Pilgrim relatives walk among us

Most Americans think of Thanksgiving as not only a national holiday, but a family tradition. But what if your family tradition included holding the first ever Thanksgiving some 400 years ago? Four residents from Oxford, Addison and Brandon townships can trace their roots back to the historic feast that started it all. Long before televised […]

Skate park proposal hinges on public support

If a skate park is ever going to be constructed in Scripter Park, it’s going to require a high level of public interest and involvement. Residents are being asked to attend the 7 p.m. Dec. 1 meeting of the Oxford Village Parks and Recreation Committee at the administration building on W. Burdick St. and give […]

Village offers Township dispatch discount

Oxford Township could pay a quarter less for fire and EMS dispatch services if it accepts the village’s recent offer. At a special Thursday meeting, council voted unanimously to offer a “good faith” 25 percent discount if the dispatch service contract it has with the township and the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission is […]

Council votes to repay Justice Department

A check for $31,203.35 from the Village of Oxford will soon be heading to U.S. Department of Justice. At a special meeting Thursday night, council voted unanimously to pay the village’s 22.83 percent portion of the $136,677 the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission owes for misused Community Oriented Policing Services grant funds paid to […]

The Civitans have arrived

Boasting 23 charter members, the new Great Oaks Civitan Club is up, running and ready to serve others. The club held its charter meeting Thursday, Nov. 20 at Kalloway’s Restaurant and Pub. “I was really surprised how fast it came together,” said Civitan Michigan District Governor Joyce Scafe, who’s also a Great Oaks charter member. […]

OPFEC approves fire and police budgets

The Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission last week approved its 2004 fire and police budgets. Commissioners approved a $938,738 budget for Oxford Fire Department operations – $827,291 for fire expenses and $111,447 for EMS expenses. Fire expenses consist of $532,143 for personnel; $9,075 for administration; $36,660 for supplies; $13,617 for vehicle supplies; $15,550 for […]

MDOT to repave M-24 in Oxford and Orion

Those pesky orange barrels will begin popping up along M-24 in Oxford and Orion next year. Their anticipated presence can only mean one thing – ROAD WORK! But don’t run screaming into the night just yet. Read on weary motorist. A 4.9-mile stretch of M-24 beginning at Clarkston Road in Orion and ending at the […]

Chiropractic USA comes to downtown Oxford

If Drs. Marc VanHoogstraat and Colleen Trombley have their way, “subluxation” is going to be a household word one day very soon. In an effort to spread the word about how interference with the nervous system (i.e. subluxation) diminishes people’s overall health and how proper chiropractic care can help, the couple converted their Lifetime Wellness […]

Rockin’ Christmas parade to roll through Oxford

Before you hang up your stocking and wait for Santa, put on your poodle skirt and listen for Elvis because Oxford’s annual Christmas Parade is ready to rock ‘n’ roll down Washington St. Saturday, Dec. 6. Sponsored by the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce, the theme for this year’s yule tide parade is “Rockin’ Around […]

Judge orders facilitation in township/village dispute

A circuit court judge last week put everything on hold and ordered Oxford Township and Village to enter into “facilitation” in an attempt to settle their legal dispute over the possible dissolution of the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts issued a Nov. 26 order holding “in abeyance […]

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