Village Council approves PUD contract for West Village project

Village Council approves PUD contract for West Village project

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council unanimously approved the Planned Unit Development contract with West Construction for the construction of West Village at 55 W. Elizabeth St., known as the Ehman Center. The approval came during the council’s Dec. 11 meeting with the condition that the developer provides […]

LOCS reviews strategic plan progress

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education heard about the district’s progress and further objectives for year two of its strategic plan during the board meeting on Nov. 29. In April 2022, the school board approved the new strategic plan to guide the district through 2027. […]

Todd Stanfield named chief of the LOPD

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — After months of negotiations, Todd Stanfield is officially chief of the Lake Orion Police Department after the village Council voted unanimously to approve the contract agreed upon by both Stanfield and village Manager Darwin McClary. Stanfield was named interim police chief in July after the retirement of […]

Sometimes Santa wears a badge

Sometimes Santa wears a badge

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Darrin Zehnpfennig brought his daughter, Mila (left) to help with Shop with a Hero. Together they took Brendan (center) Christmas shopping for new Hot Wheels. Photo by Jim Newell. ‘Because every child deserves a Christmas’ By Jim Newell Managing Editor OXFORD TWP. — There were children and toys and a […]

Orion Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes 2023 Impact Award winners

Orion Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes 2023 Impact Award winners

By Jim Newell Managing Editor ORION TWP. – The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce honored its 2023 Impact Awards winners on Thursday, recognizing those individuals or organizations who have improved the quality of life in Orion Township and made an impact on the well-being of the community. The chamber hosted the awards luncheon on Dec. […]

Oxford school shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole

By Jim Newell Managing Editor PONTIAC, Mich. – For more than two years the Oxford community has lain under the pall of the school shooting on Nov. 30, 2021 that left four students dead, six other students and a teacher wounded and a community racked with grief. On Friday the family, friends, classmates and Oxford […]

Dragon student-athletes sign national letters of intent

Dragon student-athletes sign national letters of intent

Thirteen students to continue athletic careers in college sports By Megan Kelley Staff Writer ORION TWP. — Thirteen Lake Orion High School student-athletes signed national letters of intent in November to play their respective sports at a collegiate level next year. This is the first of three signing days held by the district to highlight […]

Village to seek applications for newly-created ethics board

Board members would likely be from outside Lake Orion By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — During its meeting on Nov. 27, the Lake Orion Village Council discussed appointing three people to the village’s newly created ethics board. The village council adopted an Ethics Ordinance in October and creating an ethics board was one […]

Village of Lake Orion to combine clerk, treasurer positions

Village will hire new deputy clerk/finance director By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — On the heels of the announced retirement of village Clerk Susan Galeczka, the Village of Lake Orion is looking to shift office positions and combine the clerk and treasurer positions. Currently, Sonja Stout is fulfilling the duties as finance director/treasurer, […]