Council OKs design work for Park St. drainage fix

Oxford Village officials took a step last week toward fixing a drainage problem on Park St. that caused a homeowner more than $8,000 in flood damage in January. Council voted 5-0 to approve a contract with the Pontiac-based Nowak and Fraus Engineers to design appropriate drainage for four residential lots on the south side of […]

Library collecting dresses for prom season

Prom season is just around the corner and hundreds of students from Oxford already have their minds on that special day. Unfortunately, the high costs associated with prom can shift the event out of grasp for some students. According to a report by Visa, American families spent an average $919 on prom in 2015. Thankfully, […]

Officials tour FISH pantry, learn about group

A group of Oxford and Orion township officials toured the Oxford-Orion FISH food pantry on March 3 to learn what this local nonprofit does, who it serves and what it needs to continue its mission of helping others. Since 1973, FISH has been providing free emergency groceries to families, individuals and senior citizens, who are […]

Lakeville Fest was the best!

Friday night was filled with fun as Lakeville Elementary School hosted its annual “Lakeville Fest.” Representatives from a variety of local businesses, government entities and even a church provided students with a multitude of games, activities and educational experiences. The kids got to build things, play music, show off their athleticism, test their minds and […]

Oakland Parks seeking volunteers to monitor nests

This activity is for the birds… literally. Oakland Parks is currently seeking volunteers to help monitor nest boxes at several of their parks, including Addison Oaks in Leonard and Orion Oaks in Lake Orion, for the Eastern Bluebird and other native birds. Those interested are invited to attend a free training class, held Sunday, March. […]

Public Safety

March 5: Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies received a call at 7:22 p.m. from a group home located on the 900 block of E. Drahner Rd. regarding a fight which had occurred between five females, ages 11-15. Allegedly, three of the girls had become fed up with the two others, reporting that they had been verbally […]

Dad’s the best date!

Dad’s the best date!

Having a fantastic time at the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday night at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club are Oxford resident Keith Knight and his daughter Corinne, a second-grader at Clear Lake Elementary. For more photos, see “Dance with me, Daddy!.” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Council tells Joe to go

Another longtime Oxford Village official will soon be exiting the local government scene, but not by choice. At a special Feb. 23 meeting that lasted approximately six minutes, council voted 3-2 to terminate village Manager Joe Young’s employment agreement effective Friday, March 31. Per the agreement, village attorney Bob Davis was directed to draft and […]

Online survey to garner public input for master plan update

Anybody who wants to give their two cents regarding future development in Oxford Township will soon have their opportunity to do so whether they’re at work in a suit and tie or at home in their underwear. In order to garner public input as they begin the process of updating the master plan, the planning […]

Coach Elmer Ball passes away at 86

A few hours before press time, we got word that legendary Oxford coach Elmer Ball passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. He was 86 years old. Ball coached the high school’s cross country team from 1963-74 and again, from 1995-96. He established a dual meet record of 123-21 and claimed four Michigan High School […]

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