17 teams and counting…

It was an emotional yet positive night as approximately 35 people attended the Feb. 23 kick off event at Kalloway’s Restaurant and Pub for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Oxford’s first-ever Relay for Life is being planned for May 14-15 at the new Oxford High School track. ‘I’m hoping you will spread the […]

DA custodian is Campion nominee

For Oxford resident Barbara Berlinger being a school custodian is more than cleaning up after hundreds of students on a daily basis. It’s about talking with kids at lunch, opening their milk containers, giving them hugs when they need it and making sure they feed the fish every day. These little extras are the reason […]

Dolecek toy tractor was a favorite — then and now

When Darryl Lambertson was small child growing up in Oxford, his toy-of-choice was a red metal wind-up tractor produced locally by a father-son team named Dolecek. ‘I played with it all the time,? said the lifelong Oxford resident who turned 60 Saturday and resides on Moyer St. ‘It was my favorite toy.? Today, Lambetson still […]

Grapplers pin regional title, next stop states

The defeat of both Linden and Flint-Kearsley Feb. 23 meant one thing to the Oxford Varsity Wrestling team ? they’re the new regional champs! ‘I had my doubts at the beginning of the season, but this team’s made me a believer,? said a proud Coach Paul McDevitt. ‘I’ll never doubt them again.? Oxford defeated Linden […]

Honest Abe visits DA

Although he’s been dead for 140 years, President Abraham Lincoln still finds time to make the occasional public appearance. On Thursday, Feb. 24, the 16th president of the United States, savior of the Union and liberator of the slaves stopped by Daniel Axford Elementary to chat with first graders about his life and answer a […]

Cagers finish third in FML

A three-point shot by a Lapeer East player with 13 seconds on the clock prevented the Oxford Varsity Boys Basketball team from beating the first place team in the last game of the regular season Friday night. Despite going toe-to-toe with the Eagles, Oxford lost 49-47. Leading scorers were Billy Keenist with 13 points; Dave […]

OES kids raising money for pooch’s surgery

Teacher Barbara Johnston’s fourth-grade class at Oxford Elementary is raising money to help a young dog get the surgery she needs to be adopted into a loving home and live a healthy life. ‘Each class is doing a different community service project,? Johnston said. ‘We had kids raising money for Haiti and they realize that’s […]

Will twp. say yes or no to pot?

Businesses wishing to dispense medical marijuana may or may not be able to set up shop in Oxford Township, depending on what officials decide at their 7 p.m. Wednesday April 14 meeting. When the township board meets at Fire Station #1 (96 N. Washington St.), it’s expected to discuss the possibility of amending its zoning […]

Rock the vote for Elissa!

Oxford residents can help one of their own become a local radio celebrity by voting for Elissa Harrison to become the 2010 WRIF Rock Girl. ‘I’m one of those people that loves being around others and this is just a great opportunity,? said the 2006 graduate of Oxford High School. ‘I have loved rock (music) […]

Mixed opinions on smoking ban at Legion post

When Michigan’s smoking ban takes effect May 1, private clubs like Oxford American Legion Post 108 will be forced by law to become tobacco-free zones along with every bar and restaurant across the state. But some veterans won’t let the government extinguish the cigarettes, cigars and pipes at their lodge without a fight. Approximately 120 […]