Message Center gets new look

Last week, an Oxford landmark completely disappeared and some folks wondered what happened to it. The Message Center billboard, located on the east side of M-24 just south of Drahner Rd., was totally blank for a while, but not because the owner’s getting rid of it. He was simply in the process of changing its […]

Kids on patrol?

Move over Ponch and John, here comes Matthew (left) and Samantha Wilson. The 2 and 3-year-old brother-sister team from Oxford climbed aboard an Oakland County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle during the ?1st Annual Rough Tough Truck Night? at Seymour Lake Park Friday. Sponsored by Oxford Township Parks and Recreation, the event gave kids (and adults) the […]

Outdoor water use restricted in township

Oxford Township water customers are being told to restrict their outdoor water usage until further notice. The manadatory restriction began Thursday, June 10 following the township board’s vote to impose it the day before at the request of the Oakland County Drain Commission and the township engineer. All customers served by the township water system […]

Angels for Angela

‘I had noticed this mole before, but didn’t think anything of it until it started itching. It didn’t look right and I remember thinking I should do something, but I kind of blew it off.? ‘I didn’t have it my whole life. I knew I’d had it for at least a year.? Then one day […]

Kitty starts fire in mobile home

Be kind to your pets or they just may set your house on fire. Case in point ? At 1:31 p.m. Friday, June 11 Oxford firefighters were dispatched to 458 Kirkwood (inside the Parkhurst Estates mobile home park) to extinguish a fire started by a pet cat. According to Fire Chief Jack LeRoy, it all […]


Oxford Elementary lost a combined 64 years worth of experience Friday with the retirements of Adelle Lund, Kathie Schafnitz and Linda Lamphere. ‘I know I remember laughing a lot and that’s what’s most important,? said Lund of her 17-year teaching career, which has been divided between Daniel Axford and Oxford elementaries. Prior to taking a […]

Introducing Joe Young…

Had Joe Young made the cut on the Central Michigan University baseball team, he might have had a career in major league baseball instead of local government. ‘I wanted to play for the (Detroit) Tigers,? said Young, who began his job as the new Oxford Village manager Monday. But despite the strong pitching arm he […]

Oxford combats West Nile Virus

Oxford Township and Village are taking action to combat the West Nile Virus this summer. The township has contracted the services of the Fenton-based Advanced Pest Management, which has more than 18 years experience conducting municipal pest control programs. The $24,200 contract calls for the weekly spraying of an ‘adulticide? (designed to kill adult mosquitoes) […]

Trail looking for new mgr.

A new manager for the Polly Ann Trail is being sought following the resignation of Troy Farwell last week. ‘I love the trail. It’s been a friend,? he said. ‘It’s just time for me to go.? The PAT Management Council voted to accept Farwell’s resignation as of Dec. 31. Part of the reason for his […]

Fire destroys Sand Bar garage, multiple vehicles

An early morning fire destroyed a detached garage and all the vehicles inside it at 3920 Sand Bar Ct. in Oxford Township. The blaze occurred around 4:20 a.m. Sunday, north of Stanton Rd. and east of Baldwin Rd. ‘They heard a boom or a pop, looked out the window and saw the flames,? said Fire […]