Another Dolecek tractor found

Stacy Stimson got his Dolecek toy tractor when he was just an infant. Stimson, a deputy for the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department, received the tractor from his great uncle Otto Schwandt in 1952 as a birth gift. In the early 1950s, Schwandt worked for John and Albert Dolecek at their tool and die/toy factory on […]

My Way

Although no one has officially claimed the body, the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission passed away on Feb. 23, 2005. It was barely 6 years old. Oakland County Circuit Judge Wendy Potts formally ordered the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission ? or OPFEC as it was affectionately nicknamed ? be taken off life […]

Father loses son to heroin, wants to save others

When Oxford resident Keith Snider talks about his late son and what happened to him, the expected mixture of love, anguish and regret is there in the tone of his voice. But there’s also determination. He’s clearly determined to make sure no one else’s child loses their life to heroin like his 22-year-old son Ely […]

Heroin purity, not usage, is up

Is heroin usage on the rise in the Oxford area? Is there an ‘epidemic? as some believe? The answers to these questions depends on who you ask. ‘There’s been increased use that we know of,? said Oakland County Sheriff’s Lt. Larry Perry, commander of the Oxford Township substation. ‘I don’t have any hard statistics other […]

District buys more TV time

Once again, Oxford Community Schools is going to be prominently featured on local prime time television and once again, the district is paying for the exposure. The district will be highlighted as part of the 30-minute ‘The Best Schools in Michigan? infomercial set to air Wednesday, April 14 at 8:30 p.m. on WXYZ-TV Channel 7. […]

Nolde brothers ready to live up to their grandfather’s name

Around Oxford High School, the last name Nolde is a familiar one to many students and staff. Byron Nolde graduated there in 2008 while his younger brother, Bart, is preparing to receive his diploma in June. But what many Wildcats may not realize is that the Nolde name has some historical significance to it on […]

Schools rally to help teacher after house fire

It’s always amazing how a community can instantly rally to help one of its own when tragedy strikes. Krista Rushlow, a third-grade teacher at Oxford Elementary, has experienced this firsthand over the last week or so following the house fire her family suffered March 20. Staff, students and parents at Oxford, Daniel Axford, Clear Lake […]

Judge Potts orders OPFEC’s dissolution

Even though a judge has formally ordered the dissolution of the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission, it appears the court battles between the village and township will continue to rage on a while longer. ‘It is hereby ordered that OPFEC shall be dissolved,? wrote Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts in her Feb. […]

Township raises tap fess to $4,800

Effective immediately new connections to the Oxford Township water system will cost $4,800 each. Township officials Feb. 23 voted unanimously to raise new tap fees from $3,800 to $4,800 in an effort to finance approximately $16 million worth of planned improvements to the water system over the next few years. Officials Feb. 23 also voted […]

CAD students’ work featured in magazine

Imagine if something you created unexpectedly turned up in the pages of a popular magazine. That’s what happened to Oxford High School senior Brian McCormick and junior Bryan Beaver when two of their computer-generated designs graced page 86 of the March/April 2005 issue of ReadyMade ? a bimonthly do-it-yourself project magazine that emphasizes inventing (or […]