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It's all about the kids: a column by Dr. Janet McPeek

Keeping the spirit of the Olympics alive

Millions of people tuned in to this year's Summer Olympics in London to witness the incredible talents of the world's best young athletes. Your family can keep the Olympics spirit alive throughout the year by encouraging fair competition and practicing good sportsmanship....more >>

Farewell Lake Orion

By the time you read this I will already be gone. I know it seems like yesterday that I arrived here at Orion, but as quickly as I arrived, I am saying goodbye. Upper management i....more >>
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Letter to the Editor: Pontiac Civitans honor Patterson Pharmacy

The Pontiac Civitan Club has received from Civitan International, a plaque of appreciation for Patterson Pharmacy in Oxford. The pharmacy has been an ardent supporter of the Pontiac Civitan Club's fundraiser for several years....more >>

Greetings Lake Orion

Howdy Lake Orionites! My name is Lance Farrell. With the changing season and blowing leaves I arrive, taking over from Trevor Keiser. I'll have big shoes to fill, though, as Mr....more >>

Keep the hate out of politics

Recently I noticed a political presentation in front of the Lake Orion post office.  As an independent voter, I object to such displays on Orion Township property. Some of the displayed materials are disrespectful to the office of the presidency....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What does a bear do in the woods?

While I am still gathering information on the good ol' boy network in Orion Township, real estate shenanigans and local residents getting thrown under the bus by the their elected officials, let's go back in time....more >>

Jim's Jottings

The weather, etc. via The Old Farmer's Almanac

For several years The Oxford Leader was on The Old Farmer's Almanac mailing list. We didn't ask for it, but we loved receiving it, and reporting its weather predictions, among other things....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What does a bear do in the woods?

While I am still gathering information on the good ol' boy network in Orion Township, real estate shenanigans and local residents getting thrown under the bus by the their elected officials, let's go back in time....more >>

Jim's Jottings

The weather, etc. via The Old Farmer's Almanac

For several years The Oxford Leader was on The Old Farmer's Almanac mailing list. We didn't ask for it, but we loved receiving it, and reporting its weather predictions, among other things....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck

Pity the moon

NASA landed a six-wheeled rover named Curiosity on Mars last month. Touchdown tested the limits of human innovation, and required a supersonic parachute, radar mapping, rocket motors, and a crane that lowered the rover on a 20-foot long tether....more >>

Letter To The Editor . . .

Hospital CON law

Dear Editor, I would have to respectfully disagree with Dr. James O'Neill's recent letter to the editor saying that this state's Certificate of Need law should be relegated to the "ash heap of history" ("O'Neill favors dismantling CON process for hospital," Sept....more >>

Letter To The Editor . . .

CON perspectives

Dear Editor, With all due respect, I have one question for Dr. James O'Neill ("O'Neill favors dismantling CON process for hospital," Sept. 12). It is my understanding that you will personally benefit from the addition of a McLaren Hospital here in Independence? The regional hospital bed Certificate of Need is a process in place for a very well defined reason....more >>

Letter To The Editor . . .

Mitchell for trustee

Dear Editor, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy Mitchell one year ago, and l believe he would be a valuable asset to the Independence Township Board of Trustees. I am extremely impressed with his thoughtfulness and dedication to our community and its governance....more >>

Letter To The Editor . . .

Support for Mitchell

Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Independence Township I have been witness to the good, the bad and the ugly of our local politics. I have often thought we need new voices and ideas to move our township forward successfully and that is why I am pleased to support Jeremy Mitchell for Independence Township trustee....more >>
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Born July 30th
1889: Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.
1898: Henry Moore, English sculptor.
1909: C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
1924: William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter's Luck).
1940: Patricia Shroeder, U.S. congresswoman.
July 30th
in history
1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
1919: Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.
1938: George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.
1940: A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
1960: Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.