Orion Township designated a gold star community for environmental leadership

Orion Township was recently recognized for its environmental leadership by the statewide Michigan Green Communities program. Orion Township achieved gold status for exemplary action in multiple categories, including economic development, land use, climate resilience, climate adaptation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, materials management (recycling, composting, waste diversion), water conservation and protection and community engagement, according to […]

LOCS administrators, board discuss bond construction project plans

$22 million ‘not enough’ to finish original intent of projects, officials say By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education discussed construction work to be completed on several buildings as part of the district’s bond projects during a work session this month. The work was discussed […]

Lake Orion Lake Association encourages everyone to attend LOLA boater safety classes in June

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — During public comments during Lake Orion Village Council’s meeting on May 13, Lake Orion Lake Association (LOLA) President George Dandalides encouraged residents to attend LOLA’s upcoming boater safety classes in June. “Anyone that operates a motorized boat on the lake, born after June 30 of 1996, […]

Lake Orion High School Senior of the Week: Andrew Drakos

Lake Orion High School Senior of the Week: Andrew Drakos

Parent(s): Steven and Teresa Drakos GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject(s): History, English Language Arts. Extracurricular activities: Track and Field, working out, water sports. Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and learning new information. Plans after graduation: I plan to run Track and Field at the Division 1 level throughout college […]

Orion community to remember its fallen veterans on Memorial Day

Orion community to remember its fallen veterans on Memorial Day

By Jim Newell Managing Editor jnewell@mihomepaper.com ORION TWP. — Memorial Day in Orion is a solemn day of remembrance with people from throughout the community joining Orion’s veterans in remembering those U.S. military men and women who died in service to the nation. The day also includes activities that honor those veterans still with us […]

Lake Orion girls varsity tennis finishes fourth at regionals

Lake Orion girls varsity tennis finishes fourth at regionals

CLARKSTON — The Dragons finished the spring season in the MHSAA Division 1 Girls Tennis Region 7 at Clarkston High School on May 17. Lake Orion finished tied for fourth place with Lapeer, both scoring a total of four points. Sophomore Sherly Shah won her first round on Singles No. 1 Flight against Lapeer’s Addison […]

Oxford Trolley Tour of Historic Homes on June 9

OXFORD TWP. — The Northeast Oakland Historical Society & Museum will host the Historic Oxford Trolley Tour of Homes on June 9. “Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the rich history of Oxford! For the FIRST time ever, hop aboard an old-fashioned Trolley Car and be transported back to the enchanting 1870s […]

Todd L. Rachel, 85, of Lake Orion

Todd L. Rachel, 85, of Lake Orion

Todd L. Rachel of Lake Orion passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2024, after a long but courageous battle with cancer. He was 85 years old. Todd leaves behind his loving wife, Jean, with whom he shared an incredible 62 years of marriage; son Todd (Mary Lou) Rachel of Scandia, Minnesota, son John […]

Cardell Mason, 94, of Lake Orion

Cardell Mason, 94, of Lake Orion

Cardell Mason of Lake Orion passed away on May 19, 2024 at 94 years of age. Cardell is survived by his loving wife Judy, with whom he has shared 68 years of marriage. He is also survived by his children, Carol and Sue; his grandchildren, Joe, Daniel and Andy; and his great grandchildren, Ashley, Claire, […]

Individuals with Disabilities Day at the Oakland County Fair

DAVISBURG, Mich. — On Thursday, July 11, the Oakland County Fair will host its 20th annual Individuals with Disabilities Day. Beginning at 9 a.m., the Oakland County Fair, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, welcomes those with disabilities from throughout the region with special events and access. The Oakland County Parks and the Oakland County Fair Board […]