Twp. awards $275K contract for Elk View fix

OXFORD TWP. – It’s been a long, bumpy road, but the infrastructure issues that have plagued the Elk View Estates subdivision since the late 1990s will finally be resolved this year. Last week, township officials voted 7-0 to award a project encompassing drainage and paving improvements to the Oxford-based SaraDan Construction for the amount of […]

Lakeville team wins Battle of the Books

A total of 19 fourth-grade teams representing Oxford’s elementary schools competed in Battle of the Books on April 10 at the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center. The fourth-graders read five books on their own time in preparation for the Battle. Competition was fierce this year as three teams were tied after the initial round […]

Agreement OKed to keep Legacy liquor license in twp.

If the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) approves a liquor license to be utilized at Legacy 925 (formerly known as the Legacy Center), Oxford Township officials want to ensure it never leaves the community. To that end, officials last week voted 7-0 to approve a two-page agreement, signed on March 21, between the township and […]

Final site plan for 26-unit development approved

Oxford Township officials last week voted 7-0 to grant final site plan approval for a 26-unit site condominium development to be built in the community’s southeast corner. It’s named North Oakland Woods and it will be located east of M-24, on the south side of E. Drahner Rd., west of Barr Rd. and north of […]

Twp. hires company to provide HR services

Oxford Township now has an HR person. Last week, township officials voted 4-3 to enter into an agreement with Paychex, a company based in Rochester, New York, to provide human resource services. The township will pay $798.79 per month, which covers 11 employees, plus a onetime implementation fee of $2,000. Paychex will be responsible for […]

Book sale April 18-21

The Oxford Public Library Friends (OPLF) will conduct a book sale from Wednesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 21. On April 18, there will be a special preview for OPLF members only from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Folks can join the group that night. The sale will open to the general public on April 19 […]

Spaghetti dinner fund-raiser April 19

The Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary will conduct its spring spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Thursday, April 19 at 1447 Milmine in Lakeville. There will be two seatings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids age 5 and under. Carry-outs will be available. There will […]

Hitting the road: Couple cuts ties to follow their dreams

Hitting the road: Couple cuts ties to follow their dreams

Oxford residents Ashlee Dark (left) and Derek Kala are about to embark on a lengthy trip across the United States and parts of Canada. They plan to visit 38 national parks in 18 states. Folks can follow their journey on Instagram at campsite1978. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. Hitting the road is an American tradition. In […]

Lone Ranger scholarship available to Oxford students

College-bound Oxford High School (OHS) students are being offered a new scholarship which could help lighten the financial load of pursuing a higher education. The $500 Lone Ranger Scholarship will be awarded to an OHS graduating senior who is a resident of the Oxford Community Schools district. The recipient will be selected based on actions […]

M-24 project set for 2020, MDOT says

2019. No, 2020. Wait, maybe 2019. No, definitely 2020. It’s certainly been a seesaw, but it appears the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has finally made up its mind regarding when the much-anticipated M-24 construction project will occur. “MDOT will no longer consider advancing the project to the 2019 construction year and the project will […]