Fundraising shredding event at Lake Orion UPS

Lake Orion UPS and Iron Mountain Shredding are sponsoring a shredding event to be on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot in front of the UPS store at 540 N. Lapeer Rd. in Lake Orion. People are invited to bring all of their shreddable paper products including […]

Independence Township woman found dead after three day search

By Megan Kelley Clarkston News Editor mkelley@mihomepaper.com INDEPENDENCE TWP. — A missing Independence Township woman was found dead on Monday after three days of searching by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. According to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page around 2 p.m. on Monday, authorities found the woman, who was previously identified as […]

Primary Election races set for Oxford Twp. Board of Trustees

Congressional, state representative and county races also set By Jim Newell Managing Editor OXFORD TWP. — The races are set for Oxford Township Board of Trustees and the board will have at least one new member after incumbent Trustee Margaret Payne did not file for reelection, according to the Oakland County Elections Division official candidate […]

Reverend Robert Jones in concert on May 11

DRYDEN — Musician and storyteller Rev. Robert Jones comes to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dryden for the fifth in their concert series at 7 p.m. May 11. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering from those attending will support Outreach Teen Relief program, aiding high school students in Dryden and Almont. […]

Oxford Elementary School will be taking steps to combat truancy in their building

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer ssoldan@mihomepaper.com OXFORD TWP. — During the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education meeting on April 23, Oxford Elementary Principal Jeff Brown presented on their current Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) work and what they plan to do next school year for the current student absentee rates. “This is nation-wide […]

Oxford DDA to begin filing for 501c3 status through tech grant

Nonprofit status would allow additional grants and revenue streams for the DDA By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com OXFORD — The Oxford Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors approved the DDA to begin filing for 501c3 status at its April 15 meeting. The DDA will use a tech grant through Oakland County Main Street for […]

Village Hall parking lot resurfacing begins

Village Hall parking lot resurfacing begins

Visitors can still use lot during paving By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com OXFORD — Demolition and resurfacing began on the Oxford Village Hall’s parking lot on April 15, marking the beginning of a project the village has been preparing for over at least five years. The work transitioned from being a three-phase project to […]

Washington Square to receive planter boxes and other furniture

OXFORD — Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors approved funding to be spent on bringing furniture to Washington Square at its meeting on April 15. This includes spending $3,100 on six movable boxes to act as garden beds that measure 8 feet long and 22 inches tall. Tall grass will be planted in some […]

Village sewer rates likely to increase each year for next five years

Water rates also likely to increase By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com OXFORD — The Oxford Village Council discussed potential sewer and water rate increases at its April 9 meeting, ultimately deciding to postpone the discussion until the next budget workshop. The proposed increases are due to “many county-wide system repairs and maintenance projects over […]