Imagineers exemplify creativity, teamwork

What do you get when you combine the boundless imagination of a child with the scientific principles of engineering? An imagineer, of course. Three teams of fifth-graders from Oxford Elementary School participated in the 8th annual Imagineers competition held Saturday at Summit Place Mall in Pontiac. Sponsored by the Construction Specifications Institute (an organization of […]

FISH food pantry under new management

A changing of the guard concerning Oxford/Orion FISH is due to take place at the end of this month. Valarie Cass, who’s been the nonprofit group’s pantry coordinator for the last six years, is stepping down and handing the job over to Sandy Klersy and Kelly Fuller. ‘It’s a huge undertaking,? said Klersy, a 45-year-old […]

A lesson in Oxford history

Daniel Axford second-graders got a local blast from the past last week as they toured the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum in downtown Oxford. The kids learned about Oxford’s history as the ‘Gravel Capital of the World? and as the home of Brace Beemer, the radio actor who played the Lone Ranger. They also learned about […]

End of the line for bus drivers?

Now that custodial services have been privatized, Oxford Schools is looking to outsource its busing as well. On April 30, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) were sent to five companies, headquartered both in and out of state, that provide student transportation services, according to Tim Loock, assistant superintendent of business and operations. ‘Districts all over the […]

Public tells council no tax hike

Members of the public filled the Oxford Village Council chambers Tuesday night and although only a few spoke, the message was quite clear ? they don’t want a tax increase. ‘Any increase is just totally unacceptable; this council should be looking at a reduction,? said Jan Drogosch, a village resident and former council member. ‘Absolutely, […]

Starbucks closing, space for lease

Java lovers will have to find their daily caffeine fix somewhere else in Oxford because Starbucks Coffee is closing. It appears the rumors are true that the Seattle, Washington-based coffeehouse chain is leaving its home of 11 years in the Oxford Professional Center located at 51 S. Washington St. A visit to the Monaghan & […]

Fish local streams with an expert

Bumper sticker wisdom holds that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work. But when you earn a living by fishing, as Jason Davis does, every single day is a good day, regardless of how they’re biting. The 33-year-old Oxford resident is the owner and operator of The Downstream Drift […]

Fixing cars, breaking tradition

As if being a teenage girl wasn’t tough enough these days, imagine being one in a class filled with boys studying a field that’s typically controlled by men. That’s an awful lot of testosterone to deal with, but Oxford High School junior Joselyne Villagomez handles it well and even excels in her auto collision repair […]

Future accountant makes top 10 in nation

Deciphering the language of numbers is certainly no mystery to Brittany Brady. In fact, when it comes to computerized accounting, the Oxford High School senior is tops in the nation. Over the weekend, Brady placed in the top 10 at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2010 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. ‘It hasn’t […]

Students off to learn how govt. works this summer

Today, they’re bright, eager high school students, but tomorrow they could be our political leaders making policy decisions in Lansing and Washington D.C. A highly-motivated group of six Oxford High School students have been selected to participate in three summer programs designed to educate them about public service, promote good citizenship and prepare them to […]