Lake Villa’s new owner planning $1M in improvements

Approximately $1 million worth of capital improvements are slated to be made by the new owner of the Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community in Oxford Township. “(In) the next 120 days, everybody will see a huge difference in the community here,” said Edith Belen, Lake Villa’s new manager. Belen works for the Bloomfield Hills-based Meritus […]

Wildcats give back in a big, big way

“To be honest with you, it was the answer to some prayers.” That was Oxford Village resident Jan Acheson’s reaction to a group of Oxford High School students, staff and parents showing up unannounced on the doorstep of her Pontiac St. home Saturday and proceeding to do a whole bunch of yardwork, free of charge. […]

Godkins celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

Persistence really does pay off. Just ask Bob and Gwen Godkin, of Addison Township. For Bob, it was love at first sight. He pointed to Gwen, sitting on the other side of the gym during an Oxford High School basketball game, and announced to his mother, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry.” “She was […]

Addison adding deputy to midnight shift

Addison Township’s police force is about to get a little bigger. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to amend its 2016 law enforcement services agreement with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Modifications include adding a no-fill deputy to the substation and changing one of its existing deputies to no-fill status. No-fill means the sheriff’s […]

18 running for twp. seats in Oxford, Addison

Eighteen candidates filed to run for 14 township board seats in Oxford and Addison prior to last week’s expiration of the deadline to appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. In Oxford, Bill Dunn is running for supervisor, Curtis Wright for clerk and Joe Ferrari for treasurer. All are incumbents and all are running unopposed. […]

Capital millage renewal to appear on Aug. 2 ballot

Addison Township officials last week voted 7-0 to place a fire millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. Voters will be asked to approve an eight-year, 0.75-mill property tax to support the fire department’s capital improvement fund. This contains money set aside for everything from purchasing new vehicles and equipment to constructing new stations, […]

Flag retirement ceremony at Post 108

A flag retirement ceremony will occur at Oxford American Legion Post 108 on Saturday, April 30. It will commence at 10 a.m. and continue until all the flags are retired. The public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone who has American or Michigan flags in need of proper retirement due to poor […]

Eagle Scout seeking trustee seat

He’s not old enough to buy beer or rent a car, but Jacob Newby does have enough years under his belt to try his hand at local politics. The 18-year-old is one of seven candidates to file for four trustee seats on the Addison Township Board. He’s running as a Republican and will appear on […]

Purple Up!

Purple Up!

On Friday, students at Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Township wore purple to show support for the children of military personnel. April is the Month of the Military Child and part of it involves the “Purple Up!” campaign, a way for folks to support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices while […]

Vandal(s) trash OHS press box to tune of $10K; district offers $500 reward

A $500 reward is being offered by Oxford Community Schools for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for vandalizing the press box at the high school football stadium, causing an estimated $10,000 or more in damage. Anyone with information is asked to please call Oakland County Sheriff’s […]