Senior of the Week: Aidan DePauw

Parents: Dave and Dianna DePauw GPA: 4.250 Favorite subject(s): Math and Science Extracurricular activities: Some of my favorite extracurriculars are NHS, Cross Country and Track & Field Hobbies/Interests: Outside of school I enjoy playing soccer and hanging out with my friends. Plans after graduation: After high school, I plan on earning a degree in Kinesiology […]

Six Dragon wrestlers qualify for regional tournament

Six Dragon wrestlers qualify for regional tournament

Lake Orion’s Alex Russell (green) grapples with his Clarkston opponent. Russell finished third in the D1 individual wrestling tournament and will move on to the individual regional wrestling meet. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price. By Wendi Reardon Price Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Six Dragons qualified for the regional tournament after placing in the top […]

LOHS boys basketball suffers back to back losses

Lake Orion High School’s varsity boys basketball got off to a slow start on the road against Troy High School, falling to the Colts 59-41. Leading scorer for the Dragons was senior Quay Fly with 11 points. The Dragons hosted Seaholm High School on Friday, falling to the Maples 37-28. The Dragons are now 12-7 […]

Dragons girls basketball defeats Groves, falls to West Bloomfield

The Lake Orion High School girls varsity basketball ended their losing streak with a win over Groves High School 55-45. But the celebration was short lived as the team earned another OAA Red loss on the road to West Bloomfield High School 67-22. At home against Groves, leading scorers for the Dragons were junior captain […]

Gerald Gortat, 81, of Lake Orion

Gerald Gortat, 81, of Lake Orion

Gerald “Jerry” Gortat of Lake Orion; age 81; passed away on February 8, 2024. He was 81 years old. Jerry was born in Detroit, MI to the late Frank and Blanche Gortat. He is survived by his brother Donald (Rose Marie) Gortat, his nephews Michael (Brenda) Gortat, Greg (Jessica) Gortat, Chris (Felecia) Gortat and niece […]

LO competitive cheer takes first place at Mardi Gras Invite

LO competitive cheer takes first place at Mardi Gras Invite

OXFORD TWP. – The Lake Orion varsity competitive cheer team finished first out of seven varsity teams in division one at the Mardi Gras Invite at Oxford High School on Saturday. Lake Orion finished with a cumulative score of 777.28. Clarkston earned a second-place finish with a total score of 770.3. Romeo High School was […]

AU Special Needs Foundation to host annual Easter egg hunt, party

AU Special Needs Foundation to host annual Easter egg hunt, party

In addition to the Easter egg hunt, kids can expect a visit from the Easter Bunny during the AU Special Need Foundation Easter party. Photo by Jim Newell. The Awesome and Unique Special Needs Foundation will host its annual Easter egg hunt from noon – 2 p.m. March 16 at the CERC building, 455 E. […]

Jennifer Crumbley found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for son’s school shooting

By Jim Newell Managing Editor PONTIAC, Mich. — Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the Oxford High School shooter, has been found guilty on four counts of involuntary manslaughter. A jury delivered the unanimous verdict on Tuesday afternoon, before 2 p.m., after 10 hours of deliberation, which began Monday morning. Crumbley, 45, had pleaded not guilty […]

Orion Chamber of Commerce sees significant growth in 2023

Orion Chamber of Commerce sees significant growth in 2023

Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett, Orion Area Chamber of Commerce board Chair Angela Delpup, Orion Area Chamber president and CEO Joyce Donaldson and GM Orion Plant Director Jeff Roeschke all discussed the impact the chamber has had on the area during the chamber’s member appreciation breakfast on Jan. 31. Photo by Jim Newell. By Jim […]

Orion Twp. needs to revisit ice arena plan

I am writing to bring attention to what I believe is an oversight in the Orion Township Parks and Recreation department’s five-year master plan. The department’s own analysis identified deficiencies in our community’s recreational facilities, notably in two categories: ice arenas and tot lots. Ice arenas were marked with a deficiency rating of -2, underscoring […]