Police Briefs

Aug. 25: A 62-year-old woman called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies to her home located on the 400 block of Sanders road at 3:45 p.m. to report the breaking and entering of a barn that had occurred on her property on August 24, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., while she and her […]

DTE Energy’s Careforce renovates Crossroads for Youth dorms

More than 30 DTE Energy employees recently volunteered to clean-up, paint and transform two dormitories to surprise the residents of Crossroads for Youth in Oxford, in recognition of August as the “Month of Caring.” Crossroads for Youth is a nonprofit treatment facility that serves at-risk children and youth. DTE Energy Senior Communications Specialist Renee McClelland […]

Thank you, Veterans!

Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall (R-White Lake) places a special pin commemorating service in the Vietnam War on the breast of Gary, a Vietnam veteran who was a combat engineer with the 1st Marine Division. The lapel pins (shown right) were authorized by Congress, established under the secretary of defense and launched in […]

Precautionary boil water notice terminated

A precautionary boil water notice issued on Aug. 23 for a portion of Oxford Township precipitated by a water main break early that day has ended. The notice, which followed a water main break, affected an area south of Golf Villa, east of Sanders, north of the Oxford-Orion border and west of South Lapeer Road including the Hills […]

Community supports couple battling cancer

Community supports couple battling cancer

  When Debbie and Roger Delong, of Oxford, were diagnosed with cancer months apart, they had no idea the amount of community support they would receive. Debbie was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer last October and underwent chemotherapy for several months, starting in December. She is now undergoing radiation therapy. Roger was […]

Body believed to be missing woman, cause of death undetermined

OXFORD TWP. – A dead body found last week by an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy in a wooded area near Hummer Lake and Metamora roads is believed to be a missing local woman, however, a positive identification has not yet been made. Officials believe they discovered the remains of 63-year-old Theresa Adams on the morning […]

New contract drastically reduces mgr. severance

If there ever comes a time when Manager Joe Young and Oxford Village must part ways, either through termination, resignation or retirement, it won’t cost the taxpayers an arm and a leg. At an Aug. 16 special meeting, the village council voted 5-0 to approve a new employment agreement with Young, who’s served as manager […]

Lakeville’s unofficial mayor passes at 98

ADDISON TWP. – The unofficial mayor of Lakeville is gone, but he will most certainly not be forgotten. Robert Little Smith (Bob to his friends, which was practically everyone) passed away on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. He was 98 years old. “He always had his finger on the pulse of what was going on in […]

Vet promotes petition to get navy ship named for war hero

Oxford resident Hugh Syron is on a mission to honor the memory of a deceased comrade from his Vietnam War days by having a United States Navy ship named after him. “He was a hero as far as I’m concerned,” said Syron, who spent close to 14 months in Vietnam from 1966-67 with the U.S. […]

Roesner, Shafer, Vandecar run for school board

Nine people are vying for three open seats on the board. All board members have four-year terms. Many of the school board candidates are active members of the community and school district. They include: Stacey Beane, Dan D’Alessandro, Tom Donnelly, Katherine East, Jennifer W. Guthrie, Bruce Meyers, Kallie Roesner, Heather Shafer, and Rick Vandecar. Following […]