Dragons are district champs, seeking regional title Saturday

Dragons are district champs, seeking regional title Saturday

Lake Orion’s varsity softball team is vying for a regional title on Saturday against Birmingham Groves in hopes of advancing to the final eight teams in the quarterfinals of the state Division 1 championships. Last week, Coach Joe Woityra’s team won the district title by beating Clarkston and then Oxford, by scores of 5-4 each […]

Dragons competed at the state Division 1 championships

Dragons competed at the state Division 1 championships

Lake Orion’s boy’s track team 4-x-800 relay team set a personal record on Saturday at the Division 1 state championships held at Hudsonville High School. The team of senior Matt Arenz, sophomores Noah Maupin, Drew Giem and senior co-captain Kevin Hansen, ran the distance in 8:02.47 to finish 11th out of 28 teams.

Barbara Ann Bauroth, 78

Barbara Ann Bauroth, 78, a resident of Lapeer and formerly of Lake Orion passed away June 2, 2016. Barbara was the owner and operator of Ideal Carpet Cleaning  from 1967 up until her health began to recently decline.  She also devoted nine years of her life to Prison Ministries at the Thumb Correctional Facility. She […]

Richard “Rick” W. Williams, 65

Williams, Richard W. “Rick”; age 65 of Oxford.  June 1, 2016.  Beloved husband of Karen (Vollmayer); loving father of Keith (Amanda) Williams; brother of Randy (Liz), Rob (Judi), and Ross (Shelly) Williams; brother-in-law of John (Diana) Vollmayer; also survived by his dear friend Ryan Olanger and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Rick was the owner […]

Reginald “Reg” Denny Shepard

Reginald “Reg” Denny Shepard Sept 12, ‘31 – Dec 26, ’15, age 84. Reg Shepard was enjoying Christmas when he passed away peacefully on December 26, 2015. His memorial service and reception will be Sat, June 11 @ 11AM at the Lapeer Church of Christ,1680 N Lapeer Rd, Lapeer, MI 48446. Reg was born in […]

Robert Harrison Betteley, 72

 Robert Harrison Betteley; of Detroit; age 72; passed away May 3, 2016.  Robert was the son of the late Roy and Dorothy Betteley; step son of the late Charles Jeffries; and brother of Sally Zitta and the late Gerald (Janet) Betteley.  He is also survived by his cousin Diane (Rod Lloyd) Chambeau; nieces and nephews, […]

Orion Township Treasurer clarifies audit ratings

Pertaining to the article “Audit earns and ‘A’ rating” found in your May 18th issue, I offer the following additional information for the benefit of our residents. The ‘weakness’ described in the article was not a departure from procedure followed at the township for many years. It was simple a discovery that there were no […]

There seems to be unnecessary silliness regarding bathrooms

Don Rush asked for thoughts on this silly discussion regarding the fear gripping our nation about the use of bathrooms by transgender people, so I’d like to offer mine. It is, indeed, silly season. Silly, because it is not transgender people who are asking for laws allowing them to use the bathroom of their choice, […]

Robert Harrison Betteley, 72

Robert Harrison Betteley; of Detroit; age 72; passed away May 3, 2016.  Robert was the son of the late Roy and Dorothy Betteley; step son of the late Charles Jeffries; and brother of Sally Zitta and the late Gerald (Janet) Betteley.  He is also survived by his cousin Diane (Rod Lloyd) Chambeau; nieces and nephews, […]

Thomas Neil Eugene Kaars, 69

Thomas Neil Eugene Kaars; of Lake Orion; age 69; passed away May 25, 2016. Tom is survived by his beloved wife Margie of 46 years; his children Robert Weeks, Jennifer Singleton, Marcy (James) Summerfield and Josie (Eric)Kaars-Mulholland; his adoring grandchildren Trey, Tommy, Candice, Tony, Caleb, Emily, Cynthia and Cody; and his sister Edna Pietla. He […]

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