‘SwiftieFest’ concerts to benefit family of OCSO deputy killed in the line of duty, Rochester Hills splash pad shooting victims

July 13 country music tribute band concert to help raise funds also By Jim Newell Managing Editor jnewell@mihomepaper.com ORION TWP. — A benefit concert at Wildwood Amphitheater in Orion Township will help raise funds to support the family of an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Deputy killed in the line of duty, and the victims of […]

Lake Orion Village Council approves contract with new police chief

Mark Amundson to takeover LOPD top job on July 22 By Jim Newell Managing Editor jnewell@mihomepaper.com  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council approved the employment contract with new police Chief Mark Amundson 5-1 during its meeting on Monday. Council Member Michael Lamb cast the lone nay vote, saying that while he did not […]

LOCS sees nearly $2.3M federal funding decrease, holds 2024-25 budget resolution second reading

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education covered a decrease of $2,273,626 in federal sources funding during their 2024-25 budget resolution’s second reading on June 26. The decrease in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds accounts for $1,674,958 of the total decrease. ESSER […]

LOCS adopts final 2023-24 budget amendment, projects $300k surplus

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education adopted the final budget amendment for the 2023-24 fiscal year during its meeting on June 26. This amendment includes multiple revenue and expenditure changes, according to Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Andrea Curtis. “The general fund operating […]

Teen rescued from Lake Orion during apparent mental health crisis

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — A 17-year-old Birmingham boy who appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis was rescued by boat from Lake Orion on Sunday after jumping into the lake, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office search and rescue team was dispatched around 12:15 p.m. […]

Oxford’s Posey Cardinals win Poney League championship

Oxford’s Posey Cardinals win Poney League championship

Oxford’s Posey Cardinals won the Oxford and Lake Orion area league championship Pony League in June. The team is made up of 13 to 15-year-olds and is part of the Oxford Recreational Baseball Association (ORBA.) The Cardinals finished their season 11-2 on a five-game winning streak. Thirteen players made up the Cardinals’ roster, including Gary […]

4CCF Spark Grant program returns to support people with innovative ideas

Individuals, nonprofits can apply to present ideas Four County Community Foundation (4CCF) announced the return of their Spark Grant program that aims to support innovative ideas on Monday, July 8. Both individuals and nonprofit groups can apply to present their ideas during in-person proposal with 4CCF committee members, according to a press release. The panel […]

Lake Orion school board authorizes $3 million Orion Center purchase

Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education authorized the purchase of the Orion Center from Orion Township for $3 million on June 26. The purchase agreement includes several exhibits detailing what is involved with the purchase, according to Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Andrea Curtis. These include one parcel being broken into two, furnishings […]

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