Dymond, Wysocki names most outstanding athletes in senior class

They bled blue and gold everywhere they competed, respecting all and fearing none. They were always fierce competitors determined to win, but they never let their desire to come out on top take precedence over academics and sportsmanship. Some days, they experienced the thrill of victory. Others, they suffered through the agony of defeat. But […]

Auto students do well at MITES competition

Four of Oxford High School’s automotive students proved they’re very good under the hood by bringing home awards and scholarships from a state competition. Sophomores Kyle Kalbfleisch and Austin Hunter, along with seniors Cody Blanchard and Eric Johnson, earned a combined nine awards May 13 in the automotive competition held as part of the 88th […]

Lots of concerns, questions about high-density housing project

OXFORD VILLAGE – A litany of concerns were expressed by both officials and residents regarding a proposed 76-unit multiple-family housing development at 98 S. Glaspie St., but the bulk of the criticism centered around one word – density. “I think you’re trying to put 10 pounds of something in a 5-pound bag,” said village Planning […]

Leonard mill project secures $2K for picnic tables, planters, renovations

Leonard Village’s historic mill just got a boost from the Home Depot Foundation. A $2,000 grant was awarded to the municipality to aid its ongoing efforts to preserve the 19th-century mill and transform the 0.28-acre parcel on which it sits into a public park. “We’re very happy,” said village President Mike McDonald. “It was a […]

Vandals are scum

Note: Most of the following thoughts were expressed in a previous column from 2013, but given the circumstances, I thought it appropriate to reprint them. Why reinvent the wheel, right? Nothing upsets me more than when tax dollars are wasted. It’s bad enough when government officials do it. It really bothers me when people do […]

Dywasuk running for supervisor

The decision is in ? Jerry Dywasuk, Jr. will challenge incumbent Bill Dunn in the Aug. 3 Republican primary for the position of Oxford Township supervisor. Dywasuk, who’s currently serving as a township trustee and is the son of Orion Supervisor Jerry Dywasuk, Sr., had filed nominating petitions May 10 for both trustee and supervisor. […]

Planning commission wants to stick with 7 members

Oxford Village’s planning commission wants to stick with a lucky number. Last week, commissioners voted 4-0 to recommend the village council keep it a seven-member board as opposed to reducing it to five. “I have very strong feelings on this,” said Commissioner Maureen Helmuth, who also serves on the village council. “I think the more […]

Thank you Oxford firefighters

A Rochester man who survived a head-on collision with another vehicle in February had only two words for the Oxford Fire Department ? ‘Thank you.? ‘I don’t believe I would be in the condition I am today if (the firefighters) hadn’t been as efficient as they were,? said accident survivor Luke Fleer, who stopped by […]

‘Strong suspect? found in string of burglaries

It appears the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has determined the individual responsible for a rash of home invasions in the Clear Lake subdivision. Since May 5, four homes have burglarized five times on Gill, Keith and Lakesview streets. The last one took place Monday, May 17 on Keith St. Detective Ken Alderman said he has […]