Diamond Dave’s celebrates 25 years

“Diamond Dave” Schurman has been in the jewelry business since he was 12 years old, and his Lake Orion store of the same name will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Schurman opened the first Diamond Dave’s location in the former Keatington Village, now Canterbury Village, on Joslyn Road in 1978 when he was just […]

First part of church renovation nearly done

Union Church Governing Board President Burke Cueny hopes with volunteer help that the first phase of the restoration of Union Church will be complete in a few months time. “We’re trying to get things done in the shell (phase I), so we can get a certificate of occupancy,” he explained to the Orion Township Board […]

Dragon volleyball team is ‘hungry to win’ with new varsity coach

The Lake Orion High School Varsity Volleyball Team has a new coach this season, but his name is anything but new to the Lake Orion Volleyball Program. Mike Hatch served as the school’s varsity coach until 1991, coaching varsity and junior varsity volleyball for a combined 15 years at LOHS. He’s been an assistant coach […]

Handicapped woman dies in mobile home fire

Fire investigators from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department are blaming careless smoking as the cause of a mobile home fire that took the life of an Orion Township woman on Dec. 5. The Orion Township Fire Department and OCSD responded to the fire at a mobile home on Mockingbird, located in the Orion Lakes Mobile […]

Lake Orion man loses control, hits tree on Scripps Road

A 35-year-old Lake Orion man remains in William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak after his 1998 Ford Ranger pick-up truck struck a tree on Scripps Road on Dec. 7. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Thomas Poulin of the Crash Reconstruction Unit, the man, Sean Patrick Theunick was driving westbound on Scripps about 7:20 […]