Entrepreneurial injection

Orion Township residents may be looking forward to an entrepreneurial injection. As part of his state of the township address on Thursday, Jan. 13 at King’s Court Castle in Canterbury Village, Orion Township Supervisor Matthew Gibb spoke to lengths on the improving relations between the township and businesses interested in opening in the area. He […]


Two women at the Heritage Place Senior Living Center on Atwater Street have saved a life. On Sunday, Dec. 5, Eleanor Grusczynski and Therese Malinowski, two residents of the Heritage Place Living Center, happened upon a fellow resident Phyllis Waterstad who was experiencing a life threatening episode, and acted quickly to contact medical authorities. Their […]

Committee seeks budget solutions

With the rapidly changing economic climate, many municipalities have had to make concessions and compromises concerning their budgets, and the Village of Lake Orion is no exception. To help with these matters, the village council announced at a meeting on Monday, Jan. 10 that they would be nominating two council members to head a budget […]

Senior center going up fast

As siding and roofing operations begin to cover the frame, the new senior center is stepping out of fiction and into reality. Orion Township Building Official Tom Berger said that despite a few ‘hiccups,? the building’s completion is on schedule, predicting that the building will be finished in July. ‘Inclement weather has been a problem, […]

Township cuts hours to save money

The Orion Township offices will be revising a contract with their human resources provider in an attempt to save money. During the Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 18, the board unanimously approved the renewal and revision of the township’s contract with HR service provider YourSource. Orion Township Treasurer Alice Young said the […]

Get Moving!

Stadium Elementary’s third annual ‘Get Moving!? Family Fun night went off without a hitch, much to the delight of the children attending the event. Between running the obstacle course, getting instruction from karate instructors, and participating in a number of other activities set up by the school, there was nary a dull moment to be […]

Purchasing policy sparks debate

Can the Orion Township officials spend $5,000 for office improvements without consent of the Board of Trustees? The answer, as stated by the township’s current spending policy, is as long as the amount spent is $5,000 or less, a department head does not require board approval to spend the money. This meant that when Orion […]

Treasurer’s attendance questioned by clerk

Orion Township residents who have ever had difficulty contacting township officials may take bittersweet solace in the fact that they are not alone in this regard. During a discussion on the township’s purchasing policy at the Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 18, Orion Township Clerk Penny Shults defended her action to purchase […]

Lake Orion will host wrestling’s best of the best

Residents in the Orion area hoping to get a taste of high school wrestling finals games won’t have to travel far. Wrestling teams from Rochester-Adams, Troy, and Pontiac high schools will be participating in the MHSAA Division I Wrestling Team District Finals, hosted by Lake Orion High School Feb. 10. LOHS Directer of Athletics Bill […]

Police cut down shady tree service

Evidently crime does pay, albeit for a short time before law enforcement gets involved. Lonnie Wade Jenkins, a 52-year-old area resident and owner of L & L Tree & Landscaping Service, alledgedly extorted a large sum of money from an 86-year-old Village of Lake Orion woman. His acquisition came as part of a confidence trick […]

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