Twp. looks into repairing crumbling mausoleum

A piece of Oxford history is crumbling and the township board wants to find out what it would take to fix it. The township’s cemetery committee is seeking bids from structural engineers to examine the 116-year-old mausoleum, located on the north side of W. Burdick St., to determine what’s wrong with it, how to best […]

DECA wins big at state competition

Oxford High School’s DECA students were big winners at the state competition in Dearborn March 11-13. Of the 43 Oxford DECA students who entered, 25 were named finalists in the international competition in Anaheim, California April 27 through May 1. OHS had the largest number of winners of any school in the written portion of […]

OES/DA donate $13,829 to Salvation Army

It was a day of big checks and even bigger hearts as students from Daniel Axford Elementary and Oxford Elementary presented checks totalling $13,829.73 to The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. The money will be used to help build at least 1,000 brand new homes in the tsunami-devastated region of Galle, Sri Lanka. The reconstruction […]

My Way

I was very flattered last week when I received a letter inviting me to join a ‘steering committee of key community leaders? to help formulate a funding plan to build a new public library in Addison Township. ‘It is our hope that you would be willing to join with a handful of other community members […]

OES takes a walk on the ‘Wilder’ side

Traverse City resident Tim Smith, author/illustrator of the popular ‘Buck Wilder? book series, visited Oxford Elementary School last week as part of ‘March is Reading Month.? Dressed in outdoor-wear for Smith’s visit are (from left) students Jordyn Hillary, Hannah Green, Alexis Green, Britni Tarr and Jenna Bertapelle.

Grapplers give it their best at state tournament

They fought hard against some of the best wrestlers in Michigan, but unfortunately Oxford’s three grapplers didn’t place in the MHSAA State Wrestling Finals held last week at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Kyle Oliver (215), Kyle Nieporte (152) and Nick Murrary (171) gave it their all at the individual competitions, according to Coach Paul […]

Going to the mat

Nineteen members of the Oxford Youth Wrestling Club participated in the Mid-Michigan Wrestling Association’s state finals held March 13 at Oxford High School. More than 600 young grapplers from 80 teams around the state participated in the finals. Of the 19 wrestlers from Oxford, seven earned places in their age various groups and weight classes. […]

Council ponders budget cuts, potential tax hike

Like every other municipality in the state, the Village of Oxford is facing some extremely difficult budgetary issues as officials wrestle with how to combat declining revenues. ‘These are really tough decisions,? said village President Teri Stiles. ‘We have had some serious revenue cuts and we’re all going to feel it one way or the […]

Local horse honored as miracle pet

A very special horse being boarded at an Oxford farm was honored Saturday for surviving and thriving following a brush with death. The 9-year-old Oldenburg horse’s show name is ‘Serendipity,? while her farm name is ‘NV.? But judging by her story, she should be called Miracle. She was honored during the Michigan State University College […]

Household going solar to save money, planet

The energy output of a 1 kilowatt solar energy unit is roughly equal to the burning of 170 pounds of coal. Jim Brzezinski’s planning to harness some of that unlimited energy to fuel his Oxford Township home and live a greener life-style for the sake of his two small children. ‘Somebody’s got to take the […]