My Way

‘That’s the problem in this country. People are never satisfied with stuff the way it is. You gotta make it bigger and better and stronger and faster.? ? Comedian Denis Leary You ever notice how the people who supposedly love Oxford the most are constantly proposing ways to fundamentally change the community. It’s like they’ve […]

Brain games!

Students from across southeast Michigan came to Oxford Elementary School Saturday morning to flex their mental muscles and compete for academic glory. The school played host to a tournament conducted by the Michigan League of Academic Games (MLAG). A total of 104 students from eight schools spanning Ann Arbor to Novi played a series of […]

Remembering them with a wreath

Beneath the frozen ground they slumber in silence as yet another year draws to a close. Some died on foreign soil fighting for our country. Others passed away peacefully in their warm beds many years after they answered the call to duty. Though none of them are here to celebrate another Christmas with their families […]

Message Center gets new look

Last week, an Oxford landmark completely disappeared and some folks wondered what happened to it. The Message Center billboard, located on the east side of M-24 just south of Drahner Rd., was totally blank for a while, but not because the owner’s getting rid of it. He was simply in the process of changing its […]

Kids on patrol?

Move over Ponch and John, here comes Matthew (left) and Samantha Wilson. The 2 and 3-year-old brother-sister team from Oxford climbed aboard an Oakland County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle during the ?1st Annual Rough Tough Truck Night? at Seymour Lake Park Friday. Sponsored by Oxford Township Parks and Recreation, the event gave kids (and adults) the […]

Outdoor water use restricted in township

Oxford Township water customers are being told to restrict their outdoor water usage until further notice. The manadatory restriction began Thursday, June 10 following the township board’s vote to impose it the day before at the request of the Oakland County Drain Commission and the township engineer. All customers served by the township water system […]

Angels for Angela

‘I had noticed this mole before, but didn’t think anything of it until it started itching. It didn’t look right and I remember thinking I should do something, but I kind of blew it off.? ‘I didn’t have it my whole life. I knew I’d had it for at least a year.? Then one day […]

Kitty starts fire in mobile home

Be kind to your pets or they just may set your house on fire. Case in point ? At 1:31 p.m. Friday, June 11 Oxford firefighters were dispatched to 458 Kirkwood (inside the Parkhurst Estates mobile home park) to extinguish a fire started by a pet cat. According to Fire Chief Jack LeRoy, it all […]


Oxford Elementary lost a combined 64 years worth of experience Friday with the retirements of Adelle Lund, Kathie Schafnitz and Linda Lamphere. ‘I know I remember laughing a lot and that’s what’s most important,? said Lund of her 17-year teaching career, which has been divided between Daniel Axford and Oxford elementaries. Prior to taking a […]

Introducing Joe Young…

Had Joe Young made the cut on the Central Michigan University baseball team, he might have had a career in major league baseball instead of local government. ‘I wanted to play for the (Detroit) Tigers,? said Young, who began his job as the new Oxford Village manager Monday. But despite the strong pitching arm he […]