10 Years Ago
January 6, 2010
Oxford Village’s water tower on S. Glaspie St. is in need of some long overdue maintenance. According to a report filed by Dixon Engineering Inc., the 500,000 gallon tower requires at least $232,000 in repairs.
The Oxford High School wrestling team took first place at the Oxford Invite, finishing 5-0.
An apparently frozen coyote was found standing in a snowbank at Apache Ct. and Hosner Rd. in Addison Township. Nobody knows how it got there, but people thought it was funny. The resident who found it speculated that it was hit by a car, then someone thought it would be funny to prop it up.
Rachel Sowers, a 2008 Oxford High School graduate, landed a lead role in a Michigan-based independent film entitled “Oblivion.”
25 Years Ago
January 4, 1995
Oxford residents finally got what they’ve been clamoring for – a directional signal for the intersection of M-24 and Drahner. But when the lights went up the timing was thrown off and caused large traffic backups.
Just hours into the New Year, anger, alcohol and a gun blended into tragedy. A 40-year-old Oxford man was shot in the head by a neighbor with whom he had celebrated at a Hardwood Dr. home. The victim is listed in serious condition and remains in intensive care at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. The Gunman awaits charges.
Two months ago, MascoTech requested and recieved a $53,000 annual tax break from Oxford Village. Now the company’s future in Oxford is in doubt after the parent company, MascoTech Inc., announced it will sell off many of its holdings including its Oxford opperations.
50 Years Ago
January 1, 1970
A party store robbery and break-in at a local lumber yard Christmas Eve started a string of robberies during the holiday week. An Oxford tavern was broken into, and a restaurant, beauty shop and implement store were also hit by thieves.
Last week it looked like voters in Leonard might be handed a nearly blank ballot in the March 9 election. Now the ballot is nearly filled with candidates from both parties.
Sgt. Terrance A. Wilson is home on a 20-day leave from the Marines. Before leaving Okinawa he was presented the Navy Commendation Medal for meritous service in Vietnam.