NOTA needs a new home

Attention local building owners and land barons ? the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) is in need of a new home to house its operations and fleet of vehicles. NOTA’s current lease at the Crossroads for Youth campus on E. Drahner Rd. expires in March 2011. Pat Fitchena, executive director of NOTA, explained Crossroads ‘needs […]

Memorial bike rally roars thru Oxford

Dowtown Oxford was a sea of red, white, blue and black leather Sunday as approximately 600 motorcycles participated in the fourth annual 9/11 Memorial Run. Co-organized by Oxford resident ‘Tattoo’Bob Howell, the event netted about $12,500, which will be split 50/50 between the New York Police and Fire Widows? and Children’s Benefit Fund and the […]

Peace is good, but sometimes war is, too

Peace is an admirable goal. It’s something humanity should strive for and, whenever possible, attain. But as we all know, there are times when peace is simply not feasible and wars must be fought for the good of all. Peace is on my mind this week because on Monday I attended the Peace Pole assembly […]

OHS girl to compete for Miss Teen Saginaw/Flint

Today, Kelly Oles is a junior at Oxford High School with a keen interest in marketing and sales. But in 10 days, she could be the reigning Miss Teen Saginaw/Flint on her way to compete in the Cities of America National Competition in Orlando, Florida. Oles, a Dryden resident, was selected last week to compete […]

My Way

I am not a happy constituent of Oxford Village, Oxford Township or the Oxford school district after the decisions (or non-decisions in some cases) made by each entity’s respective governing body last week. In the village, I have a council that voted to approve a bridge many people don’t want and this community definitely does […]

Schools up 154 students

Good news for Oxford Community Schools ? the district’s student population is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds, while those around it shrink. Based on the Sept. 29 Count Day, the number of students increased by 153.83 since last September’s count, according to Deputy Superintendent Nancy Kammer. ‘I attribute it to the fact that […]

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 […]