Former Lion talks about fitness

It’s not everyday that high school students get the opportunity to listen to a former pro-bowl player from the National Football League. That is exactly what 350 students at Oxford High School got to due on Tuesday, Nov. 10 when former Detroit Lion Luther Ellis stopped by to talk about the importance of being physically […]

Students? ‘inniative? destroyed

Vandalism sucks, especially when school property is targeted. Just ask Clear Lake Elementary Principal Suzanne Hannatt. On November 8, she discovered both of the school’s brand new soccer nets were vandalized. ‘It’s just very disappointing,? Hannatt said. What makes matters worse is that two members on Clear Lake’s Student Council, fifth graders Trevor Speed and […]

Too noisy, too fast, too congested

Oxford’s walkability got a preliminary exam by one of the nation’s top walkability experts. The results: downtown is too noisy, too fast and too congested. Walkability expert Dan Burden, after spending three hours in Oxford, shared those results with a group of leaders and business owners gathered at the Oxford Schools Administration building, Nov. 10 […]

Fortinberry leaves bar association in protest

52-2 District Court Judge Dana Fortinberry resigned from the Oakland County Bar Association on July 1 protesting the rating system used by the association’s Public Advisory Committee on Judicial Candidates. The committee released ratings on the four candidates for the vacant seat in the 52-2 court on July 6. Colleen Murphy, magistrate under Fortinberry at […]

X-country solid at state

The varsity cross country team wrapped up its season with record breaking performances and personal bests at the state finals, Nov. 6. Running on smooth surface of the Michigan International Speedway in Jackson, all three Wildcat runners were able to position themselves comfortable in the school record books. Leading the way for the Wildcats was […]

Undefeated on the gridiron

Oxford Middle School can proudly proclaim that it has three teams finish without a loss during the fall season. In addition to the seventh grade girls basketball team, who went 12-0, the eighth and seventh grade football teams each went 6-0 and captured league titles. Eighth grade coach Steve Ruch thought that it was a […]

Netters bow out in District playoffs

The varsity volleyball team suffered a four set loss in the opening round of Districts to Rochester on Nov. 2. The Wildcats lost game one 25-23 before coming back and winning game two 27-25. Rochester then took game three 25-22 before cruising to a 25-18 victory in the fourth and final set. ‘We just couldn’t […]

Quilters meet each month to help wounded soldiers

Anyone who loves to quilt should head on over to Independence Village one Saturday a month. They can join a group community members who make quilts for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. The Miracle Quilts group has met for the past 20 months, seeing tremendous growth since it first […]

Youth vision problems are top priority at Allison Eye Care

According to the Better Vision Institute, 25 percent of children ages 5-12 have vision problems that could affect their performance in school. Dr. Allison Schulte of Allison Eye Care, Inc. of Clarkston is making an effort to change that statistic locally. Throughout the month of August, Schulte and her staff will be providing free vision […]

Three charged with breaking in Oxford market

Kyle Burch, 19 of Lake Orion and David VanLuven, 18 of Davisburg, were lodged in Oakland County Jail and charged with one count each for attempted breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools after they allegedly broke into a building on Wednesday, Nov. 10. At approximately 1:25 a.m., Oakland County deputies from the Oxford […]