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Mixed messages: Residency investigation was focused on kids

The investigation's complete and results are in. According to school officials, law enforcement officers checked out allegations that Lake Orion School Boardmember Tiffany Weber-Phillips has not lived in the school district for months....more >>
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TV production class earns award hat trick

Winning awards in high school journalism isn't what Television Production Workshop (TPW) students set out to do, says instructor Roger Smith. But it certainly doesn't hurt. This year, the class and its Dragon broadcasting program earned a Spartan hat trick, with their third award in three years....more >>
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Get your golden tickets for Willy Wonka Jr.

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo, some elementary students are putting on a musical for you. Super Singers from Clear Lake and Oxford elementaries will present their production of "Willy Wonka Jr....more >>
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Mother, son OHS valedictorians 36 years apart

When Beverly (Curtis) Young watches her son Corey Young graduate from Oxford High School this Sunday, she'll be filled with a tremendous sense of pride and experience a fair amount of déjà vu....more >>

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Program gives OHS senior full-ride to Ivy League college

Dreams can and do come true – just ask Oxford High School senior Lindsay Stairs. Although she certainly has the brains and the academic record to attend any college or university she wishes, her choices were limited by her family's income....more >>
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Future capitalists at work!

It was capitalism in its purest and finest form as Clear Lake Elementary's 90 fourth-graders conducted an Economic Fair June 2 that would have made Ayn Rand proud. The school cafeteria was turned into a hustling, bustling marketplace as the fourth-graders attempted to sell various products to students from other classes....more >>

Lakeville talent on display

Lakeville Elementary's talent was on display last week as the school hosted its "Arts and Authors Day." The event offered parents the opportunity to view and appreciate students' written works as well as their artistic expressions in the form of paintings, sculptures, chalk pastels and even petroglyphs, which are carvings similiar to those created by prehistoric peoples on cave walls and rocks....more >>
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Share the world

Oxford Elementary students went around the globe last week, but didn't need passports because they never actually left their building on Pontiac St. For an entire day, the school was transformed into a smorgasbord of international foods, customs, music and activities....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
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.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.