Opposed to cell tower on LOCS school property

Regarding the Lake Orion Community Schools efforts to install a cell tower on their vacant land located between Orion Road and Adams Road at 3416 E. Clarkston Road in Oakland Twp. The closest neighbors to the proposed site voiced concern during the Oakland Twp. Planning Commission meeting. Our concerns were heard, yet brushed aside as […]

Losing the ‘up north’ feel of Orion Twp., Lake Orion

My wife and I moved to Orion Township in 2013, drawn by the promise that living here is a vacation. Initially, we enjoyed the small town “up north” feel of the village and township, but recently living here is becoming less of a vacation. On March 20, the township planning commission will hold a hearing […]

Clerk Shults expresses gratitude for assistance with Feb. 27 election

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who assisted with the February 27, 2024, Presidential Primary Election. Heartfelt appreciation is extended to Lake Orion Baptist Church, Community of Christ Church, King of Kings Lutheran Church, Lake Orion United Methodist Church, St. Mary’s in the Hills Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, The River Church, […]

Lake Orion DDA needs to be more transparent

“DDA Staffing” was an agenda item acted on at the Feb. 20 DDA meeting. Due to minimal meeting information, it was difficult to know what the DDA was going to do and whether it would be done properly. It was not stated anywhere in the meeting information that hiring an Executive Director, an Assistant Director, […]

Shelby Says: ‘Me time’ and the inevitable bookish adventure

I’m a huge supporter of what I like to call ‘me time.’ That means something different for every person. I know a lot of people whose ‘me time’ consists of reading or watching their favorite television show or cooking uninterrupted. Sometimes they peacefully engage in a hobby, or take a bubble bath. My ‘me time’ […]

Lake Orion Village Council adopts 2023-24 fee schedule

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council approved the 2023-24 fee schedule by a 6-0 vote during its meeting on Feb. 26. President Pro Tem Teresa Rutt was absent from the meeting. The fee schedule went into effect immediately upon approval. “Many of these fees are already in effect. […]

Senior of the Week: Gabrielle DiMeo

Parents: Brian and Kate DiMeo GPA: 4.075 Favorite subject(s): English Extracurricular activities: Leadership, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society Hobbies/Interests: Competitive Dancing and teaching dance to toddlers Plans after graduation: Michigan State University or Grand Valley University Gabrielle is proudest of: My ability to organize events and follow through on projects. Gabrielle makes a […]

Joyce Ardelan, 93

Joyce Ardelan, 93

Joyce Barbara Ardelan (Behl), 93, formally of Lake Orion and Oxford, peacefully passed at home on March 1, 2024. Born at home on LeBaron Street in Pontiac on July 19, 1930, she moved with parents Floyd and Grace Behl to a 10-acre farm on Casemer Road in Lake Orion. She was joined by two younger […]

Amber Wilson, 29

Amber Wilson, 29

Amber Paige Marie Wilson died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the age of 29. She is survived by her mother Michelle Stephens, mother of children Colton, Baylee, Kayne Justin and Violet, baby sister of siblings Russell Wilson and Natasha Wilson, niece to Donald Mudge, aunt to Summer Keith and Ashtin Hughes. Amber Wilson […]

Sue Smith, 70

Sue Smith, 70

Sue Smith, age 70, was born October 30, 1953 and passed away on February 28, 2024. She is survived by her beloved husband of 24 years, Rod Smith; her son Mike (Angela) Manausa; grandkids Donivan and Madison Manausa; her siblings: Doug and Donna Mann, Dorthy Borgne, Dick and Ginny Mann; and Rod’s siblings: Rick and […]