Condition of village roads a concern at budget hearing

Only one resident spoke during last week’s public hearing regarding Oxford Village’s proposed 2018-19 budget, but her message was quite clear. Rose Bejma, who worked for the village for 30 years and served on council from 2014-16, wants to see some money spent on improving the municipality’s deteriorating roads. She told council that residents are […]

Council OKs raises for cops, assistant mgr.

Come July 1, some non-union Oxford Village employees will receive pay raises, but officials didn’t arrive at that decision without some spirited debate. Last week, council voted 3-1 to raise the wages of its part-time police officers and Assistant Village Manager Drew Benson from $17 to $18 per hour. None of the council members had […]

OHS auto students place at state MITES competition

Two students from Oxford High School’s automotive technology program shined in a state competition that puts their brains and hands to the test. Seniors Kyle Kalbfleisch and Austin Hunter did well at the May 4 Automotive Advanced Service Technology competition conducted by the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society. It was held on Oakland Community […]

Village trash bills going up a dime

One thin dime. That’s the amount by which the garbage bill is increasing for the 1,087 residential customers in Oxford Village. Last week, council voted 4-0 to tack on a 10-cent administration fee, which means customers will now pay $10.60 per month for rubbish and recycling services provided by Green for Life (GFL) Environmental, Inc. […]

Twp. OKs grant application for walking/biking audit of M-24

Oxford Township gave the green light to Treasurer Joe Ferrari last week to apply for a grant to fund a walking/biking audit of M-24 in the hopes of using the results to expand the community’s safety path network. “I think it’s a win-win for everybody,” said Ferrari, who chairs the township’s safety path committee. The […]

Nice new cross!

Metamora Township resident Bob Mattila helped affix a new cross to the front of the Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) last week. The fiberglass cross is 12 feet high and 7½ feet wide. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Spring carnival at OHS

Oxford High students took a much-needed break from their normal routines May 9 to enjoy the school’s annual Spring Carnival. The students played all sorts of fun games, enjoyed hot dogs straight from the grill and grooved to some fantastic live music.  

Food drive nets nearly 59K pounds

A total of 58,828 pounds of food was collected Saturday for Oxford-Orion FISH during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Carriers from the Oxford Post Office collected 28,220 pounds of canned goods and other nonperishable food items, while the carriers at the Lake Orion Post Office brought […]

Don’t forget to leave some food by your mailbox

Don’t forget to leave some food by your mailbox

Oxford-Orion FISH Vice President Julie Howald (left) and Vicky Haist, food drive coordinator for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 320, are encouraging residents to participate in the 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12 by leaving canned goods and other non-perishable food items by their mailboxes. The plaques […]