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Champions return to the gridiron

The return of sports

Monday was the first day of practice for all Michigan high school football teams, and the story was no different here in Lake Orion. This week, the 2011 Lake Orion Dragons prepare to defend their 2010 Division 1 State Championship....more >>
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Basketball legend Patti Niemi to enter OHS Hall of Fame

Patti Niemi-Anderson will go down in Oxford girls basketball history as one of the most prolific scorers ever to wear the blue and gold. For that reason, the 1981 graduate will enter into the Oxford High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a charter class member....more >>
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Rayner sticks with Lions another year

Detroit Lions fans are going to continue to see a familiar face on the sidelines this upcoming National Football League season. On Tuesday, July 26, Oxford High School graduate and unrestricted free agent Dave Rayner agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Lions....more >>
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Junior golfers win big at Oxford Hills

Three local golfers brought home the gold following another successful year of the junior golf league at Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club on E. Drahner Road. Max Blackburn (left), 14 from Lake Orion, took first place in the flight three division....more >>
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Born August 29th
1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
August 29th
in history
0: The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.
1526: Ottoman Suleiman the Magnificent crushes a Hungarian army under Lewis II at the Battle of Mohacs.
1533: In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.