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Schools look for police liaison options

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Lake Orion school administrators want a more cost-effective option for protecting their students. They let this sentiment be known loud and clear at Monday's Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting....more >>

High school expands Project 21 ideas

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor What do the kids think? That is the question Lake Orion's Project 21 task force wanted answered recently by the high school's leadership class, as the district continues to evaluate year-round learning opportunities for students....more >>

Musical happenings

Clarkston Community Band performs a Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at Clarkston High School Performing Arts Center. The band will perform a variety of Christmas music from around the world, and will also feature the Bellisima Bell Choir....more >>
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OMS students learn consequences of substance abuse

Oxford Middle School's eighth-graders received a sobering lesson in the consequences of illegal drug use and underage alcohol consumption when 52-3 District Court Judge Julie Nicholson visited them Dec....more >>
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OES celebrates $24K fund-raiser by dunking staff

It was a wet and wild afternoon Friday at Oxford Elementary as select students took turns attempting to dunk the school's principal and three teachers in a big tank of water. Don't worry, it wasn't part of some French Revolution-style student uprising....more >>
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DA students tour local govt. facilities

Daniel Axford Elementary second-graders received an up close and personal view of the inner workings of their local government during a Dec. 1 field trip that took them around the Village of Oxford....more >>
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DA turns into Santa's workshop

Daniel Axford Elementary was abuzz with Christmas cheer Saturday morning as the school hosted its annual "Breakfast with Santa" event. The fun morning included a delicious breakfast, shopping for gifts and of course, some face-time with the jolly old elf himself, who came here direct from the North Pole....more >>
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Born August 31st
1907: Wiliam Shawn, longtime editor of The New Yorker.
1908: Wiliam Saroyan, author and playwright (The Human Comedy).
1918: Alan Jay Lerner, playwright and lyricist (Brigadoon, Camelot).
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
August 31st
in history
1864: At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, Workers of the world unite!
1928: Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.