OHS equestrians to make 20th trip in 20 years to state championship

Telltale signs of fall include leaves changing color, weekend trips to cider mills and folks decorating their houses with pumpkins and scarecrows. In Oxford, folks can be sure that autumn has officially arrived when the high school equestrian team finds itself in the hunt for another state title. For the 20th consecutive year, the Wildcat […]

Twp. rejects allocating $500K for safety path

Officials to reconsider proposal in February A motion to allocate nearly $500,000 for the construction of a safety path along the south side of Seymour Lake Rd., from Dunlap Rd. to Sanders Rd., was shot down last week by the Oxford Township Board. It failed in a 4-2 vote not because officials are opposed to […]

OXFD gets $154K grant to keep stations’ air clean

Money from the federal government continues to roll in for the Oxford Fire Department. The department was recently awarded a $154,090 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Oxford will add $15,409 to purchase two new exhaust removal systems to replace the existing ones at both […]

Twp. OKs tax rates, budgets for 2020

When its 2020 fiscal year begins Jan. 1, Oxford Township will be ready to roll. Last week, the township board set its millage rates and approved its budgets for next year during a short, special meeting. All of the property tax rates, which will be levied in December, are slightly lower than this year’s millage […]

Hoofing it

Lakeville Elementary students, staff and parents celebrated International Walk to School Day on Sept. 25 by walking along Lakeville Rd., from the entrance to the Oxford Lakes subdivision to the front doors of their school. It was a beautiful morning for a relaxing stroll and some good exercise. For more photos, pick up a copy […]

BeeHive Homes invites public to grand opening Oct. 11

BeeHive Homes of Oxford is holding a grand opening celebration on Friday, Oct. 11 and the public is invited to check out the newest assisted living community. It’s located on the west side of N. Glaspie St. in the village, just north of Powell St. and the Polly Ann Trail. “We really just want to […]

State’s proposed decision gives thumbs down to Beaumont

We just received word that Beaumont’s application for a certificate of need from the State of Michigan to build a 117-bed hospital on M-24 in Oxford Township, just north of the village, has been “disapproved,” in a 5-page proposed decision. A lack of population within the area that Beaumont was proposing to serve and within […]

DDA approached with idea for 5-story bldg.

DDA approached with idea for 5-story bldg.

No building in downtown Oxford is taller than three stories, but that could change. Glenn Pape, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, confirmed he’s been talking with a development group that’s interested in potentially constructing a five-story building on a vacant piece of land in the northwest quadrant. “It’s about a $5 million building,” […]

Trail council greenlights trumpeter swan rescue

Concerned citizens and government officials are working together to help a young swan with a deformity that will most likely lead to its death if it’s not removed from the wild. Last week, the Polly Ann Trail Management Council voted unanimously to allow the Howell Nature Center or its designee to access the trail right-of-way, […]

Oxford hunter bags first black bear

Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you. Oxford Township resident Aaron Curtis got the bear. More specifically, he bagged his first black bear while hunting on private land near Alpena on Sept. 16. Field dressed, the bear weighed 157 pounds. “I was happy with it,” said Curtis, a 1998 Oxford […]

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