I woke up and I was sick — and old.

I woke up and I was sick — and old.

Last week was just one of those weeks. Everything was moving along swimmingly, relatively smoothly. Monday happened, I wrote my column, put together some of the paper, took care of chores both at home and at work . . . and then I woke up on Tuesday morning. I woke up bright and early Tuesday […]

Gloria Smith, 85

Ortonville resident Gloria Jean Smith passed away on Jan. 10, 2020. She was 85. Gloria was born on April 5, 1934. She was the loving wife of the late James; dear mother of Pamela Wild, Karen Smith, Barbara Montgomery and Julie Durant; adored grandmother of Danielle, Courtney and Sasha (Scott); great grandmother of Lexi, Taylor […]

Betty Hedges, 73

Former Oxford resident Betty Hedges passed away on Dec. 31, 2019 in Henderson, Nevada. She was 73 years old. Betty was born in Detroit  on Feb. 15, 1946 to Emilius and Melenia VanHoudt.   Betty grew up in Detroit and after marrying Doug, they settled down in Sterling Heights and had their children, later moving […]

Random reader commentary regarding Rush

Random reader commentary regarding Rush

We are well into the new year that is 2020 and with that said, I do need to clean up some communications readers have sent me. I mean, come on, if you’re gonna’ take the time to write, I should have the common courtesy to use/share. Thank you readers for reading and caring enough to […]

Judith Ann Welch, 77

Judith Ann Welch, age 77, of Roscommon, died on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at home in the presence and comfort of her family. Judy was born August 28, 1942 in Pennsylvania to Abby Heichel and Blaine Heichel. Judy will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Tony and […]

Tommy Risinger, 73

Tommy Lin Risinger, 73, of Metamora, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019. He was born March 24, 1946 in Pontiac. Tommy graduated from Oxford High School, class of 1964. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. When he returned home, he married Kathleen Wade on November 28, 1969 in […]

Michael Conner, 69

Micheal D Conner age 69 of Oxford, MI passed away suddenly December 26, 2019. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Rosemary (Matt), Raina (Aaron), Shellie, and grandchildren Bruce, Brandon, Ashley, Tyler and AJ. Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.

Julia Ann Binning, 85

Julia Ann Binning, of Luther, passed away on December 24, 2019 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center in  Baldwin. She was 85 years old. Julia was born on August 25, 1934 in Waterford Township to Floyd and Merle (Hutchinson) Giddins. On August 14, 1954 she entered into marraige with James Mercer Binning in Waterford Township. She […]


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