Council picks millennial to fill vacant seat

Oxford’s village council has its first-ever millennial majority. Three of the five seats are now held by members of the generation born between 1981 and 1996. Last week, council voted 3-1 to appoint 26-year-old Allison Kemp to the seat previously held by Erik Dolan, who resigned in December. She was sworn into office Jan. 10 […]

Township moving forward with proposed pot business ban

It appears businesses that deal in marijuana won’t be setting up shop in Oxford Township as officials took another step toward banning them. Following the Jan. 9 first reading of a proposed ordinance that “prohibits all marijuana establishments within the boundaries of the township,” the board of trustees voted 5-2 to set a second reading […]

Oxford man creates FB group to connect volunteers with causes

An Oxford Village resident is paying forward the generosity the community showed him by creating a pool of volunteers to help others. Last October, Justin Willcock started a closed group Facebook page entitled, “Volunteers of North Oakland County (VONOC),” the purpose of which is to connect “those who wish to volunteer” with “those who seek […]

Village gets positive audit report, adds to fund balance

Oxford Village’s books got a clean bill of health from the auditor last week. The municipality’s financial statements for the 2017-18 fiscal year received an unmodified opinion from the East Lansing-based firm of Stevens, Kirinovic & Tucker, P.C. During his Jan. 8 audit presentation, Aaron Stevens, a principal in the firm, told the village council […]

Council looks at lowering snow fines

Oxford residents and property owners who fail remove snow and ice from their sidewalks could face lower fines under draft ordinance language presented to the village council last week. The proposed ordinance amendment will return to council for a first reading at its Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Under the existing […]

Village PD handles over 5,600 calls for service last year

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Apparently, the Oxford Village Police Department. Last year, the department recorded 5,656 calls for service, an increase of 73 from the year before. “Calls for service (encompass) any and all contact we have with the public,” said Police Chief Mike Solwold. That includes everything […]

Bossardet honored

It was like the ‘Sue Bossardet Farewell Tour’ at last week’s meetings of Oxford’s village council and township board. Both elected bodies recognized Bossardet for her years of service to the community, most notably the time she spent on the village council. Bossardet served on council from 1994 to 2001 and again, from 2013-18. She […]

Fund-raiser for Oxford dad battling cancer

Fund-raiser for Oxford dad battling cancer

Last summer, Oxford Village resident Eddie Kenny noticed something hard inside his left forearm just above the elbow. Because he was doing a lot of work restoring outdoor decks as part of a side business, he didn’t pay much attention to it. He thought it was something innocuous caused by the physical strain of his […]

Here fishy, fishy, fishy!

Want to catch more fish? Want to catch bigger fish? Hans Kalohn claims his product will do both when “just a pinch” is applied to your favorite lures. “It’s good for all game fish. It’s good for all seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall,” said the Oxford resident. Kalohn is the creator of Fish […]

Holts hosting fund-raising concert for Boston Children’s Hospital

From the von Trapps to the Jacksons to the Osmonds, the world of music has included a number of famous family acts over the years. The Holts aren’t legends like the aforementioned families, but they are well-known in the Oxford area. Bob, Jesse, Andrew, Bryan and Andrea Holt, along with some of their friends, will […]

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