Lakeville’s unofficial mayor passes at 98

ADDISON TWP. – The unofficial mayor of Lakeville is gone, but he will most certainly not be forgotten. Robert Little Smith (Bob to his friends, which was practically everyone) passed away on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. He was 98 years old. “He always had his finger on the pulse of what was going on in […]

Vet promotes petition to get navy ship named for war hero

Oxford resident Hugh Syron is on a mission to honor the memory of a deceased comrade from his Vietnam War days by having a United States Navy ship named after him. “He was a hero as far as I’m concerned,” said Syron, who spent close to 14 months in Vietnam from 1966-67 with the U.S. […]

Roesner, Shafer, Vandecar run for school board

Nine people are vying for three open seats on the board. All board members have four-year terms. Many of the school board candidates are active members of the community and school district. They include: Stacey Beane, Dan D’Alessandro, Tom Donnelly, Katherine East, Jennifer W. Guthrie, Bruce Meyers, Kallie Roesner, Heather Shafer, and Rick Vandecar. Following […]

Addison allocates up to $15k for senior activities

Addison Township officials approved a proposal 6-1 to allow up to $15,000 in funding towards senior citizen activities at a board meeting August 15. Of the total budget, $5,000 was reallocated from Addison Township’s previously established Meals on Wheels funding. The Addison Township chapter of Meals on Wheels recently joined with the Oxford chapter, allowing […]

Kent seeks recount

Joe Kent, a Republican candidate for the 46th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives, has requested a recount in light of his narrow defeat in the Aug. 2 primary election. Kent, of Addison Township, lost to fellow Republican John Reilly, of Oakland Township, by 29 votes, according to the unofficial results posted on […]

PC gives thumbs up to Weckle’s downtown development

Developer Dave Weckle’s plans to construct a major mixed-use development encompassing portions of E. Burdick, Mill and Stanton streets in downtown Oxford received two thumbs up from the village planning commission last week. Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the site plan with a list of conditions that must be met, then voted 4-1 to recommend […]

ZBA postpones decision on sign variance request

It does not appear Christian Mills will have to paint over all the large, colorful signs and murals on his Legacy Center building based on comments made at last week’s Oxford Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting. But he hasn’t secured a variance yet. The ZBA voted 5-0 to postpone making a decision until […]

Brothers attend renowned robotics academy at NASA

Frank Koscica and his brother, Sam Koscica, both of Oxford, recently attended Robotics Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The five-day program is geared towards students, grades 7-9, who have an interest in engineering. The mission of Space Camp Robotics is to […]

Leonard HS reunion Sat.

Graduates of Leonard High School are invited to attend an alumni reunion on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 225 E. Elmwood St. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a meal beginning at 2 p.m. The meal is potluck, so please bring a dish to pass. Folks with questions are asked to please call (248) […]

Alumni Sock Hop Aug. 26

If you attended school at 109 Pontiac St. back when it was Oxford High, then you’re invited to the annual Sock Hop on Friday, Aug. 26. The event will run from 7-10 p.m. and cost $10 per person. Disc jockey Bill Pearson, a 1963 OHS graduate, will be playing all the old hits. Refreshments will […]

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