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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1531: Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.