Mudders back in Oxford

Mudders back in Oxford

By Don Rush Last month the population of Oxford grew (at least temporarily) substantially as the Tough Mudder event wrapped up another successful weekend. According to Evert Sers, Tough Mudder Director of Live Events, the June 18-19 event had about 5,500 participants. “It was a great event,” he said. “We had beautiful weather and I […]

Schools project $88 million budget for 2022-23 school year

By Don Rush Last month the Oxford school board approved the General Fund budget for the 2022-2023 school year with revenues calculated at $88,237,328 – about $4,000 more than the final amended budget for the 2021-22 school year. The school year started July 1, 2022 and ends on June 30, 2023. According to Sam Barna, […]

Rowley inducted into Hall of Fame

Rowley inducted into Hall of Fame

By Don Rush One thing you can say about Oxford resident and former Oxford Varsity Football Coach Maurice “Bud” Rowley is, he is consistent. He likes to win. On June 24 he won again – being inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame along with 13 other coaches. A plaque […]

A lot has changed in nearly 250 years

A lot has changed in nearly 250 years

This past weekend with fireworks and much merriment, we celebrated the declaration of our country’s independence. Not, as some get confused, our being independent from the old world’s superpower, England. On July 4, 1776 we merely announced to the world that we were free and were prepared to back up our words with action. “When […]

Oxford resident ready to set sail

Oxford resident ready to set sail

 47th year in Port Huron to Mackinac race By Don Rush Jeff and Cathy Henderson are new to Oxford, having moved to the township from Independence Township this past April. They are not new sailing – as a matter of fact, the couple is getting ready for Jeff’s 47th year participating in the Bayview Mackinac […]

Absentee ballots starting to go out

By Don Rush Area voters who requested absentee ballots for the Aug. 2 Primary Election should start receiving them shortly. Absentee ballots started to go out two weeks ago in Oxford Township and according to Addison Township Clerk Pauline Bennette, if you requested an absentee ballot, “your ballot should be mailed by June 27.” In […]

Looking good downtown

Looking good downtown

Tmobile Co., donated $50,000 to the Oxford Downtown District Authority on June 15. According DDA Executive Director Kelly Westbrook, in addition the local franchise owner Les Thomas refurbished an area in the southwest municipal parking lot (behind Victoria’s). New brick pavers, patio furniture and even a fire-pit for visitors to town to enjoy. The new […]

Beverly Rigney, 90

 Former longtime Oxford resident Beverly (Stokes) Rigney passed away on June 24, 2022, peacefully with her family at her side, at the age of 90. She was born in Pontiac to Clayton and Leona Stokes and was in the class of 1949 at Lake Orion High School. She is survived by sons Daniel Rigney, Gary […]

Jeffery Scott, 68

 Former Oxford resident Jeffery Michael Scott passed away peacefully on June 17, 2022, at home in Casper, Wyoming, after a short struggle with Melanoma. He was 68. Jeff was born October 3, 1953, to Albert and Elvina Scott in Northville, MI. During high school, he and his brother Steven worked on a dairy farm. After […]

Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

If you were up and about early Friday morning (June 24) in Oxford Village, you may have watched this hot air balloon rise up above Centennial Park. This photo was taken at about 7:05 a.m. Photo by D. Rush

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