First village president passed away

First village president passed away

Jackie Wassil was 83 By Don Rush Oxford Village’s first female council president has passed away at the age of 83. According to members of her family, Jacqueline “Jackie” Wassil, most recently of Port St Lucie, Florida, died in her sleep on July 2, 2021. She served on the council from 1979-1986, becoming its first […]

Forget CRT. It’s time for some good ol’ CDT!

Forget CRT. It’s time for some good ol’ CDT!

This whole Critical Race Theory (CRT) seems to be a spectacle in the making — a mud-slinging contest which could go on for years. So, why talk about it now? Why get bent out of shape for something “they” say “isn’t” taught in elementary and secondary schools? Why? It came to me the other evening, […]

Third time’s the charm?

Third time’s the charm?

Drivers through downtown Oxford Monday morning were routed to one lane each north and southbound. The reason: Workers tried for a third time this year to adhere decorative crosswalks across Washington St., at Burdick. As of Tuesday morning, the crosswalks were still there. Photo by D. Rush.

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

This is our 67th week of reporting local COVID numbers. Our area saw a decrease in recent cases, a small up-tick in total cases and one additional COVID-related death. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 2,737 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 2,741. […]

Marjorie Ryckman, 91

Former Lake Orion resident Marjorie Ann (Turner) Ryckman passed away on July 16, 2021 in Lewiston, Michigan. She was 91 years old. She was born on May 22, 1930 in Lake Orion and lived there until moving to Lewiston in 1988 with her husband of 71 years, Cecil. Together they had two sons, Dennis (deceased) […]

Neillie Williams, 94

Neillie Marie Williams, 94, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family. She was born on July 15, 1926, the oldest of seven children of Rosella Aeschliman and Edward Goeke. She graduated nurses training at St. Mary’s with a RN degree, then worked at Grime-Smith hospital where she met and married Dr. Charles Williams of Leonard, […]

Oxford Village Police month end report

Well, by the numbers this past June, drivers in and through Oxford Village are driving better. According to Chief Mike Solwold’s June 2021 report, Oxford police issued 420 tickets or warnings this past June — 62 less than in June of 2020. Most of the tickets or warnings were for speeding — 176 of the […]

It’s been an interesting few weeks!

It’s been an interesting few weeks!

As slow as 2020 seemed to be, 2021 is humming along unnaturally fast . . . yeah, I know, I know: time is time and it’s set at one speed. Figuratively, however, I gotta’ say the year is whipping by, especially the last few weeks. Working for the newspaper here kinda’ keeps me feeling young […]

Weekly COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 Update

This is our 66th week of reporting local COVID numbers. Our area again saw decreases in recent cases, a small up-tick in total cases and no addition COVID-related deaths. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 2,735 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 2,737. […]

Public Notice: Addison Township

Township of Addison Public Hearing Notice Zoning Board of Appeals Please be advised pursuant to the Provisions of Public Act 110 of 2006 as amended, the Township of Addison Zoning Board of Appeals on August 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter, shall hold a Public Hearing and the meeting/hearing will be held at […]

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