Thomas UMC celebrates 125 years

Thomas UMC celebrates 125 years

Natural disasters. Economic crises. A fast-moving, ever-changing society. Thomas United Methodist Church (UMC) has faced it all during its lengthy history and continues to endure. That’s because its members are “very tenacious,” according to Pastor Carol Middel, who has led the little church at 504 First St. since 2017. “They are very committed to making […]

Horse country folks demand PC protect their land from incompatible uses

Horse, or hunt, country is typically a pretty quiet area, but it was probably even more quiet Thursday evening as a number of its residents left their farms, fields and stables to make their voices heard at the Oxford Township Planning Commission meeting. They filled the meeting room to lobby officials for changes to the […]

$3,200 stolen in golf club burglary

Authorities are searching for whoever is responsible for breaking into Devil’s Ridge Golf Club, located at 3700 Metamora Rd. in Oxford Township, and stealing more than $3,000 in cash and checks. The employee who closes and opens Devil’s Ridge’s clubhouse called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies and reported the incident after showing his manager the scene […]

Final site plan OKed for senior living facility

It was a close vote, but a proposed senior living facility that will be located in both Oxford and Orion townships was green-lighted last week. Oxford Township planning commissioners voted 3-2 to grant final site plan approval, with a list of six conditions, for Grace Premier Senior Living. The facility will be located at 985 […]

Twp. forms committee to help get more complete census count

When the 2020 Census rolls around, Oxford Township officials want to make sure everyone gets counted. To that end, township officials voted 7-0 last week to form a local Complete Count Committee (CCC), which will be part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s new Community Partnership and Engagement Program. The program’s goal, according to the Census […]

Business owners lobby village to allow outdoor sales prohibited by zoning

What do a metal sculpture of a rocket and a riding lawn mower have in common? Both can be purchased in Oxford Village, but neither can be displayed outdoors by the businesses selling them without violating the zoning ordinance. That’s why the owners of those businesses approached council last week to see about changing things. […]

Twp. hires firm to conduct walking, biking audit of M-24

And the contract goes to . . . Spalding DeDecker, of Rochester Hills. That’s the firm Oxford Township officials, in a 7-0 vote, selected to conduct a walking and biking safety audit of M-24, between Indian Lake Rd. and Harriet St., for the price of $9,950. Spalding DeDecker submitted the lowest of the seven bids […]

Customer wins $100 for naming steer

Congratulations are in order for Chris Benjamin, of Waterford Township. He recently won a $100 shopping spree for naming a large, fiberglass steer at Unique Stuff (47 N. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford. Unique Stuff, owned by Chuck Schneider, sponsored a contest to name the store’s long-horned mascot. Benjamin dubbed the massive steer “Sir Oxford.” […]

Four generations of Shermans

Four generations of Shermans gathered at Independence Village of Waterstone on Friday. Retired Oxford Leader Publisher James A. Sherman, Sr. (center, seated) met his 7-month-old great-granddaughter, Adalyn Belle Offer, for the very first time. Holding Adalyn is proud father Dan Offer. To the right of Mr. Sherman is his daughter Luan Offer, Adalyn’s grandmother and […]

Film about Native Americans coming to Oxford 7

An independent film that shines a light on the trials and tribulations of Native Americans is coming to the Oxford 7 Theater at 48 S. Washington St. It will be shown at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 and on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Few things teach us about the character of a […]

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