OHS grad opens business downtown

With the goal of improving a business that can be “important” to the community, Dafoe’s and its staff is looking forward to serving the community with its products, including pool chemicals, feed, seed, salt softeners and other do-it-yourself items. “With the farm country out here, water softeners and all of that stuff is good,” said […]

Yoga, anyone?

Nearly every weekday year-round, folks in the 65 and over crowd in Addison Township head to the senior center housed in the Addison Twp. Hall for classes, friends and events. Addison has kept a senior center program for years, and it never seems to lose its popularity. “Seniors need (a place for them),” said Seniors […]

Public Safety Sept. 19, 2018

A runaway and a trashcan fire Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Crossroads for Youth in Oxford on the evening on Sept. 9 to help locate a runaway teenager. A 14-year-old resident of Crossroads had run away, and was later found by an employee without incident. While searching for the girl, deputies found a […]

A win and a loss for Oxford’s booters

Oxford’s boys soccer team played another week of tough games. The team got points on the board during each, but wasn’t able to clinch both games. On Thursday night, the Wildcats dropped a tough match against Romeo 3-1. Junior midfielder Christian Escalante scored the Wildcats’ only goal during the non-league loss. Earlier in the week, […]

Wildcats outswim Raiders

The Wildcats outswam fellow Oakland Activities Association (OAA) white division team N. Farmington 119-66 in the Oxford pool on Thursday, Sept. 13. Oxford won two of the relay races. The B Relay team of Claire Alexander, Kaleigh Rogers, Peyton Bailey and Laura Mace won the  200 Medley Relay. The A Relay team of Jenna Fistler, […]

Orchestra director helps bid farewell to ‘Queen of Soul’

She said it’s all still a blur, sitting just a few steps away from national giants like former U.S. President Bill Clinton and pop singer Ariana Grande, and looking down at the body of the ‘Queen of Soul’ during Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Aug. 31 at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple. Music and Detroit mean a […]

Fighting modern slavery with knowledge

“Human trafficking is something we’ve never been without in the United States. We even fought a war, everybody knows that, and there was an assumption that it indeed ended slavery. “It did not.” The trailer for “Break the Chain,” a Michigan-made documentary, makes no bones about human trafficking’s enduring presence in American society. The film’s […]

Lafnear named ‘Coach of the Year’ by state association

An Oxford High School coach known for producing bowlers with talent to spare is being given an honor few Michigan coaches ever receive. Claude “J.R.” Lafnear was named by the Michigan High School Coaches Association (MHSCA) as its Coach of the Year. The honor singles Lafnear out from every other high school sports coach in […]

Booters beat LO, fall to Fenton

It seems beating up Dragons has become Oxford’s hobby this year. First, the football team stomped rival Lake Orion 28-7 on Aug. 31. Then, the Wildcat soccer team piled on by slaying the Dragons 1-0 in the squad’s Sept. 4 home opener. To score the deciding goal, forward Zachary Townsend passed to midfielder Christopher Escalante […]

Cougars outswim Cats

After a hard-fought meet on Sept. 6, Oxford’s varsity girls’ swim and dive team fell to fellow Oakland Activities Association (OAA) white division swimmers, the Stoney Creek Cougars. The Cougars took the meet 107-76. “The girls had some great swims and dives, but the Cougars had more depth than the Wildcats,” head coach Jackie Rank […]