Addison agrees on fire chief duties

After months of tweaking and fine tuning, Addison Township has a job description for a fire chief. At the July 20 meeting, the board of trustees approved a motion from Trustee Ed Brakefield to accept the job description, including where to publish the job classified. Clerk Pauline Bennett reported the township has already received four […]

Local industrialist takes movie role

Jeff Barron knows injection molding, he knows how to fabricate parts — he’s a ‘Barron? from Barron Industries in Oxford and is the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. But, lately he’s got a new gig. He’s been acting in the movie, Leonie!, currently being filmed in Michigan. Barron became involved with Leonie! when his friend […]

School house inching closer to new local

Addison Township received two bids to move the Arnold Schoolhouse to its new home and C & A Construction Co., from Allenton, Mich. will be moving the school within the next 2-3 weeks. C & A had the lowest bid at $9,700, but Supervisor Bruce Pearson said the company hadn’t gone through the route the […]

Learning safety all part of the fun for these kids

One-by-one the children climbed the tall steps leading into the bright yellow school bus at Clear Lake Elementary School. Once in their seats, the 4- and 5-year-olds were ready to practice what they learned at the annual Safety Town, hosted by Oxford Parks & Recreation, last week. Before getting onto the bus, they learned when […]

Oxford stop on campaign trail

Oxford developer Chuck Schneider shook hands with the man who approached him while he was breaking up the concrete. He stopped the work he was doing in front of the Farmer’s Market awning on N. Washington St. and let Rick Snyder introduce himself. Snyder is seeking the Republican nomination to run for Michigan’s governor. He’s […]

Don’t forget the…what’s the word

Oxford resident Alivia Lester sang the first three lines of Kid Rock’s ‘All Summer Long? with ease. ‘It was summertime in Northern . . .,? she paused. The next word was lost, but she knew it started with an ‘m.? ‘Minnesota,? she sang confidently and continued with the remaining words with friend Jolie Tremonti, of […]

Do not try this at home

Campers from Oxford Parks and Recreation Fun-N-Sun leaned over the pavement looking for sunflower seeds. The goal was to spit the seed the farthest during the Hillbilly Olympics held last Wednesday. It was the first (and probably the last time) the camp counselors would let the kids spit anything out of their mouths. Other events […]

Rural Pearl raises $5,330

The rain on Saturday morning slowed the start of the 11th annual Rural Pearl Ride, but didn’t dampen the spirits of 147 cyclists from near and far. ‘It turned out to be a nice ride despite the weather,? said Lori Collier, chair of this year’s ride. She noted they had 100 riders pre-register, the most […]

Seymour celebration!

Cold? A little. Cloudy? At times.. Excited? Oh, yes! Splashpad enthusiasts braved the unusual cold July day to be the first in the water at the grand opening during the Seymour Celebration on July 18. Besides getting wet and turning blue, everyone enjoyed the festivities Seymour Celebration had to offer, including Rough Tough Trucks, a […]

OHS spiker earns top award at volleyball camp

Oxford High senior Marissa Manzella showed off her skills at the Western Michigan University All-Team Camp. She impressed the WMU coaching staff and received the ‘First Team? award. Ten girls were awarded out of 400 players at the camp. ‘It was pretty sweet,? Manzella said about winning the award. ‘My coaches were there to see […]