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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 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.
1862: The Army Ambulance Corps is established by Maj. Gen. George McClellan.
1876: Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.