Nerves of steel, cars of wood

Nerves of steel, cars of wood

Wyatt Milkovie just started the fifth grade at Leonard Elementary School and he’s already a champion race car driver. Sitting behind the wheel of his classic-looking, black-and-red soapbox racer named “The Squishmobile,” the young man took on all comers and in the end, was crowned champion of the Second Annual Strawberry Derby held Saturday morning […]

Snow ordinance finally OKed by council

Folks who fail to shovel the snow on their sidewalks this winter could find themselves shoveling cash out of their wallets under a new ordinance in Oxford Village. Following months of discussion, drafts and revisions, council approved, in a 4-0 vote last week, a new snow/ice removal ordinance with some last-minute changes adjusting the fines […]

Girl, 3, nearly drowns in Lakeville Lake

ADDISON TWP. – Family members, friends and a neighbor with medical training worked together to save a 3-year-old girl who nearly drowned Sept. 2 in Lakeville Lake The incident happened in the 100 block of Annandale Rd., just east of Rochester Rd., near the shoreline of her grandparents’ home. According to witness statements in the […]

23-mile walk to support struggling vets Sat.

Lots of folks walk for different reasons. Some do it for exercise. Some do it for relaxation and recreation. Some do it just to get where they’re going. And some walk for a good cause. On Saturday, Sept. 8, people are invited to take a 23-mile walk along M-24 as part of the Third Annual […]

Open house planned for new FISH pantry

Editor’s Note: After this story was published, FISH President Laurene Baldwin called to inform us that due to some delays in the new pantry project, all of the dates contained in the below story will be changing. She will advise us what the new dates are when they’ve been determined and we will share them with our readers. […]

Diner raises funds for young man battling leukemia

A young man’s fight against cancer got a boost last week from a downtown Oxford business and its customers. Downtown Oxford’s 5-1 Diner donated $500 to help Dylan Middleton, a 21-year-old Oxford resident diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic (or Lymphocytic) Leukemia, also known as ALL, on July 30. Of that total, $375 represents a portion of […]

FISH stuffs 185 backpacks for local students

Thanks to Oxford-Orion FISH, many local students started the new school year with brand-new backpacks brimming with fresh supplies, all free of charge. The nonprofit organization’s annual School Backpack Drive was a “complete success,” according to Lynn Kennis, a FISH volunteer who helps coordinate the collection and distribution. FISH was able to stuff 185 backpacks […]

First day!

First day!

Armed with new backpacks and fresh supplies, Oxford students went back to school Monday for another year of learning and fun. As always, the Leader will be there to cover it all.

County knew culvert was in bad shape

Documents show the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) knew for years that a culvert beneath a subdivision road in Oxford Twp. was steadily deteriorating and had been informed it was on the verge of failing shortly before it did earlier this year. “A section of the culvert is beginning to collapse,” wrote an inspector […]

Smiles abound at Banbury’s annual horse show

METAMORA TWP. – Saturday’s gray skies and wet weather didn’t dampen folks’ spirits during the annual open house and horse show held at Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Smiles abounded as proud students rode around the indoor arena laughing, waving to loved ones and raising their arms in triumph. “The horse show is a day […]