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Aiden Peter Keiser

Elizabeth and Ronald Keiser of Madison Heights are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Peter Keiser. Aiden was born at 12:45 p.m., Nov. 13 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak....more >>

Milestones

Renee Alyse Chevrier

Renee Alyse Chevrier graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oakland University on Dec. 12, receiving a bachelor's degree in accounting. The 2006 graduate of Oakland Christian School was on the OU dean's list for seven semesters in a row prior to graduation....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Year of the volunteer

Lake Orion Cadette Girl Scout Troop 13319 members donated fleece blankets they made to the Oakland County Animal Control in Auburn Hills. The girls meet once a month in 2009, dedicating the whole year to community outreach and volunteerism....more >>
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Engagement

Dehn, Troupe

Phil and Liz Dehn, of Lake Orion, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Dehn, to Randy Troupe, son of Ron and Renee Troupe, of Hudsonville. The wedding is planned for March 2010 at Wellspring Community Church, where the couple met....more >>

Peeking In The Past

Looking Back

15 years ago December 29, 1994 ~ The school district adopted a weapons-free zone policy stronger than state or federal laws dictated. ~ Citing the need for land to build more baseball and soccer fields, Orion Township attempted to absorb 50 acres of Bald Mountain State Recreation Area....more >>

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A calendar of places to go, people to see and things to do

The Greater Oakland Republicans Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 7 -9 p.m. at the Orion-Oxford Eagles Club, 317 W. Clarkston Road, Lake Orion. The featured speaker will be Steve Porter, a candidate for County Commissioner....more >>

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Looking for a new job?

The Orion Township Public Library is offering Recession Seminars beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Seminars, hosted by Margie Butler, will focus on career solutions. The first in the series, Resume Creation and Marketing Yourself, will provide an in-depth look at how to get the most impact with your resume, cover letters, and portfolios, library representatives said....more >>
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Born December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: Nuts!
1945: The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
1965: The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
1966: The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
1988: A Pan Am airliner is blown up in mid-air and crashes onto Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 295 on board and 11 people on the ground.