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School board candidates sound off

Fourteen candidates are in the race for five seats opening up on the Lake Orion Schools' Board of Education. What do they think about various issues facing the district? Follow along as the as the May 3 election date approaches.

Here's what we asked the candidates this week: Did you support the Feb. 22 school bond proposal, yes or no? In 150 words or less, please explain your reasons and the process that led to your decision....more >>

Superintendent hires in at $151,366

By Laura Colvin Review editor It was unanimous. The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 last week to award Marion Ginopolis a two-year contract, including an annual salary of $151,366....more >>

Superintendent's contract:

A quick look

For the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year, Ginopolis will receive a daily rate of $582.18. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, Ginopolis will receive a salary of $151,366, and as least as much in 2011-2012, unless, according to contact language, "the general financial condition of the district worsens, causing a general salary/wage decrease to other employees....more >>
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Story time

Springfield Plains Elementary students ventured through various stories on March 9, in the comfort of their classroom. Celebrity readers stopped by throughout the day to share their favorite children's book....more >>
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OHS presents 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Get ready for some rootin', tootin', shootin' fun next week as Oxford High School proudly present's Irving Berlins "Annie Get Your Gun" for their spring musical. Annie Get Your Gun tells the story of Annie Oakley, an illiterate hillbilly with a knack for shooting guns....more >>

Board votes to change OHS schedule, end trimesters

Oxford High School teachers and students can say good-bye to the current trimester system at the end of this year. The Oxford Community Schools Board of Education voted 4-3 to approve the changes to the high school schedule during a meeting on Monday, March 7....more >>
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We are Oxford!

Downtown Oxford was the place to be Saturday as loads of proud folks lined Washington St. and crowded Centennial Park for the victory parade celebrating the Division I state championship secured by the Oxford Wrestling Team....more >>
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Born July 3rd
1878: George M. Cohan, American entertainer and songwriter.
1883: Franz Kafka, Prague-born German novelist (The Metamorphosis, The Trail).
1908: M.F.K. Fisher, food witer.
1912: Elizabeth Taylor, novelist and short story writer.
1921: Francois-Arnold Reichenbach, documentary filmmaker.
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1916: The Battle of the Somme begins. More than 100,000 men are killed in the first day.
1944: The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
1945: U.S. troops land at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.
1950: U.S. carrier-based planes attack airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.
1954: Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.