OCTV requests full franchise fee funding

As talk of the 2017-18 budget has started among Addison Township officials, Oxford Community Television (OCTV) Production Manager Teri Stiles came forward with a special request at the Dec. 19 meeting. “I’m asking, while you’re considering your budget in the next month or so, if you would consider fully funding (OCTV with 100 percent of […]

Verizon wants to put cellular tower in Addison

A growing need for wireless communications has one company eyeing some Addison Township property. Verizon Wireless has proposed to place a cell tower on a 5-acre piece of township property, located at the northeast corner of Hosner and Oakwood roads. Though the process has only just begun, last week the Addison Township Board took the […]

More pie? DA principal takes it on the chin

Twenty-six lucky students at Daniel Axford Elementary got to test their aim Dec. 19 as they repeatedly smooshed cream pies right in the kisser of Principal Chad Boyd. No, there was no school-wide mutiny. It was simply a reward for their successful fund-raising efforts. According to DA/OES PTO President Melissa Williams, nearly $27,000 was generated […]

OMS donates $6,200 to Wounded Warrior Project

In the spirit of the holidays, students and staff at Oxford Middle School donated nearly $6,200 to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on Dec. 22. The WWP is a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers injured military veterans and their families. According to the WWP website, as of Dec. 1, the organization had helped more […]

Church donates money for Jaws of Life

Less than one month after the 160-year-old Lakeville United Methodist Church (UMC) held its final service, the congregation donated 10 percent of its remaining funds towards something that will benefit Addison Township and help save lives. A $14,700 check was presented to Addison Township Fire Chief Jerry Morawski at the Dec. 19 board of trustees […]

Police Briefs

Dec. 24: Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1300 block of Foreland Dr. at 9:05 a.m. when a 72-year-old resident reported that her 54-year-old son had possibly overdosed on prescription pills. She estimated that he had taken 10-15 pills from her remaining prescription after she had found the empty bottle. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, the man […]

Cagers defeat Royal Oak 69-39

Oxford’s boys basketball team defeated Royal Oak Thursday night 69-39. The Cats are now 4-0 for the season. Oxford had four players score in the double-digit range. The team was led by Jordan Jaden’s 16 points and six assists. Nolan Harding was 5-for-5 shooting from the 3-point line. Michael Raisch had a good game with […]

Bowlers roll over Hazel Park

The Oxford Wildcat bowling teams dominated the lanes during a home matchup against Hazel Park Dec. 22. Although the varsity bowling team struggled early on, the team found its footing and finished strong with a 26-4 victory. After a season high 233 baker game victory for the Wildcats, the Vikings struck back with a 197 […]

Lake Villa gets little library

For Michelle Candella, a fourth-grade teacher at Lakeville, learning has always been an important part of life inside the classroom— now she’s hoping to bring learning to children of Oxford outside the classroom with a free book exchange box. It was erected in the Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community in Oxford Dec. 10, where Candella […]

OMS orchestra students earn festival honors

Nine Oxford Middle School students performed at the District Eight Michigan State Band & Orchestra Association’s Solo & Ensemble festival held at North Branch High School December 3, each taking home a score of “good” or “superior.” “The students put in a great deal of effort to prepare and refine their music,” said OMS Director […]

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