The King and I

The King of Rock ‘n? Roll is dead, but his memory lives on in Lauren Jacobsen’s basement. Outside of Graceland, the 27-year-old Oxford resident has probably one of the largest collections of Elvis Presley memorabilia around. Jacobsen has shelves upon shelves upon shelves of Elvis memorabilia, ranging from mass-produced souvenirs to one-of-a-kind items. ‘My collection […]

Dad, can I have the keys to the plane?

For most teenagers, the most exciting accomplishment of their high school years is obtaining the coveted driver’s license, so they can hit the open road. But for Addison resident Calvin Vaughn, his most thrilling feat was earning his pilot’s license last month, so he can soar off into the wild blue yonder. ‘It’s something cool […]

A truly grand opening

When it comes to the fast food game, there are more choices now than there’s ever been. But judging by the reception Oxford gave it, McDonald’s is still the undisputed king of the hamburger business. On Dec. 17, Oxford’s new McDonald’s restaurant officially opened for business with so much fanfare one would have thought a […]

85 OHS senior athletes honored

Eighty-five Oxford High School students were honored June 3 at the 2003-04 Senior Athletes Dinner held at the Boulder Pointe Conference Center and sponsored by the Oxford Wildcat Booster Club. ‘For the past 30 years the seniors of Oxford High School have been recognized for their efforts participating in sports while continuing to achieve academic […]

Fire at Parkhurst Estates

A double-wide mobile home inside Parkhurst Estates caught fire Monday morning due to what appears to have been an overloaded electrical outlet, according to Oxford Fire Chief Jack LeRoy. Oxford firefighters were dispatched to 426 Worthington Drive (inside the mobile home park) at 8:03 a.m. to extinguish a structure fire. When they arrived, fire personnel […]

Young inventor does it again!

Chandler Macocha has done it again! The Oxford Middle School eighth-grader and budding boy genius created yet another invention which has earned him more fame and fortune. It’s called ‘The Roofer’s Dream? and the innovative shingle remover recently earned Macocha a regional second place finish in the sixth-through-eighth-grade category of the 2004 Sears Craftsman/National Science […]

Landscaping, lighting, fencing for water treatment plant selected

Oxford Township officials May 25 settled the landscaping, lighting and fencing issues surrounding the proposed water treatment plant to be located on Queens Drive in the Oxford Woods subdivision. The board voted to place ‘angled wrought iron fencing? topped with points, similar to that used cemeteries, around the facility property. Along the back of the […]

Village hires new manager

Starting Monday, June 14, the Village of Oxford will have a new manager on the job and his name is Kervin Joseph Young. ‘I feel that Mr. Young would be a valuable asset to this village,? said Councilman Steve Allen. ‘He has a knowledge base that stretches beyond what your ordinary, run-of-the-mill village manager candidate […]

Oxford man charged with 2nd-degree home invasion

An 18-year-old Oxford man was arraigned Friday on one count of second-degree home invasion in the Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court. Chadwick Adam Cartner stood mute before Judge Nancy Carniak. He’s currently being held in the Oakland County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Cartner stands accused of the May 11 burglary of 986 […]

My Way

Well, it’s June and the local campaign season is well underway. Candidates have already started going door-to-door making their case as to why they should be elected or re-elected. Soon front yards and intersections will be sprouting campaign signs and mailboxes will be full of campaign literature. Since things are rolling along, I’ve decided to […]