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Remember to leave food for your mail carrier

Folks are encouraged to leave a little something extra for those less fortunate next to their mailbox on Saturday, May 10 as the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) conducts its 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive across the country....more >>
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Join in local postal carriers' efforts to Stamp out Hunger

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Lake Orion and Oxford postal carriers collected 28,000 pounds of non-perishable food items last year, and hope to find more at mailboxes this year for the Stamp Out Hunger charity event....more >>
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Village may issue bonds to rebuild pothole hill

If $500,000 in state funding doesn't come through to fix a badly-deteriorated stretch of W. Burdick St., commonly known as cemetery hill, the Oxford Village Council could decide to issue capital improvement bonds to pay for the project....more >>

Orion business to invest $15.3 million, create 102 jobs

By Dan Shriner Review Editor There is a non-descript warehouse factory on Silverbell Road in Orion Township that few residents, outside of its employees and the region's auto companies, had heard about until recently....more >>
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Ridin', ropin' and hopin' to go pro in rodeo

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor It takes a lot more than wearing a 10-gallon hat and a pair of leather boots to be a real cowboy. Just ask Stephen Stiteler when has a free moment between roping steers on the amateur rodeo circuit....more >>

Construction coming to Orion

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Road construction scheduled this summer will improve three different problematic areas in Orion Township. Asphalt resurfacing began on Joslyn Rd....more >>
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Group that offers support for families dealing with infant loss to honor couple

Roger and Cathy Hurst know the pain of losing a baby. But they also know what it's like to have a support system in place to help them move on with their lives. That's why the Oxford couple is so devoted to raising funds and awareness for Tomorrow's Child, a nonprofit group that supports parents and families coping with a pregnancy loss or infant death, and works to prevent future infant deaths....more >>

Northern Flooring invites local designers to compete

By Leslie Batoha Review Special Writer For Matt Pfeiffer, Northern Flooring has always been about the community. Building for the community, providing for the community, and now inspiring the community....more >>
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Retiring fireman goes for his last ride

A Bloomfield Township fire truck was spotted Monday afternoon on Country View Drive in Oxford Township. But the truck wasn't here to provide mutual aid at a fire scene or help clean up some hazardous materials spill....more >>

First grade teacher makes over $7k in classroom grants

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer First grade teacher Michele Smyth shops for school supplies with grants. She has won more than $7,000 for 17 grants in the last five years for her Webber Elementary classroom, which is flourishing in books, enrichment activities, media tools, I-pads, phonics games, digital cameras, quiz cards… All she has to do is submit a project grant request to DonorsChoose....more >>

Real Talk benefits students, facilitators and community

By Katie Winkler Review Staff Writer After spending seven hours in school, students may tackle a part-time job and athletics on top of homework and studying. What their parents and peers might not realize is what additional struggles they are facing....more >>
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Pastor Miles heading for Davison

Oxford is losing both a pastor and a government official. Rev. Kevin Miles, pastor of the Oxford United Methodist Church (OUMC), is leaving in mid-June. He's been reassigned to Davison....more >>

Chamber to host 5K walk/10K run May 18

As a way to bring both business and families together the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its First Annual Oxford Chamber Challenge 5K Walk/ 10K Run on Sunday, May 18. "In the past we've done fashion shows and things of that nature that brings a lot of the ladies out, but we want men, women and children," said Chamber Member Jennifer Graves....more >>

Mother's Day made easy at the LO Flower and Art Fair

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Downtown Lake Orion will be glowing with spring colors and art this weekend for the 14th annual Lake Orion Flower and Art Fair. Between 65 and 70 venders will bring plants, art and home goods including some downtown businesses that will offer booths, beer and other services for the first time....more >>
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Derby Day at Banbury Cross

Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center (1223 Brauer Rd.) in Metamora Twp. hosted its 24th Annual Derby Day Celebration on Saturday. Centered around the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the event featured silent and live auctions, chances to pick the Derby's winning horse, a parade featuring some of Banbury's riders, horses and instructors, and a delicious dinner....more >>

