Landscaping biz awards free services to residents in need

A Lake Orion landscape business, Joe’s Lawn Care, is changing the landscape of community service one lawn at a time. Owner Joe Highlen and his brother Charlie Highlen, both of Lake Orion, recently provided free lawn makeovers to three people who needed the help, including two Oxford residents. Joe’s Lawn Care LLC is a private […]

Resident believes dispatch decision lacked accountability

The issue of police dispatch once again reared its head during last week’s Oxford Village Council meeting as part of the public comment portion. Dave Gerber, who serves as chaplain for the village police department, voiced his concerns over council’s 3-2 vote on June 20 to begin the process of transferring police dispatch services to […]

Homemade Trump sign vandalized

As political campaigns heat up locally, so do incidents of vandalism. Alex and Marcia McKinnon, of Oxford, posted a political sign on their 68-acre farm, only to have it defaced several days later. Marcia, a former art teacher, created the political sign herself in an effort to express her opinion in regards to November’s general […]

Twp. board okays purchase of defibrillators for patrol cars

A valuable, new piece of equipment designed to help save people’s lives will be added to two Oakland County Sheriff’s patrol cars in Oxford Township. Last week, township officials voted 6-0 to purchase a couple of defibrillators from Physio-Control, Inc., a company based in Redmond, Washington, for a total of $3,358. Sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Lenz, […]

Public Safety

Aug. 13: Oxford Village police received a report at 10:37 p.m. that a caller had found a medium-sized black and brown dog, possibly a black lab, with no collar on Silverbell/Lapeer Rd. Police advised the caller to post a photo of the dog on the Facebook page “For the Love of Louie.” Aug. 12: Oakland […]

Cooling center open in Oxford

Folks, particularly senior citizens, who don’t have air-conditioning and want or need to beat this terrible heat are invited to cool off at the Oxford Village municipal complex located at 22 W. Burdick St. Village Manager Joe Young said a cooling center has been set up there. Residents can enjoy the air-conditioning in either the […]

Hail to the chief!

Hail to the chief!

  U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln (Fred and Bonnie Priebe, of Belleville) were the guests of honor in Oxford’s Fourth Annual Lone Ranger Parade Saturday. The Lincolns were one of 94 entries that marched, rolled, and strolled along M-24.

District looks to split failed millage for Nov. 8 ballot

There’s an old axiom in politics – if at first you don’t succeed, try again in the next election. At its Tuesday, Aug. 9 meeting, the Oxford Board of Education was expected to vote on whether or not to place a pair of millage proposals on the November ballot to make up for the narrow […]

School millage proposals to appear on Nov. ballot

The Oxford Board of Education voted 5-0 Aug. 9 to approve a resolution that put two millage proposals on the Nov. 8 ballot, following the defeat of a $5 million-per-year operating tax which appeared in the primary election August 2. Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Sam Barna said this move will split the previous […]

Beane, D’Alessandro, Donnelly seeking school board seats

This year’s election for the Oxford Board of Education promises to be a competitive one, based on the number of candidates who filed with the Oakland County Elections Division. Nine people are vying for three open seats on the board. All board members have four-year terms. Many of the school board candidates are active members […]