OHS earns highest Green School status

Oxford High School recently added green to its traditional blue-and-gold color scheme thanks to its efforts to promote environmental awareness and help save the planet. Not only is OHS now an official Michigan Green School, it’s actually a Michigan Evergreen School, which is the top designation in the state. ‘You’re not saving the planet for […]

My Way

Everywhere I look local governments are facing budget deficits and struggling with decreasing property tax revenues. Officials are desperately trying to figure out where and how to cut expenditures and in some cases, if a tax increase is warranted. All this got me thinking about the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the way it’s […]

OHS presents The Odd Couple

Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy? Find out this Friday and Saturday as the Oxford High School Drama Club presents its production of Neil Simon’s classic comedic play The Odd Couple. Join senior Darren Johnston as he portrays neurotic, neat freak and commercial photographer Felix Unger while senior Danny […]

Two millages, two bonds sought for Oxford Fire Dept.

When Oxford voters go to the polls in May they will be asked to approve four tax requests to maintain and improve their fire department. Oxford Township officials Feb. 17 approved ballot language for two millage requests and two bond issues ? totalling 2.77 mills ? for the fire department to be placed on the […]

George W. writes to Leonard students

How many kids can say they’re pen pals with the Leader of the Free World? The students in teacher Marcie Bensman’s first-grade class at Leonard Elementary can make that claim. Back in November 2004 as part of a class project, Bensman’s students wrote and mailed letters to U.S. President George W. Bush giving him their […]

Oxford’s little toy tractor

By Ken Theobald and Editor C.J. Carnacchio Okay all you people who have lived in Oxford forever, let’s see a show of hands ? how many of you knew there was a toy tractor manufactured here in the early 1950s? Neither did we until Ken Theobald, of Lexington, Kentucky, contacted this newspaper last week. About […]

Heated dog house causes fire

An electrical malfunction inside a heated dog house was the apparent cause of a structure fire at 1430 Harwood Drive, off Brookfield Drive, Friday night. Oxford firefighters were called to the scene at 9:29 p.m. after a resident across Mickelson Lake spotted the burning wooden deck behind the Harwood home, according to Fire Chief Jack […]

Teacher’s career began at 40

Pam Molik is a big believer in the expression, ‘Life begins at 40.? That’s when she went back to school and obtained her teaching degree. Now after 11 years with Oxford Schools, the sixth-grade math and science teacher at Oxford Middle School was selected as one of three district nominees for the 2004-05 Oakland County […]

My Way

This may come as shock to many, but I will NOT be opposing the non-homestead tax increase being sought by the Oxford school district May 3. No, I’ve not turned into a tax-and-spend liberal or been brainwashed by the hive-like mentality of the education establishment. The simple truth is my previous opposition to this type […]

From Iraq to Oxford

U.S. Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Tracy Alexander Tuesday delivered a personal thank you to teacher Laurie Wittbold and Courtney Cooley’s third-grade classes at Lakeville Elementary. Students in both classes wrote and mailed letters to Alexander, an Oxford resident, during his six-month tour in Iraq. He shared those letters with his fellow servicemen in […]