Volunteers needed for Leonard mill work day April 23

How does a small community with a very limited budget go about preserving and repurposing a historic landmark? Volunteers, volunteers and more volunteers. That’s what’s needed in the Village of Leonard as the community prepares for another season of work on its old mill. A work day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from […]

Skip the theater, go to dinner with the Lincolns instead

Get ready to party like it’s 1863 because the president and his wife are coming to town this summer. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln will be the guests of honor at a special dinner on Friday, Aug. 5 at the Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Orion Township. Doors open […]

They gave at the Legion

Oxford’s American Legion Post 108 hosted yet another successful blood drive on Friday, May 7. Judy Ingles, who organizes the blood drives with her husband of 44 years, Gerald, reported a total of 41 pints of liquid life was collected. Forty-five people registered to give blood in this drive, according to Ingles. ‘I try to […]

Council interviews four for vacancy

A retired doctor, a downtown business owner, a public safety officer and an individual who helps meet the needs of military veterans. That was the pool of applicants for the vacant seat on the Oxford Village Council. Dr. Theodore Walton, Susan Oles, Erik Dolan and Kathleen Logan were interviewed for the position during a special […]

Less than a week left to file for twp. offices

Folks contemplating a political career at the local level have less than a week left to file the necessary paperwork to run for township office and appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. Candidates for the Addison and Oxford township boards must have their nominating petitions and affidavits of identity filed by 4 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Suspect surveillance leads to burglary bust

There are a few things burglars generally try to avoid in their line of work. Guard dogs. Security alarms. Armed homeowners. But there was one thing a 25-year-old Oxford man accused of robbing a home in Orion Township on April 6 wasn’t expecting – the police were watching him. Robert Vaughn Lentz was arraigned last […]

Picklo named ‘Star Student Rider’ at Banbury Cross

A little guy is about to receive a big honor from the Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Metamora Township. Jackson Picklo, 5, of Rochester Hills, has been named this year’s Star Student Rider after only being there for about a year. “Jackson is just always thrilled to be here,” said Banbury Cross Executive Director […]

Lutheran monks need funds to finish building

ADDISON TWP. – North America’s only Lutheran monastery is in the process of expanding its facilities, but it’s in need of some financial assistance to finish the job. St. Augustine’s House, located at 3316 Drahner Rd. between Barr and Hosner roads, is in the process of constructing a two-level building containing approximately 9,000 square feet […]

April is Civitan Awareness Month

The Oxford Village Council recently approved a special resolution making April ‘Civitan Awareness Month? in the community. Oxford Village President Renee Donovan (left), herself a member of Civitan, presented the resolution to Tracy Miller (center), president of the Great Oaks Civitan Club, and Oxford resident Merle Smith, a member of the Pontiac Civitan Club.

Wet road, speed cause rollover on Ray Rd.

Wet road conditions combined with speed caused a rollover accident Tuesday afternoon on Ray Road between M-24 and N. Oxford Rd. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s report, a 35-year-old Oxford woman was eastbound in her 2001 Chevy minivan when she “lost control of her vehicle and struck the embankment” on the north side of […]