Just call him sarge

Three stripes were added to the arm of Oxford Village Police Officer Clint Ascroft last week as he was formally promoted to the rank of sergeant during the village council meeting. “This promotion is greatly appreciated,” he said. “It’s an important achievement in my career and life.” He vowed to put forth his “best effort” […]

Deputy ends ‘fruitful career’

A long and productive history of protecting and serving the public came to a quiet end in Oxford Township on Oct. 11 as Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Ford worked his last day as a full-time officer. “I’ve had a very fruitful career,” said the 53-year-old. “It’s time for Chapter Two.” Ford began working for […]

Soccer club raises $1,800 for hurricane relief

The Oxford Soccer Club (OSC) rose to the occasion in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria’s devastation to portions of the United States. The club spearheaded a fundraiser to help raise money for victims of the hurricanes. On Oct. 3-4, the OSC 06 and 04 Girls teams each dedicated one hour of their […]

Past comes alive

Volunteers portraying Oxford’s 19th-century settlers and their relatives brought history to life in the township cemetery Sunday as they recounted the pioneers’ lives, deeds and accomplishments as part of a walking tour. The event was a fund-raiser for the Northeast Oakland Historical Society. Sixty-three hearty souls braved the rain and winds to take the fun, […]

Cats come marching home!

Oxford’s homecoming parade, held Friday, was colorful and energetic as students of all ages celebrated one of fall’s most beloved traditions. Music, floats, cheers and candy were all part of the fun.  

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

  A local landmark vanished from the Oxford landscape Monday as the building located at 595 N. Lapeer Rd. was quickly reduced to a pile of rubble. Originally built as the Long Branch Saloon, it opened in July 1980. It was eventually sold to Mr. B’s Restaurant Group and reopened in 1997 as Mr. B’s […]

Majewska pleads no contest to second-degree murders of son, granddaughter

It appears Sylvia Marie Majewska will spend up to 25 years in prison for killing her son and granddaughter nearly three years ago. On Oct. 4, the 68-year-old Addison Township resident pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree murder in Oakland County Circuit Court before Judge Denise Langford Morris. Her sentencing is scheduled for […]

Public invited to open house at historic Arnold School

Folks are invited to help celebrate the preservation and restoration of a valuable piece of Addison Township history. An open house will be held at the 19th-century Arnold School in Watershed Preserve Park, located at 5757 Rochester Rd., on Sunday, Oct. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of free food, live […]

Equestrian team hunting for back-to-back state titles

By Liz Shepard Special Correspondent   They did it again. The Oxford High School Equestrian Team is state-bound for the 18th straight year. The 12-rider team will be heading to Midland early Thursday for the first of four days of competition in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship. And the team is returning hungry. […]