Jan. 17 hearing for southeast quad property owners, businesses

If you own property or a business located in downtown Oxford’s southeast parking quadrant, you’ll want to attend a public hearing set for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 in the village council chambers at 22 W. Burdick St. The topic ? a proposed special assessment on 18 downtown properties to help finance the renovation and […]

My Way

I know I’m going to take some heat over this column, but that’s okay, I’m used to controversy. There’s something that’s been on my mind for the last few years and with February 2 just around the corner, it seemed like an opportune time to pen this rant. Alright, here it is in a nutshell […]

Cemetery Auxiliary celebrating 100 years

The unsung heroes of the Lakeville Cemetery are celebrating their group’s 100th birthday and the public is invited to attend the party. On Saturday, June 12, the Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary Society is hosting an open house at the historic Milmine Hall in Lakeville from 1-4 p.m. The purpose is to celebrate the society’s century-long efforts […]

From banker to priest

It seems like everybody’s making career changes these days, mostly for economic reasons. But after almost 20 years in banking, John Dumas made the switch to Catholic priest for spiritual reasons. ‘I honestly enjoyed the work that I was doing,? said the 1980 Oxford High School graduate. ‘But I was never entirely happy doing that. […]

Blankets to keep history, festival alive

When the nights turn chilly, wouldn’t it be nice to have a piece of local history to snuggle under for warmth? The Leonard Summer Festival Committee is offering people the opportunity to do just that by selling a special blanket that hasn’t been available to the public for 18 years. Log on to www.strawberryfest.net to […]

Two bids submitted for bus services

Two private companies submitted bids in the hopes of winning a contract to provide transportation services for Oxford Community Schools. However, the prices they quoted the district and the specific details contained within their proposals were not provided to this newspaper after a verbal request. According to Tim Loock, assistant superintendent of business and operations, […]

Teacher concessions save district $500K

The vote was an absolute landslide and the message was clear ? Oxford teachers are ready to sacrifice for good of their students. On Monday, members of the district’s teachers? union, the Oxford Education Association (OEA), voted overwhelmingly to open their contract and give concessions that will save the schools approximately $500,000. ‘Keeping kids first […]

Young man’s life ended by drug abuse

A 20-year-old man’s life ended Monday morning after a night of illegal drug use led to an apparent overdose at his grandmother’s home in Oxford Township. Warren Stanley Borsuk was found dead by his girlfriend around 9:30 a.m Monday following a night of drug use involving heroin and crack cocaine at his 78-year-old grandmother’s house […]

Safety paths clear for kids

An agreement for snow removal on safety paths leading to Oxford Schools was secured by the township board Dec. 22, but some officials aren’t happy the school district refuses to contribute any funding. Township officials voted 6-0 to award a one-year snow removal contract to the Ortonville-based Northern Pines Lawn & Lanscaping for $400 per […]

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