Code enforcement stepped up in village

Oxford Village property owners were put on notice last night to make sure their properties are kept up to code beginning July 1 or they could expect a visit from the new code enforcement officer. Council unanimously approved a resolution which ‘puts all property owners on notice of the focused code enforcement program which will […]

Historical Society honors Schlicht

Mary Ann Schlicht, of Oxford, was recently presented an engraved plaque and lamp for her seven years of service as president of the Northeast Oakland Historical Society. Mildred Schmidt, one of the Historical Society’s founders, made the presentation during the group’s spring meeting May 26 at the Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary’s hall on Milmine Street. Since […]

Clear Lake kids get a furry thank you

Two groups of students at Clear Lake Elementary recently got a special thank you from some furry friends for their fund-raising efforts on behalf of the K9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford. Two adult dogs and three puppies came to visit Clear Lake’s Peer Mediators and ‘Have Fun Here Welcoming Team? (a group of kids […]

Fischer participates in MYLead conference

On May 20, high school sophomores gathered on the campus of Concordia University in Ann Arbor for a three-day leadership-building conference hosted by the Michigan Youth Leadership (MYLead). Oxford High School student Kaity Fischer, 15, joined approximately 150 students from high schools across Michigan to help build involvement in their schools. ‘It was about getting […]

Field work in Addison now through August

David Roenicke, assessor for Addison Township, will be doing field work in Sections 24, 29, 30 and 31 beginning in June through August. These are the designated areas for reappraisal for the 2006 tax year. New construction field work will commence in the fall. Anyone with questions can call the Addison Township offices at (248) […]

Plants and Pirates

June 4 was a day filled with plants, books, games and pint-sized pirates in Addison Township. The Friends of the Addison Township Public Library conducted their 3rd Annual Plant Exchange & Used Book Sale while the Addison Township Parks and Recreation Committee hosted Labodie Park Day. At the Friends? event, residents gathered to swap plants […]

My Way

Call me crazy or at least insanely ethical, but I don’t think local governments should be doing business with people who have relatives in positions of power on boards, councils, etc. Case in point ? Oxford resident Tracy Miller and his company Next Generation Computers, Inc. For those of you who don’t know, Miller is […]

Next school budget ‘tight?

BY ELAINE STIEB Lake Orion Review Editor With not much information coming out of Lansing, Lake Orion Finance Director Jillynn Keppler put together another very conservative budget for the upcoming school year. ‘We are estimating; we don’t have a glass ball,? Keppler told school board members on June 8. ‘We’re not seeing much change coming […]

35 years for OCSD’s Lt. Naile

Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Bruce Naile, commander of the Orion Township Substation, was recently recognized for 35 years of service with the OCSD. On June 9, Naile was surprised with a special tribute from state representative James Marleau, presented at Orion Township Hall by Thadd Gormas of Marleau’s office. The tribute presentation was kept […]

Not a good night for Mr. Smith; paint drops lead to his arrest

Daniel Smith, 54, of Lake Orion could give classes on what not to do if you want to commit a crime. Don’t leave a trail to allow police to follow you to your residence. Don’t have an illegal substance clearly visible when you invite police into your place. Smith’s troubles started in the late evening […]