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Steven Murtaugh

Steven Murtaugh Parents: Eileen and Matthew Murtaugh Grade: Senior Favorite subject: business Extracurricular activities: Drama Club/Thespian Society, part-time theater assistant Hobbies ...more >>

Peeking In The Past

Looking Back

15 years ago February 8, 1995 ~ Robertson Brothers Co. took Orion Township to court after a planned agreement failed. The previous September, the township denied rezoning requests for 130 acres from Robertson Brothers, who wanted to build a residential community and a commercial center....more >>


Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson Kathryn is now among 18 free-throw shooters vying for the Great Lakes Regional title in the Elks "Hoop Shoot" Michigan State Contest. Having already tasted glory in her local and district contest, Kathryn captured another first-place finish, Saturday, Jan....more >>

Studying hard

Staci Spears, Randall J. Lucy, D. Kyle Upton

Staci Spears Staci, a freshman at Hillsdale College, earned a spot on the Dean's List, fall 2009. The biology major is a 2009 graduate of Lake Orion high school and daughter of Ron and Dana, of Lake Orion....more >>

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February Fun Days. Bring the kids to celebrate Mardi Gras every Saturday in February, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., at Ed's Broadway, 2 S. Broadway, in downtown Lake Orion. Free face-painting, and a different kid-friendly character each week (don't forget your camera)....more >>
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Happy 90th, Louie!

Gathered at his Gingellville home, friends and family helped Louie Smith celebrate his 90th birthday. Pictured are his children Duane and Larry, both of Orion, Craig, of Arizona, Denise (Hudson) of Metamora and Diane (Braga), of California, and his wife Marge....more >>
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New classes get underway today at Orion Art Center

Need some fresh artistic inspiration? The Orion Art Center might have the answer. Check out the new classes, and check back next week for additional offerings scheduled to begin in March....more >>

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When caring becomes a burden

Free seminar hosted by Lake Orion Church

Christ the Redeemer Community's "Understanding Mental Health Issues" Educational Series will present author, columnist and educator, Jacqueline Castine, who will facilitate an interactive workshop on Thursday, Feb....more >>
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Born October 8th
1890: Eddie Rickenbacker, U.S. fighter pilot in World War I, aviation pioneer.
1895: Juan Peron, Argentinean dictator.
1917: Rodney Porter, British biochemist and Nobel Proze winner.
1926: Cesar Milstein, molecular biologist.
1941: Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader.
October 8th
in history
1871: The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O'Leary. Fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames raged for more than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were killed in the fire; 98,500 people were left homeless; 17,450 buildings were destroyed.
1897: Journalist Charles Henry Dow, founder of the Wall Street Journal, begins charting trends of stocks and bonds.
1900: Maximilian Harden is sentenced to six months in prison for publishing an article critical of the German Kaiser.
1906: Karl Ludwig Nessler first demonstrates a machine in London that puts permenant waves in hair. The client wears a dozen brass curlers, each wearing two pounds, for the six-hour process.
1919: The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives pass the Volstead Prohibition Enforcement Bill.