Gwen Godkin, 84

Life-long Oxford resident Gwen Ilene Godkin passed away on Aug. 4, 2022 at the age of 84. She was born on Sept. 13, 1937. Gwen was married to Robert Godkin for 63 years. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1955. Gwen was a secretary at Clear Lake Elementary for 33 years and retired in […]

Staying cool in the heat

Staying cool in the heat

It was hot and humid most of last week but that didn’t take the smiles off of these children who found the best way to beat the heat was to play in the water. Oxford Township Parks and Recreation’s Splash Pad at Seymour Lake Township Park is being well used this year.  Above are Kendra […]

Primary election over – local props pass

Primary election over – local props pass

The August 2 Primary Election is over and the results are in. In Oxford, 6,428 people cast their ballots out of the 21,514 registered voters (29.8 percent). In Addison Township the percentage was up slightly with 36.2 percent (4,663) of the 12,851 registered voters casting ballots. The proposal to renew the North Oakland Transportation Authority’s […]

Briefly: Roads resurfaced and Swiss sings

Rochester Road work to commence On Monday the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), was slated to start resurfacing Rochester Road from Tienken Road north to Lakeville Road in Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township. The work is expected to be completed by mid-October. During the work, the road will remain open to traffic […]

Don’t be alarmed, it’s only a drill

 The Oxford Village Police Department is conducting Homeland Security in Emergency Preparedness Training for multiple law enforcement agencies this week at Daniel Axford Elementary School, 74 Mechanic Street. Oxford Community Schools issued a press release this past weekend which stated, “We want to be sensitive to our community as we heal and understand that some […]

988 suicide prevention phone number has Oxford connections

988 suicide prevention phone number has Oxford connections

 By Don Rush Recently it was announced Michigan had joined the nation in “transitioning” to the 988 dialing code for suicide prevention. If a person is in crisis, they can dial the easy-to-remember 988 number on their phone and talk to trained personnel. What some may not know is the idea for an easier way […]

Never (ever) underestimate the ‘power’ of Don

Never (ever) underestimate the ‘power’ of Don

  I’ve said it before and I will go out on yet another limb, never, under any circumstance, discount the awesomeness and the power of your hero, me . . . Dandy Don Rush. By the end of this chapter into the hallowed annals of Don’t Rushmedom, you will take me seriously and if you’re […]

Deputies Rafalski and Oxford there to help Oxford students

Deputies Rafalski and Oxford there to help Oxford students

Last month, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard introduced the two newest members of the Sheriff’s Office K9 Comfort Unit – Sadie and Wildcat. They join a collection of floppy-eared, undeniably cute, and over-the-top affectionate King Charles Cavalier Spaniel purebred dogs to highlight the real law enforcement benefit they have. In fact, two more are expected […]

Local leaders invited to discuss Oxford Community Fund

Local leaders invited to discuss Oxford Community Fund

 By Don Rush The Four County Community Foundation has been working to make a difference by giving grants to local charity endeavors for 35 years. Since 1987, the foundation has given over $150,000 to the Oxford community, but maybe they can do better – at least that’s what the group’s executive director thinks. “I think […]

Churches bring revival to downtown Oxford

Churches bring revival to downtown Oxford

 By Don Rush Area churches from Oxford, Orion and Clarkston will host a four-night revival in Oxford Village’s Centennial Park from Aug. 24 througth Aug. 27. According to Lakepoint Community Church’s Rina Berryer, the idea of presenting the Oxford Revival has been in the plan for a number of years. “Then with COVID and the […]

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