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Let's take his lead

By Joe St. Henry Amid all of the complaining lately in this community about our schools, budgets, downtown construction, the economy and gas prices, I think we all could use a dose of perspective from my neighbor, Orion Township resident Rob Frazer, a Major in the U....more >>

Letter to the editor

In regards to protesting in front of Jacobsen Flowers

Dear Editor, What I want to know is how the Republican Legislators in the State, who allpromise that they will not raise taxes whenthey askfor our vote' just voted to raise theState income tax level back up to 4....more >>

Letter to the editor

Mr. Sherman, get your facts straight

Dear Editor, It seems Mr. Sherman needs to get his facts straight re: the birther issue. To begin with, President Obama gave a copy of the very same birth certificate that EVERYONE has issued to them in Hawaii....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thank you for your positivity, Mr. Rush

Dear Mr. Rush, I've been meaning to write you regarding the editorial you wrote in the Lake Orion Review recently. I am a business owner in Lake Orion. We are in our 22nd year. Your article was such a positive approach to the construction work being done here....more >>

Letter to the editor

Selection process questioned

Dear Editor, Why did the Orion Township Board accept applications for Township Supervisor and put the applicants through the charade of an interview? It was very evident, after the interview process was finished, that they were not considering any of the applicants except the two who were already on the board....more >>

Letter to the editor

Landfill decision stinks

Dear Editor, Representatives of the Eagle Valley Landfill claim that they could have expanded that landfill without the permission from Orion Township Board. However, the 1991 Consent Judgment agreed upon by Orion Township, Oakland County and Waste Management when the landfill was expanded in 1991, was iron clad....more >>

Opinions

Remember: Memorial Day in Ortonville

Dear Editor, In regards to the Ortonville Memorial Day Parade and Service 2011. Always remember. What a wonderful celebration of our freedom. Thank you to all the service men and women who participated, to the people from Selfridge for the awesome flyover, to those who prepared the cemetery landscape, to the people involved in the program and the parade, to those involved in the preparation of setting up and taking down the beautiful avenue of flags that graced the Ortonville Cemetery....more >>

News Briefs

CreekFest 2011 success

Dear editor, Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers. A special thank you to: Molly Lalone, Pam Belding, and Debbie Baker. The downtown businesses were wonderful, as always, for their participation! Thank you to Pet Supplies "Plus" for their help, and for the generous donations from K-9 Stray Animal Rescue, Cook's Farm Dairy, Flexible Photography, Hamiliton's, Oxford Bank, O'Malley's, Frosty Boy, Rotary Club, John Gault, Goodrich Tent Rental, Paramount Signs & Graphics, Art of Life, Dr....more >>

Opinions

Rodak: an icon of integrity

Dear Editor, We, as a family of Belle Ann Elementary School since 1998, would like to send out our sincere and utter gratitude to our retiring principal Mark Rodak. Mr.Rodak has been an icon of sincerity and integrity of Belle Ann....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Kevorkian, cicadas and skunks, oh my!

Around 2:30 in the morning, in a hospital bed at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, private citizen Jack Kevorkian died quietly, peacefully and in his sleep. He was 83-years-old....more >>

Jim's Jottings

A collection of bits and pieces I like to call humor

Following are bits collected from anywhere but the internet. I not only do not understand why that word is supposed to be capitalized, I stubbornly refuse to enter it. Mostly this stuff comes from the UP Monthly Magazine, formerly the Porcupine Press....more >>

News Briefs

Yearbook:When teens become pregnant it's a problem

Dear Editor, (In response to Brandon yearbook ad sparks controversy, The Citizen, May 28, page 4) BHS yearbook adviser accepted the Oxford Problem Pregnancy Center ad to fund a costly project....more >>

Opinions

Problem pregnancy, abortion real problem

Dear Editor, (In response to Brandon yearbook ad sparks controversy, The Citizen, May 28, page 4) If the ad been worded differently for the Pregnancy Center, this outrage could have been prevented....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Dream big

If you hadn't heard the news here is the awesome, fabulous bit of information the Clarkston High School Girls Varsity tennis team has made Clarkston history. They took Midland by storm to claim the MHSAA Division 1 State Championship and three players won individual championships freshman Lexi Baylis, junior Katie Brozovich, and senior Kristina Lucas....more >>

Letter to the editor

A call to reinstate director

Dear Editor, Once again the trustees of Independence Township Board are destroying the trust of the people they are supposed to represent. My understanding of a trustee is to gain the trust of the constituents they represent....more >>

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Once again the trustees of Independence Township Board are destroying the trust of the people they are supposed to represent. My understanding of a trustee is to gain the trust of the constituents they represent....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for Keegan Race support

Dear Editor, The third annual Chuck Keegan Race for the Kids was May 7. This event was co-sponsored by the Clarkston Foundation and staff of Clarkston Junior High. Chuck taught for Clarkston Community Schools for over 30 years....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Focus on future despite cuts

I've spent a good deal of time in the last few weeks writing to you about the State of Michigan's proposed budgetary changes. Last week, these changes came to fruition, meaning that our district will receive for the school year 2011-2012 a reduction in per pupil funding of at least $1....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Find your future in faith in God's plan

This is your time. Your future lies before you. It is time to pursue your passion and follow your ideals. These are the kind of statements given to graduates each year. These comments sound like the cheer leading we think 17 and 18 year olds need as they set off into adulthood....more >>
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1861: The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress.
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1914: Russia declares that it will act to protect Serbian sovereignty.