Peeking In The Past

10 Years Ago

January 13, 2010
Kingsbury Country Day School was officially designated an International Baccalaureate (IB)World School, one of only 25 such schools statewide.
Three Oxford High School students were killed in a car crash in Lake Orion on their way to school Monday, January 11. All three were 14-year old freshmen, who lived in Pontiac, but began attending OHS in the fall through the School of Choice Program.
Bill Anhel is recovering from the H1N1 virus. The 55-year-old Oxford resident spent the first half of December in a drug-induced coma, but left the hospital just in time for Christmas. He did not get the H1N1 flu vaccination because he did not believe it was necessary.

25 Years Ago

January 11, 1995
Addison Township gets a new fire chief — again. Chief Dave Powell resigned, citing personal reasons including an impending wedding. He has been replaced temporarily by assistant chief Bill Milerd. Powell was hired at the end of March to replace former chief Bob Schulz, who was forced out by the township board because he couldn’t foster “a harmonious relationship” with some board members.
Anna Brooks celebrated her 100th birthday at the Hope Senior Apartments Saturday. Her birthday was Dec. 27. Included among her surprises: a congratulatory letter from Gov. John Engler.

50 Years Ago

January 8, 1970
The accident that took the life of a Pontiac woman December 27 proved fatal to Fred R. Harroun, Tuesday afternoon. He died at Pontiac General Hospital from injuries suffered in the head-on crash.
Former Oxford student Llyod Tanner is recovering from a gunshot wound. The 23-year-old was taken out of intensive care at St. Joseph Hospital Tuesday. He was shot in Pontiac, on Dec. 29.
One of two stuffed reindeer featured in the Oxford Christmas Parade was stolen from a display in the yard of Dr. and Mrs. Wally Lee of Tanview Drive.

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