Lake Orion School Board votes to close Pine Tree Elementary

By Jim Newell The Lake Orion Board of Education voted unanimously to close Pine Tree Elementary during its meeting Wednesday night. The board also voted unanimously to eliminate the focus school structure, redistrict the remaining elementary schools and all the middle school boundaries and suspend intra-district open enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. The decision […]

LO Village Council seeks new member

Council selects officers, appoints committee members By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer At the Lake Orion Village Council meeting on Nov. 11, the council re-elected members and announced they will be seeking an additional council member as well. Ken Van Portfliet was re-elected as council president and Bradley Mathisen was elected as Pro-Tem President. “This […]

Orion Twp. expects balanced budget in 2017

Board to vote on proposed budget in December By Jim Newell Review Writer The Orion Township Board of Trustees wrapped up a series of budget workshops on Monday with a proposed balanced budget for the upcoming 2017 fiscal year, including $13,000 to spare. The board is expected to vote on the proposed budget at its […]

Election Results

Voter turnout tops 75 percent in Orion area Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion saw a 75.93 percent voter turnout in the 15 precincts for the Nov. 8 General Election. And while there were contested local elections for the township Board of Trustees and the Lake Orion Board of Education, there were no […]

Four Lady Dragons sign to play collegiate sports

By Jim Newell Review Writer Four of Lake Orion’s best and brightest student-athletes have agreed to continue their playing careers at the collegiate level, signing national letters of intent during a special ceremony at the high school on Nov. 9. The fall signing day featured accomplished young women, each a standout in their respective sports […]

Lighted Christmas Parade Seeks Volunteers

Floats, Marching Bands can still join the parade By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer The Orion Area Lighted Parade Group is still seeking volunteers and floats to participate in the 2016 Orion Area Lighted Christmas Parade. This year’s parade begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Village of Lake Orion. The annual parade […]

Local author and LOHS teacher releases new young adult novel

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer Stacy Keywell, a long-time Lake Orion High School teacher, has recently released another novel. Keywell is in her 19th year as a French teacher at LOHS, but also holds a true love for writing in her native language, English. When she was young, Keywell said for fun she would […]

Orion Veteran’s Memorial holds successful Veterans Day Ceremony

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer Lake Orion veterans and citizens alike gathered at the Orion Center on Nov. 11 to honor those who have served our country. The ceremony included song selections from the Lake Orion High School Chorale and patriotic selections from the North Oakland Patriotic Band. There was a formal address given […]

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