Mist Drive residents in Independence Township were happy to have power back last Friday, after several days without heat and electricity. "We have two fireplaces, so we were warm enough," said resident Robert Young....more >>

Emergency plan update after storm

After a recent major power outage that left thousands in the dark without heat nor lights, many residents may think more about being prepared for emergencies. Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle said the township will meet with local organizations in January regarding emergency preparedness....more >>

McLaren hospital rejected plans get mixed reviews

Plans to build a hospital in Independence Township have been rejected again. Officials say residents ought to be angered by the decision. The decision was handed down by Judge Colleen O'Brien of Oakland County Circuit Court on Dec ....more >>

Supervisor says sewer rates must increase

Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle has been busy making big plans for 2014. The bad news is sewer rates will likely be increased in the new year. "I know where the township will end up unless the sewer and water rates are increased," said Kittle....more >>
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Students meet the Challenge

Renaissance High School students learned skills for a successful life during Challenge Day, Dec. 11-12. Professional leadership speakers flew in from Concord, Calif., to teach the students about tolerance and appreciation with seminars on anti-violence, anti-bullying, school unity, diversity and openness, and other topics....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Snowman day

Classes for schools in the Clarkston area were cancelled because of snow and ice, Dec. 20, so Sarina, Daman and Kamran Nallamothu of Independence Township spent some time on outdoor activities, including building a snowman....more >>
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Caroling fun run

Clarkston's Wolfpack running club celebrated Christmas Eve with a morning run through town. The holiday-attired runners trotted through Kroger's, Neiman's Family Market, McDonalds, and other places along M-15 and Dixie Highway to sing Christmas carols and spread holiday cheer during the annual event....more >>

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News in Brief

Community partners against hunger Renee Klebba, treasurer for Ladies Luvin' Charity, a Lake Orion-based chapter of Woman's Life, and Lori Naseef, director of provideInc, a Lake Orion-based nonprofit, are organizing the Community Partners Against Hunger event, 11 a....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1999 "We get dumped on by winter, home lost to fire" A late night fire wiped out three apartments in a house on Pine Knob Lane leaving 18 Independence Township residents, some of them children, homeless....more >>
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Born October 26th
1901: Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer.
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
1944: Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides).
October 26th
in history
1905: Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.
1918: Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were stabbed in the back by politicians.
1942: Japanese attack Guadalcanal, sinking two U.S. carriers. Marine Sergeant Al Schmid's heroics during the bloody fighting on Guadalcanal.
1942: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island, in the South Pacific. Led by legendary flier Jimmy Doolittle, 16 U.S. Army B-25 bombers broke through Japanese defenses on April 18, 1942, to strike Tokyo and other cities in broad daylight.
1950: A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.