Briefs and cop logs

SADD, McDonald's team up for event The Oxford McDonald's (655 N. Lapeer Rd.) will host its annual McSADD night on Tuesday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for the Oxford High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)....more >>

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Historical Society to host a WWII Liberator

Their division earned the nickname, "Liberators," and during the last days of WWII they freed some 200,000 Allied prisoners of war from German prison camps. Included were approximately 20,000 American soldiers, sailors, and airmen, as well as an estimated 40,000 troops from the UK and Commonwealth....more >>

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Teacher of the year nominees

Brandon Twp.- From kindergarten to physics, the district's three choices for Teacher of the Year are at the top of their class. Amy Poole, a kindergarten teacher at Oakwood Elementary, Dave Green, a Brandon Middle School science teacher, and Lesley Hildebrand, a science teacher at Brandon High School, were nominated for the 2013-2014 Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards, which were to be announced on May 8....more >>

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Ortonville man identified following fatal I-75 crash

Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash in northern Oakland County. At approximately 5:30 p.m., May 6, a vehicle driven by a 49-year-old Ortonville man traveling southbound on I-75 near East Holly Road in Springfield Township was struck by a tire that came off a pickup truck heading in the northbound lanes....more >>
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The face of autism

'It was devastating, but even the worst day is better than any day before we had him.'

Laten Terry, 3, sits quietly in a chair, scribbling on a piece of paper. Suddenly, he is up and pushing a swing, then moves quickly to pick up a pen, which he trades for chips before climbing into a play tunnel....more >>

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'How often do you get chased by an elephant?'

The feel of an elephant, tasty kudu, climbing a mountain and seeing a jail where Nelso Mandela was imprisoned are just some of the experiences Noah Cox had during a trip to South Africa last fall with his family....more >>

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Townships to discuss new livestock, farming guidelines

Forty years ago the number of chickens allowed per acre in Brandon Township would more than likely not have been an issue. Not today. "Right now it's one chicken for two- and-a-half acres of property for land owners in Brandon Township—that may increase to about 15 birds for the same area," said Bill Dinnan, Brandon Township building and planning director....more >>

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Superintendent retires

After two years, Goodrich school leader steps down

Goodrich-After serving 30 years in public education in the State of Michigan, including Goodrich Area Schools, Superintendent Scott Bogner has announced his retirement from the district at the end of the current school year June 30....more >>

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Woman assaulted in Brandon

Brandon Twp.- An 18-year-old woman reported she was sexually assaulted in the township. Oakland County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the township substation at 7:34 p.m., May 4 to meet with the woman, an Oxford Township resident....more >>

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Brandon to request 4.25 mills for police coverage

Brandon Twp.- Voters will be asked to approve 4.25 mills for police services, an increase of a quarter mill over what voters have approved in years past. During a special workshop April 28, the township board approved by a 6-1 vote police millage ballot language for the August primary....more >>

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Ortonville DDA updates long-term plans

Ortonville- A public hearing on amending the Downtown Development Authority's tax increment financing plan will be at 6:30 p.m., May 27, at the township offices, 395 Mill St. The hearing will be held just prior to the regular village council meeting....more >>

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Consumers Energy final phase

Brandon Twp.- Consumers Energy will make a decision by the end of this month on which roads to release in the final phase of a gas main extension project in the township. Township Supervisor Kathy Thurman announced at the board meeting Monday night that the public utility has received 351 returned applications for gas service in the phase 3 area, short by about 75 applications for the 50 percent participation needed for full release of the project....more >>

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'And they're off'—local to help crown Derby winner

The Kentucky Derby has been run 139 times. And since 1936, the Kentucky National Guard been assisting with the annual Run for the Roses. This year a local will be a part of the May event....more >>

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Search begins for Goodrich superintendent

Goodrich-In a special meeting on Monday night, the school board voted 5-0 to retain the services of Michigan Leadership Institute to begin the search for a new superintendent following the resignation of Scott Bogner last week....more >>

