Bond refunding expected to save school taxpayers $7M

Oxford school district taxpayers can expect to save nearly $7 million in debt interest after the board of education voted 5-0 to approve a refunding bond resolution on July 26. The bonds refunded the district’s outstanding 2006 Refunding Bonds and the district’s 2010 School Building and Site Bonds, Series A. This resolution authorized the sale […]

Davissons celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

“In sickness and in health.” Those are the vows Randy and Mary Ellen Davisson, of Oxford, take to heart as they celebrate their 60th year of wedded bliss. The couple met locally during their teen years. According to the pair, the beginning of their story was anything but “love at first sight.” Randy recalled splashing […]

Polly Ann Trail to host Bicycle Bash Aug. 27

Family, fun and fitness will converge on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Polly Ann Trail Bicycle Bash, hosted by the Polly Ann Trail Management Council, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Lakeville Elementary School (1400 E. Lakeville Rd.). This “Bike Rodeo and Scavenger Hunt” will take place in two parts. The first part of the […]

Scout building baseball diamond as Eagle project

Joshua Schoenherr, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 256 of Leonard, is partnering with Addison Township officials to rebuild the baseball diamond located behind the Addison Township Hall in Lakeville. As of the date of this article, there stands a lone, rusted backstop net in an overgrown field. Schoenherr, an entering sophomore […]

Public Safety

July 31: Caller reported a dog found on Drahner Rd. and M-24 at 8 p.m. to the Oxford Village Police. Details were posted on the Facebook page “For Love of Louie” and to the Oxford Village Police lost and found list. July 30: A 64-year-old woman called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies at 12:14 p.m. to […]

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Oxford resident Mark Terrian recently joined approximately 900 cyclists for an exhausting and exhilarating event July 28-31, which raised more than $2 million for the granting of wishes for Michigan children who are battling daunting illnesses. An avid cyclist for the past 12 years, this was Terrian’s first time participating in the 29th Annual Wish-A-Mile […]

Firefighters trade hoses for books

Some Addison Township firefighters visted the Addison Township Public Library last week to read a couple stories to the kids. Each kid got their very own fire hat and got to see a real live fire engine in the parking lot. It was a smokin’ good time.  

Voters to decide fate of fire tax

When they head to the polls Aug. 2, voters will be asked to approve an eight-year, 0.75-mill property tax to support the Addison Township Fire Department’s capital improvement fund. This fund contains money set aside for everything from purchasing new vehicles and equipment to constructing new stations, if necessary. According to Fire Chief Jerry Morawski, […]

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 […]

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