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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 December 24th
1745: Benjamin Rush, American medical pioneer and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
1809: Kit Carson, one of the most famous mountain men and scouts in the West.
1905: Howard Hughes, American industrialist, aviator, film producer, and director.
December 24th
in history
1862: A Christmas present arrives a day early for the Federal troops at Columbus, Kentucky, in the way of artillery on board the USS New Era.
1914: Over 577,000 Allied soldiers are to spend Christmas as prisoners in Germany.Nurse Edith Cavell.
1917: The Kaiser warns Russia that he will use iron fist and shining sword if peace is spurned.
1943: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed the Allied Supreme Commander, even though almost everyone believed the position would go to American Chief of Staff George C. Marshall.
1947: An estimated 20,000 communists, led by guerrilla General Markos Vafthiades proclaim the Free Greek Government in northern Greece. They issue a call to arms to establish the regime throughout the nation.Civil War of Passion