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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 September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.
1917: The German Army recaptures the Russian Port of Riga from Russian forces.
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.