Orion Twp. Fire Dept. responds to 127 calls over two weeks

The Orion Township Fire Department responded to 127 calls for service from June 12-25 according to information from Fire Chief Robert Duke’s department response report to the Orion Township Board of Trustees. Of those calls, 92 were in response to medical situations, nine were for personal injury accidents, five were for fires (structure, vehicle or […]

Public Safety

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded to 404 calls from June 24-30, 2019   • Felony Arrests: 1 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 3 • Accidents: 21 A quick response and a shock brings man back to life after a collapse Deputies, the Orion Township Fire Department, and Star EMS responded to the 3200 block of Hickory […]

‘Thank You’ from Retired Chief Ryckman

‘Thank You’ from Retired Chief Ryckman

For once I was speechless. I want to thank all of those responsible, especially my wife, Margie, and her sister, June Smith, for my 90th birthday surprise at the all-class reunion at the Knights of Columbus Hall on June 19. Thank you for all the cards and gifts. It’s something I’ll always remember. Cecil Ryckman […]

Apologies for lashing out in anger at May 9 meeting

I would like to offer a public apology to (Orion Twp. Supervisor) Chris Barnett, and (Treasurer) Donnie Steel for my behavior at the library meeting on May 9th. I lashed out in anger. It is easy to wound people and difficult later to bind the wound. I am sorry. I wish I had presented my […]

Orion firefighters help a brother in need

Last weekend, a hearty group of Orion firefighters showed up to build their “brother” a wheelchair ramp. My husband, Charlie Harkins, a retired Orion firefighter and EMT of 35 years, recently suffered a stroke. We don’t know yet how long his recovery will take, but in the meantime, he now has a safe way to […]

Today I’m A Rambling Man (part 2)

In the June 19 Lake Orion Review I opined (good word) about some events and issues that were on my mind. So, this week I want to continue those thoughts. Visited our Lake Orion library this past week. It is wonderful jewel in our town and if you haven’t been there lately you are missing […]

Freedom & Independence

As June ended, I said goodbye to a longtime spiritual friend. It took several years for me to accept her invite to her church because I was busy, I felt I knew who God was and I was sure God knew me too. I studied independently and felt free to do so. Then one day […]