Firefighters union works to get ID kits for kids

More than 800,000 children go missing or are abducted each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Members of the Oxford Fire Fighters Union, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 4763 are partnering with the 24th Street Sports Tavern in downtown Oxford and Detroit Lions to combat […]

Oxford man wins natl. singing competition

Robert Skylis, of Oxford, earned first place honors in the Lower College Division/Independent Studio Men category at the National Association of the Teachers of Singers (NATS) annual conference, held in Chicago, Illinois July 8-11. Speakers from major universities around the country presented at the conference and a singing competition was held. Top performers from around […]

Fired soccer coach won’t be reinstated

Oxford school officials have declined to reinstate Robert Euashka, a former high school girls soccer coach, following a thorough investigation, according to Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Nancy Latowski. “A thorough review of the situation was conducted and it was determined that the decision to separate employment with the coach will stand,” Latowski wrote in […]

Parents, players object to firing of soccer coach

Nearly 50 student soccer players and parents came to the Oxford school board meeting last Tuesday with a simple message – We want our coach back. The group of past, present and future Oxford High School soccer players, along with parents, showed up in support of Rob Euashka, the former head coach of the OHS […]

Pokemon fever spreads to Oxford

The recently released “Pokemon Go” app has many Oxford and Addison residents on a mission to “catch ‘em all.” Following the app’s July 6 release via Nintendo Co. and Niantic Inc., residents have been taking to the town in search of rare Pokemon to capture. Pokemon, first released as a game for the original Gameboy […]

School board changes meeting day to Tuesdays

Last week, the Oxford Board of Education voted unanimously to move its meetings to the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the district’s central administration building in downtown Oxford. The address is 10 N. Washington in Oxford.  

Oxford Cup policy may be revisited

Since 1930, the Oxford Cup had been awarded at commencement to one graduating Oxford High senior who showed the best all-around development. That all changed in 2012, when the honor became shared by one male and one female student. Following a school board meeting last Tuesday, several school officials said that change may be revisited […]

Storytime in the park

Kids and parents gathered in downtown Oxford July 12 for storytime put on by the Oxford Public Library. Stretched out on the cool grass with soft blankets, the kids were enthralled as they listened, learned and enjoyed.  

Substation welcomes new sergeant

There’s a new sergeant in town. Last week, Sgt. Frank Lenz started his new role with the Oakland County Sheriff’s substation in Oxford Township. While Lenz is new to Oxford, he’s worked for the sheriff’s office for 19 years. “I’ve worked a lot of different areas within the sheriff’s office,” he said. “I’ve worked throughout […]

Voters asked to approve schools’ operating tax

Oxford Schools officials are asking voters to approve an operating millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. The operating millage is a 10-year, 18.4442-mill operating tax on all non-homestead property in the district. If approved, it would be levied from 2017 through 2026. Non-homestead property includes businesses, commercial and industrial properties, second homes, […]

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