District to lose $5M if voters don’t keep operating tax going

More than $5 million in annual revenue will be lost by the Oxford school district beginning next year unless voters approve an operating millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. “It would impact every student, every family,” said Superintendent Tim Throne. “We would have to make unprecedented cuts in this district to (equal) […]

Sheriff’s Office touts satisfied customer base, fixed prices

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? That’s the issue the Oxford Village Council is currently trying to decide. Last week, council listened to presentations regarding police dispatch services from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Oxford Village Police Department (for the latter, see story “Village dispatcher center offers ‘intangibles’ […]

Village dispatch center offers ‘intangibles’ in addition to handling calls

“Intangibles.” That was the word used over and over again by representatives of the Oxford Village Police Department as they made a presentation to council last week regarding all the services currently provided by its in-house dispatch center. Council is considering the idea of contracting with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for police dispatch services […]

OHS press box vandalized again

For the second time in about a month, the press box at the Oxford High School football stadium was broken into and trashed by an unknown vandal or vandals. “It’s disappointing,” said Athletic Director Cole Andrews. “You never want this stuff to happen to your facility.” The damage was discovered Monday by Jim Rourke, the […]

Veterans group finds new home in church

North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 334 has a heavenly new home in Oxford Township. On Tuesday, post members, along with their auxiliary members, started gathering for their monthly meetings at Christ the King Church, located at 1550 W. Drahner Rd., almost 2 miles west of M-24. “Everything about it seems to fit […]

Letter carriers’ food drive Saturday

Oxford and Addison residents are encouraged to leave nonperishable food items next to their mailboxes on Saturday, May 14. That’s because the National Association of Letter Carriers will be conducting its 24th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive locally and across the country. Mail carriers from the Oxford and Lake Orion post offices, along with […]

Youth Assistance recognizes 22 kids for helping others

When the time came to improve their schools, their community and their world by helping others, 22 young people didn’t sit it out, they danced. For their efforts, Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) honored them May 4 at its annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at Oxford Middle School. It’s because of the caring attitudes and good […]

Here’s your poppy, ma’am

Last week, Addison Township resident Carl Gildner was handing out poppies and collecting donations for North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 334 at the busy intersection of Rochester and Lakeville roads in Lakeville. Gildner has been a member of the local post for three years and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. […]

Club helps kids find their inner artist

Some folks say, “You gotta have art!” Thanks to the initiative of a local mother and her children, the students at Leonard Elementary do. Almont residents Carrie Muir and her kids, Piper and Charles McFarlin, are the founders of a school art club that meets on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “We’ve been doing […]