They don’t hit the brakes, they fix ’em: Competition showcases Oxford auto students’ skills, knowledge, speed

Nothing makes you feel older and slower than watching Oxford High School auto students participate in their annual brake competition. Their nimble fingers are a blur as parts fly around them and their tools practically make sparks as they strike the metal. Auto Technology instructor Dan Balsley used one word to describe this year’s competition, […]

OHS marching band gets new uniforms

  The Oxford High School marching band will order new uniforms for the first time in nearly 12 years, following board approval. During a regular meeting of the Oxford Schools Board of Education in February, board members listened to a presentation from OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons, who explained the need for the uniforms. It […]

Public Safety

March 18: Two people called Oxford Village Police between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. to report they had allegedly seen a man walking around their yard and looking through windows in the 60 block of Pearl St. The man was described as a white male in his late 30’s who was wearing […]

Now, that’s some firepower!

Now, that’s some firepower!

Eli Glaz, 4½, a preschooler at Holy Cross Lutheran in Oxford, is quite surprised by how much power this ball canon has at the Daniel Axford/Oxford Elementary Spring Fair held Friday night. For more photos, please see Page 24. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Oh no! Wind blows, power goes

High winds with gusts exceeding 60 miles per hour blew through southeast Michigan March 8 causing approximately 800,000 DTE Energy customers, including many in Oxford and Addison townships, to lose power for the next few days. On social media, DTE called the damaging winds “the most significant weather event” the company had “experienced in its […]

DDA hires firm to design new streetscape

Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is getting ready to take another whack at revamping the streetscape along Washington St. (M-24). Last week, the DDA board voted 8-1 to approve a proposal from the Northville-based Grissim Metz Andriese Associates to design a streetscape plan and apply for a grant to help pay for its construction. The […]

Twp. awards $1.5M bid for water main extension

Plans to extend a water main by almost a mile-and-a half, from the Willow Lake subdivision to the Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community, are moving forward. Last week, the Oxford Township Board voted 6-0 to award the project to the Auburn Hills-based Superior Excavating for the bid amount of $1.518 million. Superior Excavating submitted the […]

Team Trouble had no trouble winning state titles

Twenty-two Oxford students, grades 3-6, competed in the annual Academic Games tournament held March 1-3 in Grand Rapids. The tournament, organized by Michigan League of Academic Games (MLAG), challenges students’ thinking skills in the subjects of language arts, English, history and mathematics, and is designed to make learning fun. Oxford’s teams went up against schools […]

Holocaust survivor tells her tale to OMS students

Erna (Blitzer) Gorman learned how to be a survivor early in life after she lived through one of the worst genocides in human history. Gorman, a Holocaust survivor, shared her story with all 7th-graders at Oxford Middle School last Tuesday morning during a 90-minute presentation in the OMS commons area. Gorman is the author of […]

Bond projects to start in parks this summer

Ron Davis doesn’t want to waste any time getting Oxford Township’s park system all fixed up to better serve the public. Last week, the longtime director of the parks and recreation department updated the township board on plans to spend $2 million in bond money. “We’re going to be aggressive with this,” Davis said. “Our […]