Wildcat coronation

Wildcat coronation

Oxford High School seniors Trent Evans and Hope Watson were crowned the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime at Friday night’s big game. Photo by Matt Johnson.

Injection well proposal draws strong opposition

The audience sentiment was unanimous during a public hearing last week for a proposed Class II injection well in Addison Township: “We don’t want it.” Around 100 attended the three-hour long meeting held at Oxford High School by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Among those in attendance were Addison Township officials, activists and […]

Officials OK grant app. for streetscape

Oxford Village officials formally put all of their eggs in the streetscape basket on Monday evening. During a joint meeting held at the Oxford Public Library, the village council and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board voted unanimously to submit a grant application to the state’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and move forward with the streetscape […]

They did it again!: Equestrian team wins state title

By Liz Shepard Equestrian Correspondent For the first time in the team’s history, the Oxford High School Equestrian Team has brought home back-to-back state championships. The Wildcats sealed the win Sunday at the Midland County Fairgrounds after four days of showing in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship. The team of 12 riders earned […]

Scaring up a little fun!

Saturday was filled with rain and gray skies but visitors to the Scarecrow Festival in downtown Oxford didn’t let that dampen their spirits one bit. They devoured chili, scarfed down pumpkin pie and doughnuts, played in the hay maze, enjoyed live music and dressed themselves and their pets in their Halloween best.  

Officials have mixed feelings on liquor licenses at Legacy Center

Christian Mills’ attempt to secure Oxford Township’s last two liquor licenses ended with mixed results last week. He applied for both a Tavern License for the Urban Air trampoline park and a Class C liquor license for 925 Legacy Entertainment, LCC, a bar/restaurant. Both are located inside the 208,000-square-foot Legacy Center (925 N. Lapeer Rd.), […]

Council puts expiration date on Fisher’s contract

“I just think it’s garbage.” That was Oxford Village Councilwoman Maureen Helmuth’s blunt assessment of the independent contractor agreement between the municipality and Lori Fisher. Last week, council discussed the three-page contract under which Fisher is being paid $49.50 per hour (no fringe benefits) to handle various responsibilities related to the village’s finances. Council voted […]

Ex-DDA director appointed to council

It took some time, some discussion and a few votes at last week’s Oxford Village Council meeting, but in the end, a new council member was finally appointed. Council voted 3-1 to appoint Joe Frost to the seat vacated by Tom Kennis when his resignation was accepted at the Sept. 12 meeting. Councilman Dave Bailey […]

Council changes makeup of mgr. search committee

It’s no secret the search for a new Oxford Village manager has been neither quick nor fruitful. But officials are hoping to change that. Last week, council voted 4-0 to “reconstitute” the manager search committee. It now consists of village attorney Bob Davis, Interim Manager Evan Teich and consultant Jaymes Vettraino, who served as interim […]

Schools eye $8.2M in parking lot, sidewalk repairs

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

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