Peeking In The Past

10 years ago

July 14, 2010
A visible and wet reminder that the aging Addison Township Hall needs to be either repaired or torn down and replaced came cascading into the supervisor’s office and the Oakland County Sherif’s substation July 8. “The whole building is falling apart,” said township Supervisor Bruce Pearson.
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Oxford Village’s intersection of M-24 and Burdick St. received a technological upgrade last week courtesy of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). Workers and their trusty orange bucket trucks were out converting the intersection’straffic signals from traditional incandescent bulbs to more efficient lightemittingdiodes (LEDs)

25 years ago

July 19, 1995

Giant trees were uprooted, large branches cracked off, live wires fell and lightning zapped a house last Thursday as a black storm wall blasted its way through searing heat. One resident even reported spotting a twister touch down on South Coats Road, though the National Weather Service in White Lake said there was none, only straight line winds causing severe damage.
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Camp Oakland’s board of directors stayed within its own organization to find its new executive director. Janet McPeek, who had been the camp’s clinical director, replaces interim director Bill Matus.

50 years ago

July 16, 1970
Oxford area school board members and superintendent Roger Oberg are pleased, but not totally satisfied, with the recently approved school state aid bill. Under its provisions, Oxford will receive an increase per student of approximately $41. This will mean an additional $123,000 in state aid for area schools.
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Detective Leo Misener of the Oxford Police Department searches among debris behind Bill’s Bar for possible clues which he hopes will help police capture the man who bombed the tavern on Washington St in Oxford early Sunday morning.
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At its meeting Tuesday night, the Oxford Area Board of Education approved the hiring of a new football coach and promoted another Oxford High coach to athletic director. Named to coach the Wildcats this fall was Al Armstrong. Lee Noftz will be the new A.D.

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