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Dondero High School 1959 grads keep Royal Oak memories alive with donation to museum

July 26, 2017 by The Daily Tribune

The Daily TribuneDondero High School 1959 grads keep Royal Oak memories alive with donation to museum. 1959 graduates of Dondero High School in Royal Oak had a reunion last week and donated a plaque and a $1,000 check to the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum. From ...

Michigan lost many notable people in 2016

December 31, 2016 by Detroit Free Press

Berman, a prominent figure in the local and national Jewish communities, was past president of the Council of Jewish Federations of North America and co-founded the Jewish Education Service of North America. He was also a past president and chair of ...

Author of Port Huron Statement Tom Hayden dead at 76

November 4, 2016 by New Baltimore Voice Newspapers

New Baltimore Voice NewspapersTom Hayden was one of the main movers behind the radical group Students for a Democratic Society, which dominated the student left for much of the 1960s. He was the principal author of perhaps the most famous statement of a statement-filled decade, a ...

Royal Oak Dondero High School classmates of late anti-war activist Tom Hayden: He stirred the pot at a young age

October 24, 2016 by The Daily Tribune

The Daily TribuneFILE - In this Dec. 6, 1973 file photo, political activist Tom Hayden, husband of Jane Fonda, tells newsmen in Los Angeles that he believes public support was partially responsible for the decision not to send him and others of the Chicago 7 to jail ...

Tom Hayden, 1960s anti-war activist from Royal Oak and UM, dies at 76

October 24, 2016 by Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit Business11, 1939, in Royal Oak to middle-class parents. He graduated in 1957 from Dondero High School in Royal Oak and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1996. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan in 1961. Hayden, once denounced ...

Athletics is the reason Bryce is where he is today

July 13, 2016 by The Oakland Press

The Oakland PressPhoto courtesy of Wayne StateLongtime Wayne State softball coach Gary Bryce was honored at Royal Oak High School recently. By Jim Evans, jevans@MIPrepZone,com, @jimevanssports on Twitter. Posted: 07/12/16, 8:35 PM EDT | Updated: on 07/12/2016 ...

Glenn Frey Drive Paved with Memories of Eagles Legend

February 18, 2016 by

Kezlarian,now a therapist in Brentwood, CA, was among hundreds of fans and friends, city and school officials, family members and others who attended a ceremony unveiling the sign designating Glenn Frey Drive Thursday afternoon. Last week, the Royal ...

Glenn Frey Dr. in Royal Oak is memory lane for his old school friends

February 18, 2016 by The Macomb Daily

The Macomb DailyIt was in our family room on Hendrie Boulevard. I loved it.” Frey, who died last month, stayed in touch with a number of his former Dondero High School classmates over the years. The naming of Glenn Frey Drive next to his old high school --now Royal ...

Michigan town renames street for Glenn Frey

February 12, 2016 by 13abc Action News

13abc Action NewsROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit school board has approved naming a stretch of street after the late Eagles star Glenn Frey. The Detroit Free Press reports Glenn Frey Drive will run adjacent to Royal Oak Middle School - the former Dondero ...

Glenn Frey Drive gets the green light in Royal Oak

February 11, 2016 by Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressFans helped pave the way, and Glenn Frey Drive is a go. The Royal Oak School Board has approved renaming a stretch of Willis Avenue in honor of the late Eagles star, who grew up in the suburban Detroit city before scoring fame with the Eagles in the ...

Glenn Frey's musical sojourn started at his Royal Oak high school with an $18 gig

January 19, 2016 by The Oakland Press

The Oakland PressGlenn Frey at the microphone performing at a Dondero High School dance in Royal Oak in 1966. Royal Oak Historical Society photo. By Mike McConnell,, @mmcconnell01 on Twitter. Posted: 01/19/16, 4:14 PM EST | Updated: on ...

Keenan: Mr. Hartsoe's Opus: Book celebrates Dondero Pop

March 25, 2015 by The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsWhen 500 people showed up March 7 at what is now Royal Oak Middle School (Dondero High closed in 2006), many said it felt like a scene from "Back to the Future." "For one night, it was Dondero again," Wurdock said. The alums, now with silver hair and ...

Local author releases book about Dondero Pop Concerts

March 2, 2015 by The Oakland Press

The Oakland PressAuthor Peter Wurdock (left) with his former choir director, Rick Hartsoe, who led Dondero Pop Concerts from 1967 through 2006. Photo submitted by Pete Wurdock. Posted: 03/02/15, 11:04 AM EST | Updated: on 03/03/2015. # Comments. By Mary Griffin. For ...

Hall of Fame honor humbles Royal Oak inductees

September 26, 2014 by

Hometownlife.comROYAL OAK – It had been eight years since the last induction of alumni and educators into the Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame. But it wasn't for a lack of qualified candidates, rather logistics as the committee had to figure out a way to move the ...

Three Hall of Fame Teachers-and Their Influence on a Newbie

August 21, 2014 by Huffington Post

Huffington PostIt wasn't too hard to pick the first round of inductees in 1996 for my school's Hall of Fame: Glenn Frey of the Eagles; Judith Guest, the author of Ordinary People; U.S. Congressman William Broomfield, to name a few. But if you follow the school's ...

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