Look out, world! Here comes 341 Wildcats!

Countless legends of the music industry have performed on this famous stage for 44 years, but last week, it was the Class of 2016 that rocked the house. Oxford High School launched 341 graduates into the world following the May 26 commencement ceremony held at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Independence Township. Superintendent Tim […]

Line, Rayner to coach in celebrity b-ball game

Everyone knows Zach Line and Dave Rayner are local legends on the gridiron, but can these Wildcat Hall of Famers coach a ragtag bunch of misfits to glory on the basketball court? This question will be answered on Saturday, June 4 when these two former Oxford High School sports stars who made it into the […]

My Way

Let’s face it, most elections these days come down to choices between the lesser of two evils. It’s hard to get excited about a lot of the candidates out there. From useless incumbents who have been in office for decades and are more interested in holding on to their jobs than governing well to crazy, […]

Council passes budget, keeps tax rate same

Oxford Village’s 2016-17 budget, which takes effect July 1, barely passed last week in a 3-2 council vote. Councilmen Tom Kennis and Erik Dolan voted against it because they believe there’s more work to be done as far as cutting costs and saving the money. “Fiscally, we are not solid as a village,” Kennis said. […]

High marks for Oxford’s freshman superintendent

Members of Oxford High School’s graduating class weren’t the only ones with something to celebrate during last week’s commencement ceremony at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. There was a freshman on stage who deserves to be recognized and praised for his accomplishments. I’m referring to Superintendent Tim Throne, who is wrapping up his first year […]

Council shows interest in offer for 98 S. Glaspie St.

When it rains, it pours. Last week, the Oxford Village Council discussed three purchase offers it received for the 3.42 acres of municipal-owned property at 98 S. Glaspie St. After much discussion, council voted 5-0 to make a counteroffer to the $305,000.01 cash offer it received from the Sterling Heights-based Clearview Homes. In its motion, […]

DECA wins high honors in international competition

Aaron Bruce and Bryan Mattack are now among the ‘elite of the elite? in the ranks of marketing students across the nation and around the world. The pair of Oxford High School DECA Club members placed second in the finals of the Competitive Events Program at DECA’s 58th Annual International Career Development Conference held May […]

Grads party night away!

After receiving their diplomas at the DTE Energy Music Theatre May 26, members of Oxford High’s Class of 2016 returned to the school for the Senior All Night Party. The newly-minted graduates rode tricycles and a mechanical bull, played blackjack and other casino games, and enjoyed their last night together as a class.  

Honor the fallen, help the living

“Let us remember (that) a veteran is someone who at one time, or point in their life, wrote a blank check – a check payable to the United States for an amount up to and including their life.” Those were the poignant words of Leonard Rusher, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who was the […]