New parks/rec. office open for biz at Seymour Lake

Folks looking to register for programs through the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department needn’t bother going to the village municipal complex on W. Burdick St. anymore. Nobody’s home. After 15 years of leasing space from the village, the department’s offices are now located inside Seymour Lake Township Park, just east of the park entrance. […]

Tennis time!

Grab your rackets and head over to Seymour Lake Twp. Park because the tennis courts are now open. As part of the $2 million bond issue approved by Oxford voters in November 2016, the park’s old, deteriorating courts, installed in 1982, were torn out and replaced. “They were well past their time,” said Parks/Rec. Director […]

Budding soap mogul invited to speak at conference

For such a young man, Spencer Kelly is certainly accomplishing a lot in life. Last year, the Oxford Virtual Academy/homeschooled student unleashed his entrepreneurial spirit and founded his own business. This year, Spencer, an Orion Township resident, will be a panelist and exhibitor at the US Autism & Asperger Association’s (USAAA) 12th Annual World Conference […]

Council OKs lease for interim manager

These days, it’s possible to lease anything – houses, vehicles, appliances, even village managers. Last week, the Oxford Village Council voted 4-0 to approve an agreement with the Illinois-based GovTempsUSA for Evan K. Teich to serve as interim village manager from Aug. 2 through Nov. 3. Councilman Tom Kennis was absent. This agreement may be […]

Pearson would be a tough act to follow

Anyone who reads my column knows that, in general, I’m not a big fan of government. But there are certain organizations and individuals at the local level that I sincerely believe do a good job and truly care about the community. From time to time, I like to point them out. This week, I’d like […]

Day-O! Day-O! Hey, where did the Day-O go?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking all or part of the sun. Eclipses occur because although the sun is 400 times wider than the moon, the star is also 400 times farther away, so to observers, they appear to be the same size in the sky, according […]

Pure small town fun

The great thing about the Lone Ranger Parade is how it brings together people of all ages for some good, old-fashioned family fun in a small town atmosphere.