Village Council votes to extend contract with Orion Twp. for police services

Extension good for 60 days; to cost $45,000 per month By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council approved extending its current contract with Orion Township for law enforcement services for another 60 days. The previous contract was set to expire March 3. The request from Lake Orion Police Chief […]

Lake Orion DDA board hires new executive director

DDA board creates, fills assistant executive director position By Jim Newell Managing Editor LAKE ORION — Lake Orion has a new Downtown Development Authority executive director, and a new assistant executive director, who will lead the DDA through a challenging period of growth and development, DDA board members said The Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority […]

LOCS poised to approve new elementary math programming

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — During its meeting on Feb. 14, the Lake Orion Community School’s Board of Education received a presentation and recommendation from members of the district’s math pilot committee regarding findings of a now completed trial of two elementary math pilot programs. District math specialist and instructional coach Emilie […]

Just another day in the village

I could not attend the Feb. 20 DDA meeting. Contrary to normal proceedings, it wasn’t broadcast but is now on OrionONTV. While not on the agenda or in the meeting information, they selected a new executive director and assistant. No information was provided on who else may have applied. Page 18 of the meeting information […]

November election costs more than just the election

While reading the minutes of recent DDA meetings, I noticed that an expenditure of $12,425.98 was paid for attorney fees for the suit against Oakland County and a local village resident. Also, that board voted to dismiss further litigation on the petition regarding the election held in November. The suit was in effect to stop […]

Senior of the Week: Virginia Haddad

Parents: Corry and Michael Haddad GPA: 3.37 Favorite subject(s): Science Extracurricular activities: Lacrosse. I’m a four year varsity athlete and served as a captain last season. Hobbies/Interests: When I’m not at school, I enjoy hiking, going on runs and spending time with friends and family. I’m also the secretary of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church’s […]

Lake Orion girls basketball defeats Oxford 44-40, hits five-game winning streak heading into the final two games of the season

Lake Orion girls basketball defeats Oxford 44-40, hits five-game winning streak heading into the final two games of the season

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. — Lake Orion High School’s varsity girls basketball team clinched their fifth win in a row after a 44-40 nail-biter victory over the Oxford Wildcats last Friday, and a decisive win over Lutheran Northwest on Monday, 68-44. The Lake Orion ladies came out of the gate strong with […]

Marian Medler, 98, of Lake Orion

Marian Medler, 98, of Lake Orion

Marian Medler, 98, of Lake Orion, Michigan, passed away on Feb. 17, 2024. She was born to parents Daniel and Eula Abbey, in 1925, in Michigan. Marian graduated from Lake Orion High School and went on to study Education at Central Michigan University (Bachelors degree) and University of Michigan (Masters degree). Marian worked as a […]

Michael Szymczak, 74, of Oakland Twp.

Michael Szymczak, 74, of Oakland Twp.

We are heartbroken to share the sudden passing of our father, Michael Chester Szymczak, on Jan. 18, 2024. He was a loving father, Jaja (grandfather), brother, son, and friend. Words cannot express how much he will be missed by his family and all who were close to him. Michael was born in 1949 in Bay […]

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