Stir-frying with Ramen and your thoughts

Stir-frying with Ramen and your thoughts

I like reading newspapers, watching sports and television shows involving cooking. I know it might not sound “manly” to some, but, I enjoy cooking. Much like gardening in the summer, cooking in the winter is therapeutic. I find solace in the preparation — chopping onions, garlic, peppers, celery, carrots (the whole shabang), seasoning, cooking, tasting […]

On communities, hearing and news media

On communities, hearing and news media

Mark Kelly, of Independence Township, dead at 63. The news from friends that our mutual friend, Mark P. Kelly had passed, presumably peacefully in his sleep, shocked me. Like with the passing of any person, it’s not only a loss to loved ones, family and friends. When any person passes the community loses something, too. […]

I miss Noah, the one-eyed groundhog

I miss Noah, the one-eyed groundhog

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when reporting local news for a community newspaper was a heck of a lot easier. A few decades ago really were simpler times. While I understand times do change and folks have to roll with the punches or get run over, I can still […]

An interesting Word of The Year

An interesting Word of The Year

The year is almost a month old already and I have laid another birthday to rest and as I sit here and type my fourth Don’t Rush Me column of 2022, I remembered I haven’t written about my Word of The Year . . . yet. As a refresher to regular readers and to fill […]

A town without its own newspaper?

A town without its own newspaper?

I think I’m on a mini “roll” lately. Last week I hopped up on my soapbox and proclaimed what the role of a community paper is. I waxed philosophically about informing, educating and entertaining and your community newspaper. Community newspapers also help local businesses promote themselves. After writing that, I took a deep breath and […]

Patrick Malloy, 49

Patrick Malloy, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Oxford. He was born in Pontiac on March 17, 1972. He was the beloved son of the late Hugh Malloy, his mother Margaret (Marge). He is survived by his sister, Jackie (Rod) Kunz, brothers Kirk and Hugh, Jr. He leaves behind his […]

New(ish) year same mission: observe, inform, etc

New(ish) year same mission: observe, inform, etc

Gosh, we’re into the second week of yet another year, and I just figured out, we have only 50 weeks left to make all of our goals — personal, financial and in business. As I pondered how far I am already behind schedule this year, far above me I heard familiar voices. From somewhere in […]

William Miller, 77

Oxford resident William D. Miller died suddenly on December 27, 2021. He was 77. Beloved husband of Donnita Miller (nee Hawes); loving father of Elizabeth Miller of Oxford and Sarah Crisp of Rochester Hills; proud grandfather of Matthew Baker; great-grandfather of Maverick Allam; dear brother of Patricia (Robert) Hartwick, Karen (Al) Kochanowski, Janet Cranick, and […]

Ethel Strzelecki, 89

Ethel Mae Strzelecki of Oxford passed away peacefully Monday, December 27, 2021, at the age of 89. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph Strzelecki, her mother and father Max and Mae LaValley (Brazeau) of Pontiac, her sister Doris LaValley, brothers Maxime LaValley and Thomas LaValley, grandson Joseph Armstrong of […]

Richard Valentine, 74

Richard Allen “Dick” Valentine, 74, of Cary, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25, 2021 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Dick was born in Pontiac, on November 12, 1947 to the late Jack and Norrine Valentine. Dick was also preceded in death by his wife Betty […]