Goodbye

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 […]

Alleged mortgage scam artist faces felony charges

A 35-year-old Sterling Heights man who allegedly conned an Addison resident out of just under $16,000 as part of a home loan modification scam was bound over Monday to Oakland County Circuit Court. Louay Adeeb Haddad (who also goes by the name Loui Joseph Haddad) is facing four counts of larceny by conversion from $1,000 […]

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 […]