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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1934: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, called Mahatma or Great Soul, resigns from Congress in India.
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
1944: The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945: The United Nations comes into existence with the ratification of its charter by the first 29 nations.
1945: Vidkun Quisling, Norway's wartime minister president, is executed by firing squad for collaboration with the Nazis.