OES students urge loved ones, community to quit smoking

“I’m doing this project because I don’t want to lose you.” That was part of Oxford Elementary School fifth-grader Emma Robinson’s heartfelt letter to the people in her family who smoke cigarettes. She and fellow fifth-graders Ava Vogler and Carly DeTone are working hard to warn their loved ones and their community about the diseases […]

Addison adding deputy to midnight shift

Addison Township’s police force is about to get a little bigger. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to amend its 2016 law enforcement services agreement with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Modifications include adding a no-fill deputy to the substation and changing one of its existing deputies to no-fill status. No-fill means the sheriff’s […]

18 running for twp. seats in Oxford, Addison

Eighteen candidates filed to run for 14 township board seats in Oxford and Addison prior to last week’s expiration of the deadline to appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. In Oxford, Bill Dunn is running for supervisor, Curtis Wright for clerk and Joe Ferrari for treasurer. All are incumbents and all are running unopposed. […]

Capital millage renewal to appear on Aug. 2 ballot

Addison Township officials last week voted 7-0 to place a fire millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. Voters will be asked to approve an eight-year, 0.75-mill property tax to support the fire department’s capital improvement fund. This contains money set aside for everything from purchasing new vehicles and equipment to constructing new stations, […]

Flag retirement ceremony at Post 108

A flag retirement ceremony will occur at Oxford American Legion Post 108 on Saturday, April 30. It will commence at 10 a.m. and continue until all the flags are retired. The public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone who has American or Michigan flags in need of proper retirement due to poor […]

Eagle Scout seeking trustee seat

He’s not old enough to buy beer or rent a car, but Jacob Newby does have enough years under his belt to try his hand at local politics. The 18-year-old is one of seven candidates to file for four trustee seats on the Addison Township Board. He’s running as a Republican and will appear on […]

No drugs, no arrests during routine sweep at OHS

No illegal drugs were found and no arrests were made during a routine sweep of Oxford High School on April 20. Twelve dogs from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Canine Unit went through the building and parking lots. “They confiscated e-cigarette [electronic cigarette] devices and the dogs sniffed out a couple vehicles that had residue (from […]

Whoa! Those Wildcats are fast!

On Saturday, Oxford High School hosted the 54th Annual Elmer Ball Track and Field Invitational. Oxford Head Coach Matt Johnson said it was the largest invitational in the “history of the event.” Twenty-nine teams were represented. “The Oxford Invite was a boys-only event until the middle of the 1990s and (it) has continued to grow […]

Save tax money, not government jobs

It’s not government’s responsibility to employ people. Granted, government needs employees to carry out its basic functions and provide services to citizens. But it does not exist to create and provide publicly-funded jobs. And the jobs government does provide are by no means sacred. When the time comes to cut, consolidate or contract out for […]