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Lakeland High School student Kelsey Hurdows was among four students to receive the Fran Anderson Scholarship to Make a Difference. Supervisor Rick Kowal, Guardian Andrea Voorhees, County Commissioner Eileen Kowal and show officials gave her a $1,000 check for her article on how to make a difference at White Lake. (Photo courtesy of White Lake)

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The White Lake Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tentative agreement with White Lake Township Fire Department crews (International Association of Local Firefighters 5295.) The four-year agreement includes wage increases through 2025: 3% in 2022; 2.5% in 2023; 3% in 2024; and 2.5% in 2025.

White Lake Township Fire Chief John Holland said: “There was professionalism and courtesy between the township and the negotiating unit throughout the negotiation, and we are pleased to be able to settle before the current contract expires. I don’t think this has happened before.”

– Cindy Muroff, Staff Writer

RCOC to hanging general Information Meeting to Elizabeth Lake, change religion Vertigo projects in a 2022

The Oakland County Roads Commission (RCOC), in partnership with White Lake Township, will hold an information meeting on January 11 about the planned construction of intersections at the intersection of Elizabeth Lake Road and Tigerden Road, Elizabeth Lake Road and Lake Oxbow Road. in 2022.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 11th from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at Oxbow Elementary School (100 Lake Oxbow Street.) The meeting will be open ended, there will be no formal presentation, and anyone can stop between 4: 30 and 7 p.m. to ask questions, review plans, or speak with RCOC staff. Masks are required on the premises.

The project involves converting the three-way intersections of Elizabeth Lake Rd/Oxbow Lake Rd and Elizabeth Lake Rd/Tejerden Rd, both now controlled by stop signs, into a combined roundabout.

According to the RCOC, Elizabeth Lake Road between Teggerdine and Oxbow Lake Road will be closed, and the Teggerdine and Oxbow Lake Roads in Lake Elizabeth will be closed for the life of the project. The detour will be Elizabeth Lake Trail to Williams Lake Trail to Highland Trail to Bugey Lake Trail to Lake Cooley Trail to Oxbow Lake Trail and back.

The project is expected to begin early this winter, with facilities relocation scheduled for the winter of 2022, followed by deforestation in February and March. The Oxbow Lake Road Roundabout will be constructed from June until August 2022, and the Teghuruddin Road Roundabout will be constructed from August until October 2022.

The project will cost about $1.7 million and will be paid for by RCOC and White Lake Township.

Lakeland student Wins pastry chef Anderson Preparation a difference Scholarship

Kelsey Hurdows, a student at Lakeland High School, was among four students to receive the Fran Anderson Make a Difference Scholarship, sponsored by the Genisys Credit Union.

The scholarship is part of the annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade and WinterFUN Festival in downtown Pontiac. This year, the scholarship was awarded to students selected prior to the show on December 4th.

It’s a $4,000 award split between students from Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford, and White Lake. To apply, students were to submit an essay detailing how they are making a difference in their local community and the recipients are selected by the local elected official.

Other winners include Brooke Chatman of Avondale High School, Lauren McNair of Waterford Mott High School and Juan Luis Gutierrez of Waterford Mott High School.

“Fran Anderson was a dear friend who was committed to making a difference in our community,” said Linda Zabik, CEO of Holiday Extravaganza. “Her legacy continues by giving each student their time and energy to improve our communities.”

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White Lake County Police have announced that three juvenile suspects have been charged and detained following threats made at White Lake Middle School and Lakeland High School.

The Huron Valley School District was closed on December 2 and 3 after threats of violence began appearing on social media about the two schools. As a result, Supervisor Dr. Paul Salah has sealed off all buildings in the area to allow time for law enforcement to investigate the threats.

On December 9, White Lake police took to social media to announce that three juvenile suspects have been charged and detained for their role in this case. According to police, on the evening of December 2, the first suspect was arrested and charged by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office on charges of false reporting or threatening terrorism. The following morning, December 3, a second juvenile suspect was arrested and charged with threatening to commit violence with a firearm or explosive against a school.

On the evening of December 4, after a “thorough investigation”, investigators were able to locate a third suspect whose threats on social media are believed to have reached hundreds of people, according to police. This suspect has been detained and charged by the Oakland County District Attorney’s Office for threatening to commit violence with a firearm or explosive against a school.

The charges against these juveniles range from one-year misdemeanour to 20-year felonies. The three suspects have been returned to the Children’s Village in Oakland County pending their next court appearance.

“The safety and security of all students attending schools within White Lake Township is critical to the White Lake Township Police Department,” President Dan Keeler said in a statement. “We sincerely hope that the charges these juveniles face will serve as a deterrent to anyone considering threats to our schools in the future.”

meals employment Wheels a program Need Volunteers

The Meals on Wheels Program needs volunteers in the Commerce/Walled Lake and White Lake areas.

“We would like you to have the opportunity to be part of our team. This is to commit 1-2 hours of your time in as little or as much as your schedule allows. Once a month, once a week, temporarily or continuously. Serving meals for seniors at home. Its a very rewarding experience.”

“Your help is needed. Come and be part of our team.”

For more information, call Lucy at 810-632-2155 or email info@lwmow.org.

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