Village Council votes in favor of four-year phased water rate plan

By Georgia Thelen Review Writer The Lake Orion Village Council held a public hearing regarding the proposed changes in water rates on Dec. 12, and ultimately voted in favor of a four-year phased plan. With two options, one being an $8 million single bond debt issue at 2.5 percent interest, and the second option being […]

NOTA gets an early Christmas present thanks to Home Depot grant

By Jim Newell Review Writer While many people in the area depend on the North Oakland Transportation Authority for rides, Home Depot decided it was time to spread some holiday cheer and give back to the organization with a much-needed gift. NOTA got an early Christmas present, thanks to a $4,000 grant from the Home […]

A shovelful of reminiscences and lessons

Ah, another Michigan winter is upon us, courtesy of Sunday’s storm that left all of us, I’m sure, looking out our windows and feeling like we were part of a Norman Rockwell painting. Most people complain that our state has only two seasons (winter and orange barrel). Perhaps it’s the brown slush, wet feet, skyrocketing […]

Lake Orion Varsity Competitive Cheer season off to a solid start

By Georgia Thelen Review Writer The 2016-2017 LO Varsity Competitive Cheer team is currently working hard to get back to state finals. With 26 members, the team is made up of all four grade levels. There are five senior Captains this season: Olivia Duffy, Jordan Gould, Sydney Johnson, Kiara Martin and Nyla Watt. The senior […]

Library holds local author and illustrator fair

The Orion Township Public Library (OTPL) hosted its third annual Local Author and Illustrator Fair on Dec. 3. More than 20 metro Detroit authors and illustrators gathered to share their works with readers of all ages. Lake Orion’s own, authors R.L. Herron, Matt Faulkner and Kristen Remenar, who writes under the name Helen Wrath, were […]

LO Varsity Hockey moves to 6-1 in the season after two win weekend

By Shane Stockwell Contributing Writer On Thursday night, the Dragons got off to a hot start against the Berkley Bears, netting two goals in the first 5 minutes. The first goal of the night was scored by Jacob Helzer on a nice shot that beat the Berkley goaltender high glove side. Just moments later, captain […]

Lake Orion baseball player gets chosen for All-American Games

Lake Orion baseball player gets chosen for All-American Games

By Georgia Thelen Review Writer Ryan Stimac, a seventh grader at Scripps Middle School got to live out any young baseball player’s dream on Thanksgiving weekend. Stimac got to travel to Sarasota, Florida from Nov. 25-27 to play in the Junior All-American Games at the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Complex. The event featured the top […]

Good-bye, Larry ‘Whitey’ Hauxwell

Colorful character kept the Leader’s press running for 56 years By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor It’s hard to imagine the Oxford Leader without Lawrence “Whitey” Hauxwell. For nearly six decades, the 1957 Oxford High School graduate operated the press and was as much a local institution as the newspaper he printed. On Monday, Dec. 5, […]

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