Trail looking for new mgr.

A new manager for the Polly Ann Trail is being sought following the resignation of Troy Farwell last week. ‘I love the trail. It’s been a friend,? he said. ‘It’s just time for me to go.? The PAT Management Council voted to accept Farwell’s resignation as of Dec. 31. Part of the reason for his […]

Fire destroys Sand Bar garage, multiple vehicles

An early morning fire destroyed a detached garage and all the vehicles inside it at 3920 Sand Bar Ct. in Oxford Township. The blaze occurred around 4:20 a.m. Sunday, north of Stanton Rd. and east of Baldwin Rd. ‘They heard a boom or a pop, looked out the window and saw the flames,? said Fire […]

Alleged mortgage scam artist faces felony charges

A 35-year-old Sterling Heights man who allegedly conned an Addison resident out of just under $16,000 as part of a home loan modification scam was bound over Monday to Oakland County Circuit Court. Louay Adeeb Haddad (who also goes by the name Loui Joseph Haddad) is facing four counts of larceny by conversion from $1,000 […]

The King and I

The King of Rock ‘n? Roll is dead, but his memory lives on in Lauren Jacobsen’s basement. Outside of Graceland, the 27-year-old Oxford resident has probably one of the largest collections of Elvis Presley memorabilia around. Jacobsen has shelves upon shelves upon shelves of Elvis memorabilia, ranging from mass-produced souvenirs to one-of-a-kind items. ‘My collection […]

Dad, can I have the keys to the plane?

For most teenagers, the most exciting accomplishment of their high school years is obtaining the coveted driver’s license, so they can hit the open road. But for Addison resident Calvin Vaughn, his most thrilling feat was earning his pilot’s license last month, so he can soar off into the wild blue yonder. ‘It’s something cool […]

A truly grand opening

When it comes to the fast food game, there are more choices now than there’s ever been. But judging by the reception Oxford gave it, McDonald’s is still the undisputed king of the hamburger business. On Dec. 17, Oxford’s new McDonald’s restaurant officially opened for business with so much fanfare one would have thought a […]

85 OHS senior athletes honored

Eighty-five Oxford High School students were honored June 3 at the 2003-04 Senior Athletes Dinner held at the Boulder Pointe Conference Center and sponsored by the Oxford Wildcat Booster Club. ‘For the past 30 years the seniors of Oxford High School have been recognized for their efforts participating in sports while continuing to achieve academic […]

Fire at Parkhurst Estates

A double-wide mobile home inside Parkhurst Estates caught fire Monday morning due to what appears to have been an overloaded electrical outlet, according to Oxford Fire Chief Jack LeRoy. Oxford firefighters were dispatched to 426 Worthington Drive (inside the mobile home park) at 8:03 a.m. to extinguish a structure fire. When they arrived, fire personnel […]

Young inventor does it again!

Chandler Macocha has done it again! The Oxford Middle School eighth-grader and budding boy genius created yet another invention which has earned him more fame and fortune. It’s called ‘The Roofer’s Dream? and the innovative shingle remover recently earned Macocha a regional second place finish in the sixth-through-eighth-grade category of the 2004 Sears Craftsman/National Science […]

Landscaping, lighting, fencing for water treatment plant selected

Oxford Township officials May 25 settled the landscaping, lighting and fencing issues surrounding the proposed water treatment plant to be located on Queens Drive in the Oxford Woods subdivision. The board voted to place ‘angled wrought iron fencing? topped with points, similar to that used cemeteries, around the facility property. Along the back of the […]