Injection well proposal draws strong opposition

The audience sentiment was unanimous during a public hearing last week for a proposed Class II injection well in Addison Township: “We don’t want it.” Around 100 attended the three-hour long meeting held at Oxford High School by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Among those in attendance were Addison Township officials, activists and […]

Hey! Isn’t that the Reading Chicken?

Most Lakeville Elementary students have already had the pleasure of meeting Lucky the Reading Dog, but last week they were introduced to a friend of another species– Trish the Reading Chicken! April Ventline, a parent of a Lakeville Elementary student, brought her pet chicken, Trish, to accompany her last Wednesday as she read with students. […]

Schools eye $8.2M in parking lot, sidewalk repairs

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

Soccer club raises $1,800 for hurricane relief

The Oxford Soccer Club (OSC) rose to the occasion in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria’s devastation to portions of the United States. The club spearheaded a fundraiser to help raise money for victims of the hurricanes. On Oct. 3-4, the OSC 06 and 04 Girls teams each dedicated one hour of their […]

School officials look to spend $3.35M on roof replacement

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

Man celebrates 97th birthday by climbing trail bridge

Most people celebrate their birthday by eating cake and opening gifts. Not Ray Johnson. To celebrate his 97th birthday, the longtime Oxford resident set foot on the Polly Ann Trail pedestrian bridge (which crosses over M-24) for the first time Oct. 3. “I saw this built around 10 years ago and I always wanted to […]

Wonsowicz new caseworker for OAYA

There’s an eager new caseworker manning the Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) program and she has made it her mission to strengthen local families and guide at-risk youth. Karen Wonsowicz was recently transferred to the Oxford-Addison area after serving the Troy chapter of Oakland County Youth Assistance (OCYA) for the last seven years. Wonsowicz has worked […]

Swim team washing away the competition

Oxford’s Lady Wildcat swimmers have been making waves this season and are currently touting an undefeated record. With 44 athletes on the team (26 returning), the Lady Cats have been climbing to the top of the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Blue Division all season long. Despite the team’s large size, Varsity Swim & Dive Head […]

OHS students use newspapers to make chairs

What’s black and white and “read” all over – and sometimes even used to make chairs? Well, newspapers, of course. A class of Oxford High School (OHS) students learned just how strong newspaper can be when they spent last week constructing chairs out of nothing but newspapers and twine. The project was completed as part […]

District hopes to make $1.45M in technology improvements

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a five-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

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