Sutherby celebrates 100 years with 200 cookies

Mary Sue Sutherby, a longtime resident of the Village of Leonard, received a sweet treat to celebrate her 100th birthday on Nov. 14. Four employees of Oxford Community Schools’ Food Service Department brought 200 cookies to Sutherby, who now lives at McLaren Oakland’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Orion. They did this because Sutherby […]

Scout takes his place among Eagles

Earning the Eagle rank is the culmination of a Boy Scout’s career, the product of years of hard work, education, dedication and sacrifice. But Nicholas Cejka doesn’t view it as “just another achievement” or the end of his journey. “It’s a challenge to live up to scouting’s highest standards in every aspect of your life […]

OXFD hires hometown boy

Oxford’s newest firefighter is no stranger to Wildcat country. He was born and raised here. Last week, the township board voted 5-0 to hire Richard Dovorak as a full-time firefighter/paramedic. His first day will be Nov. 27 and starting wage will be $17.85 per hour. “It feels amazing. I can’t wait to start,” said Dovorak, […]

Township renews assistant fire chief’s contract

Dave Creech will continue serving as Oxford’s assistant fire chief as the township board last week voted 5-0 to approve a new two-year contract for him that’s effective from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2020. Under it, Creech’s salary will increase from $60,900 to $64,000, which represents a 5 percent hike. On top of […]

Council OKs special use to allow tap room

Thanks to the Oxford Village Council, a new microbrewery that’s coming to town will have a dedicated space for thirsty patrons to savor some suds. Last week, council voted 2-1 to grant special land use approval for One Drop Brewing Co. to operate a tasting room, or tap room, where folks can purchase and imbibe […]

OXFD gets new EMS coordinator

Another Oxford firefighter climbed the department ladder last week. In a 5-0 vote by the township board, Sarah Racer was promoted to lieutenant EMS coordinator effective Nov. 27. Racer’s starting hourly wage will be $35.19. On Jan. 1, it will increase to $38.48 per hour. She joined the department as a paid-on-call firefighter in July […]

Township adopts solicitor ordinance

Beginning Dec. 21, peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants looking to make a few sales in Oxford Township will be subject to the two Rs – registration and regulation. Last week, the township board voted 5-0 to adopt an ordinance amendment that would allow these types of salespeople to conduct their business as long as they […]

Senior hands make fuzzy blankets to warm hearts

On Saturday afternoon, the senior residents of Independence Village of Waterstone put the finishing touches on 117 no-sew fleece blankets for Project Linus. They began making the blankets in September. Based in Belton, Missouri, Project Linus collects new, handmade, washable blankets and afghans for children, ranging from newborns to teenagers, who are seriously ill, traumatized […]

Tell us your story, sir

Tell us your story, sir

Vietnam veteran James Hubbard, of Orion Twp., chats with Leonard Elementary fifth-graders Landon Miner (left) and Wesley Pratt during the school’s Veterans Day celebration held Nov. 9. For the story, see Page 7. For more photos, see Page 24. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. For an issue full of veteran-centric content, pick up a copy of […]

Oh, no, early snow!

Oxford and Addison residents got their first taste of the coming winter season when they awoke to falling snow Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service, a trained spotter in Lake Orion measured 3.5 inches of snow by 11 a.m. Debbie Mitrovski and her granddaughter, second-grader Tatijana Jovcevski, are pictured trudging through the white […]