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Student of the Week

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 >>

Congratulations!

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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Around Town

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

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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Milestones

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 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1273: Rudolf of Hapsburg is elected emperor in Germany.
1588: The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.