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Peeking In The Past

From The Lake Orion Review archives...

August 16, 2006 - Ten Years Ago

August 14, 1996

~~Engineers from McNamee, Porter & Seeley believed dropping the required speed of 25 MPH over the proposed new Bellevue Bridge would clear up design problems, saying a speed of 20 MPH would increase clearance under the bridge from its current 7.6 feet to 9.6.

~~Lake Orion Police Lieutenant Jerry Narsh said a rape case that happened at the Paint Creek Apartment complex on Atwater Street, where a young woman was beaten, sexually assaulted and robbed in 1994, remains unsolved.

~~Incumbent Joan Buser easily dispatched T. Patrick Creper in the race for Oakland Township Supervisor. It was the first time that Buser had been opposed.

Twenty Years Ago

August 13, 1986

~~An early Saturday morning fire closed Pete's Roadhaus, a popular M-24 meeting place owned and operated by Pete and Edith Kalohn and their two sons, Jim and Hans.

~~The Orion Township Board approved the hiring of new township assessor John Stroba, who replaced Curt Dawson, who resigned for a position with the City of Birmingham.

~~A woman burning trash in her yard was set on fire, when an aerosol can exploded. The woman's clothing caught on fire and she was burned over much of her body, according to Orion Township Fire Chief Jeff Key.

30 Years Ago

August 12, 1976

~~An 82-lot subdivision was being planned for the area between Indian Lake Road and northwest shore of Long Lake.

~~Orion Township Station One Fire Chief Cecil Ryckman asked the Lake Orion Village Council to consider an ordinance making all burning in the village illegal, except with a special permit.

~~Postal workers prepared to move to the new post office on Lapeer Road, featuring ample parking.

Looking Back was obtained from back issues of The Lake Orion Review.

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