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Former BMS principal joins elite at Boston Marathon

A city rolled into one big fist. That's how Boston Marathoner Bill Snyder described Boston after completing his 26th consecutive 26.2 mile race there on April 21. Snyder, an educator for 45 years and Brandon Middle School principal for 15 years prior to his retirement in 2012, joined 52 official participants that have completed 25 or more consecutive Boston Marathons....more >>

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New BFIS sewer system to cost $150K

Brandon Twp.- Declining enrollment has plagued the district for several years now, but as the school board enters the final weeks of planning next year's budget, a new challenge looms— the lack of a sinking fund....more >>

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Goodrich Cemetery seeks assistance

On May 26, 1850, Nathaniel Fairchild, 54, became the first person buried in the Goodrich Cemetery. The cause of death was lockjaw and blood poisoning caused by a horseshoe nail in his hand....more >>

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Little Caesars comes to town

Brandon Twp.-It's now Hot-N-Ready. On April 29 Little Caesars Pizza resturant celebrated a grand opening at 1764 S. Ortonville Road, at the corner of Glass and Ortonville roads. "Customers demand high standards for quality and service, and we're ready to exceed their expectations," said franchise co-owner John Foguth III....more >>

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Youth Recognition Night

'We have a great future in store for us'

Brandon Twp.-The message sent to young volunteers at the Annual Youth Recognition Night was "U Rock." Appreciative members of the community, including businesses, organizations, school administrators, librarians, senior citizens, hope the students received their thanks loud and clear....more >>
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Senior Gavin Bertram runs past Holland Christian during his last Game for a Cure with the Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse....more >>

Legal opinion sought on tweets at meeting

With hashtags like "outofcontrol," "ridiculousness," and "budgetdiscussion gonewrong," school board trustees' Twitter feed at last week's school board meeting were blunt and disrespectful....more >>
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Community award winners

Clarkston's newest grocery store Neiman's Family Market will proudly accept the 2014 Community Beautification and Preservation award. Neiman's Family Market is family owned and operated....more >>
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Renaissance High honored

Years of work by students and staff at Renaissance High School to incorporate an environmental focus into everything they do received national notice – a Green Ribbon School certification from the U....more >>
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Fines issued by weigh master for road improvement

When the weigh station on I-75 is open, Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Jason Koeteles knows he is in for a busy day.
Koeteles works in Independence Township patrolling the streets for truckers who may be breaking the law.
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Classics at Springfield Oaks

The 4-H fairgrounds at Springfield Oaks was packed this week as visitors came to check out the Michigan Antique Festival held in Davisburg during the past weekend.
Early birds began visiting the grounds on May 2 to get a sneak peak at the food, fun and collectibles on site.
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Shooting Stars

Comic creator returns to hometown for tour

For graphic novelist Shaun Manning, growing up in Clarkston built a foundation for a career in comics.
"My teachers included David Bihl – he was an unconventional teacher at Clarkston High School," said Manning, who graduated from Clarkston High School in 1998.
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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1999
“$18,000 raised for SCAMP during ‘nicest day in May’” Sunday was the perfect day to walk around town and just over 250 people showed up to walk for SCAMP.
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Born August 22nd
1891: Jacque Lipchitz, sculptor.
1893: Dorothy Parker, poet, satirist and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.
1904: Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader from 1977 to 1987, held nominal leadership position until his death in 1997.
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
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1922: Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.
1942: Brazil declares war on the Axis powers. She is the only South American country to send combat troops into Europe.
1945: Soviet troops land at Port Arthur and Dairen on the Kwantung Peninsula in China.
1945: Conflict in Vietnam begins when a group of Free French parachute into southern Indochina, in repsonse to a successful coup by communist guerilla Ho Chi Minh.
1983: Benigno Aquino, the only real opposition on Ferdinand Marcos’ reign as president of the Philippines, is gunned down at Manila Airport.