A tribute to the old Bills

How appropriate that a classic poem about an “old Bill” who served his country was recited on Memorial Day by another Bill who once answered duty’s call. Oxford Township Supervisor Bill Dunn, a Vietnam War veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force, was the keynote speaker for the annual ceremony held in downtown’s Centennial […]

Line, Rayner to coach in celebrity b-ball game

Everyone knows Zach Line and Dave Rayner are local legends on the gridiron, but can these Wildcat Hall of Famers coach a ragtag bunch of misfits to glory on the basketball court? This question will be answered on Saturday, June 4 when these two former Oxford High School sports stars who made it into the […]

Council passes budget, keeps tax rate same

Oxford Village’s 2016-17 budget, which takes effect July 1, barely passed last week in a 3-2 council vote. Councilmen Tom Kennis and Erik Dolan voted against it because they believe there’s more work to be done as far as cutting costs and saving the money. “Fiscally, we are not solid as a village,” Kennis said. […]

Honor the fallen, help the living

“Let us remember (that) a veteran is someone who at one time, or point in their life, wrote a blank check – a check payable to the United States for an amount up to and including their life.” Those were the poignant words of Leonard Rusher, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who was the […]

Lest we forget

Memorial Day is always a big deal in small towns like Oxford. Let’s hope that never changes no matter how large the community grows or how busy life gets.

Giving back

Giving back

Charter Communications employee Chad Blumerich, of Elba Township, installs a garage entry door while fellow Charter employee Cam Plew, of Fenton, looks on. The two volunteered their time in Oxford Saturday as part of Charter Our Community, a home improvement program designed to help those in need. Please see the story, “Mother, son’s home fixed […]

Mother, son’s home fixed up by volunteers

Usually, when Charter Communications employees show up at people’s houses, it’s for an installation or repair related to cable television or internet services. But that wasn’t the case Saturday when approximately 30 Charter employees and their family members volunteered their time to repair and improve the Oxford Village home of Deborah Brown, 58, and Tim, […]

Local Memorial Day observances

Monday, May 30 is the unofficial start of the summer season, which means barbecues, beaches and boating. But let us not forget that Monday is also Memorial Day, a time to honor the countless soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen who sacrificed their lives at home and around the world to keep America free and secure, […]

Firefighters honored for bravery

Four Addison firefighters and three Oxford residents were among those honored May 18 by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for their extraordinary efforts in saving lives and assisting public safety personnel over the past year. From the Addison Fire Department, Chief Jerry Morawski, Sgt. Joe Fisher, Sgt. Chuck Johnson, and EMS Coordinator Rob Fitzpatrick were […]