Art students’ Christmas tree nets $1,500-plus for charity

A Christmas tree designed by two Oxford teachers and decorated by Oxford High School’s advanced art students recently netted more than $1,500 for charity at the 20th annual Festival of Trees Nov. 21-28. Proceeds from the fund-raising event held at Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. Convention and Event Center benefitted Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Evergreen Endowment […]

My Way

I don’t relish the coming of 2005. In fact, I dread it. To many, the new year holds the prospect and promise of positive changes ? losing weight, spending more wisely, finding a new job, being kinder to others, etc. For me, 2005 holds the promise, no, make that the threat of an absolute holocaust […]

Quarter Wars at OMS raise $536 for needy family

A quarter may not seem like a lot of money, but to a family in need during the holiday season, it can mean a hot meal and presents under the Christmas tree. Oxford Middle School students participated in ‘Quarter Wars? Dec. 1 -3 raising $536 to adopt a needy family this Christmas through Lighthouse of […]

Field trip through time

Ninth-graders in Oxford High School’s American Studies classes Friday visited the war museum at American Legion Post 108. Established in 1994, the museum features 165 military uniforms and other assorted artifacts ranging from Civil War-era to Desert Storm, all donated by Oxford and Orion veterans and their families. American uniforms from all branches of the […]

Blood Brothers

Oxford High School’s National Honor Society hosted a blood drive Friday that collected 102 pints of liquid life for the American Red Cross. The club’s goal was to net 85 pints. A total of 118 students and staff donated or attempted to donate blood during the drive.

Police millage: Twp. gives voters options

When Oxford Township voters trek to the polls in November, they’ll be asked to decide the fate of two police taxes ? a straight 2.9152-mill renewal and a 0.75-mill increase. ‘We don’t want to raise taxes period,? explained township Supervisor Bill Dunn. ‘That’s why we’re giving people the option.? Township officials last week voted 4-3 […]

Precautions taken, reward offered in light of fake bomb threat at OHS

Even though it turned out to be a fake, officials took numerous precautions last week after a bomb threat was found at Oxford High School. The written threat was ‘considered to be low level,? according to information provided by Principal Mike Schweig. The message indicated the school would be blown up on June 17. Deputies […]

OMS yearbook earns national honor

Hang on to this year’s Oxford Middle School yearbook because it’s going to be a collector’s item. The student-produced 2010 publication was inducted into the Walsworth Publishing Company’s national Gallery of Excellence. ‘I’m so extremely proud of the kids,? said OMS Yearbook Adviser Stacy Blaskowski. ‘This was something that we set out to accomplish this […]

Marvin Acheson: Quiet, caring, hard worker

In a world that’s too often dominated by the loud, the lazy and the selfish, Marvin Keith Acheson toiled for his family on a daily basis and lived a quiet, humble life that was an example to all who knew him. ‘When he was born, I think they broke the mold,? said Shirley Acheson, his […]

Committee looks to regulate, not prohibit med. marijuana dispensaries

It appears businesses selling medical marijuana could face strict regulation, but not prohibition in Oxford Township. However, it’s still very early in the process and nothing’s been officially decided by either the planning commission or township board. ‘We have come to a consensus that we’re going to find a type of zoning district that it […]