District to get extra $197 per student

The good news is Oxford Schools is getting more money. The bad news is it’s a one-shot deal for this year only. The really bad news is a good chunk of this extra money is going to be used to pay for retirees. The horrible news is the state still hasn’t fixed Michigan’s overall school […]

NOTA gets new home on Glaspie St.

Pack up the boxes and crank up the buses because the North Oakland Transportation Authority is moving about a mile to the west. Last week, the NOTA board of directors voted to move its operations from the Crossroads for Youth campus at 930 E. Drahner Rd. to a 2,000-square-foot space it’s going to lease at […]

Family founds foundation to fight disease

It’s the sentence every parent fears hearing and every doctor dreads saying ? ‘I’m sorry, but I’m afraid there’s something wrong with your baby.? Once it’s uttered, nothing is ever the same again. Rob and Sarah Murray, who graduated from Oxford High School in 1998 and 1997 respectively, know all too well what it’s like […]

Construction begins on new McDonald’s

Those driving along M-24 through Oxford will see something they haven’t seen for quite a while around here ? the sight of a new building being constructed. Ground was broken last week on a brand new 4,362-square-foot McDonald’s restaurant, complete with side-by-side drive-throughs, so two vehicles can simultaneously place orders. The restaurant is being constructed […]

Class of ?45 reunites including Oxford’s first homecoming king

For today’s high school students, World War II is something they learn about in history class. But for Oxford High School’s Class of 1945, the war against the Axis powers fell under the category of current events. On Saturday night, 13 members of that class gathered for an intimate reunion at the Knights of Columbus […]

Mixed reactions to bill targeting China’s money manipulation

The U.S. House of Representatives vote last week to get tough with China in terms of its unfair trading practices was met with mixed reactions by some local manufacturers. ‘It’s a tiny step in the right direction,? said Bob Warnke, owner and president of Warnke Tool (3287 Metamora Rd.) in Oxford Township. ‘The penalty for […]

My Way

As I stood on the west side of N. Oxford Road Friday waiting to photograph the Homecoming Parade, I witnessed something that really upset me. I saw about 10 or 12 children playing atop a massive pile of rock and dirt. And I saw their parents allowing them to do it. It bothered me for […]

Police chase ends in Oxford

A police chase that began in Keego Harbor ended on the front lawn of 841 Glaspie Road, between W. Drahner and Oakdell roads in Oxford Township Tuesday morning. A 49-year-old Davisburg man is in custody at the Oakland County Jail and facing possible charges of felonious assault and fleeing police. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

Council approves pedestrian bridge over M-24

By a narrow 3-2 margin, the Oxford Village Council Aug. 24 approved plans for a pedestrian bridge over M-24 to connect the western and eastern portions of the 12.2-mile Polly Ann Trail. The plans call for an 1800s railroad-style, double-arched, prefabricated, 100-foot, steel truss bridge for walkers, hikers, and bicyclists to be located on M-24, […]

Wanted: More Boosters

The new president of the Oxford Wildcat Booster Club is on a mission to expand the group’s membership and volunteer base. ‘My intent is to get as many people signed up as I possibly can,? said Lindsey Burton, who was elected the Booster Club’s president in June. But first Burton, whom many may remember as […]