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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 September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
September 20th
in history
1850: The slave trade is abolished in the District of Columbia.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule ironically gave his life for the red man, not the black.
1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.
1863: Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname the Rock of Chickamauga. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.B.F. Mahoney was the 'mystery man' behind the Ryan company that built Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
1952: Scientists confirm that DNA holds hereditary data.