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Peterson resigns school board seat

Soon, there will be another new face on the school board. Just two months after the Lake Orion Board of Education voted in Kelly Weaver to fill a seat vacated by retiring Bill Walters, board Secretary Tina Peterson announced her resignation....more >>
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District welcomes 44 new teachers

Director of Human Resources Nancy Kammer had a very busy summer. She had to say good-bye and wish 25 teachers good luck with their retirements, leaving her with some big shoes to fill....more >>
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A dog and a cheer before the big game

Before heading over to Lake Orion Friday night to watch the big football game, approximately 95 fans of the Oxford Wildcats gathered in the high school parking lot to get pumped full of school spirit and hot dogs....more >>
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1790: The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
1805: Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory. Nelson and the Nile.
1837: Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
1861: The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.
1867: Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refused to accept the treaty terms. Used by most American Indians, bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.