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Lake Orion comes up short in Novi hockey tourney

By Jeff Vanek Special Writer for The Review Lake Orion's varsity hockey team started its 2011 season by competing in the Novi Showcase tournament last weekend. Despite playing hard, the Dragons came up a goal short in both games....more >>

Oxford kids are state champs in flag football

A group of Oxford third-graders turned into flag football studs over the weekend of Nov. 12-13 as they won the Michigan Youth Flag Football Championship. Playing in a Lake Orion flag football league, the little warriors from Oxford, which included Aidan Regan, Joe Roeher, Brendan Moore, Jake Dawood, Nate Schroeder, Mitchell Travis, Max Rehandorf and Nick Soukup, banded together to form the Lake Orion Eagles....more >>

Swimmers do well at state finals

The varsity girls swim team had an all-around good day when they took some of the best division two state swimmers at the Holland Aquatics Center on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov....more >>
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OMS gold hoopsters rack up 11-1 record

Even split squads can't slow down the Oxford Middle School girls eighth grade basketball program. Coming off of a seventh grade season where they went 12-0, members of the eighth grade girls basketball team were split into two teams, blue and gold, this season in order to give girls more opportunities to play....more >>
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Born December 29th
1800: Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber for tires.
1808: Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination.
1809: William E. Gladstone, British prime minister.
1907: Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president's cabinet. He was Franklin D. Roosevelt's secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
December 29th
in history
1170: Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of Henry II. Sir Thomas Becket
1607: Indian chief Powhatan spares John Smith's life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas.
1778: British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, capture Savannah.Victory Snatched Away.
1845: Texas (comprised of the present state of Texas and part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) is admitted as the 28th state of the Union, with the provision that the area (389,166 square miles) should be divided into no more than five states of convenient size.
1849: Gas lighting is installed in the White House.