DDA awards $40K in facade grants

A few business in downtown Oxford will soon be getting a face lift after the Downtown Development Authority Board handed out facade grant money at their meeting on July 19. The board awarded three facade grants to Les Thomas, the property owner of 2 S. Washington and 6 S. Washington and one facade grant to […]

Jim Bates selected as part of OHS Athletic Hall of Fame

James ‘Jim? Bates had an outstanding career as an athlete at Oxford High School, earning 10 varsity letters in four sports. Even though he lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field, it was his football career that allowed Bates to cement his place in OHS sports history, thus earning him a spot in the […]

Heads up our ‘internet’ division

Sherman Publications announces the newest addition to the family, Angela Sodders. Most folks can see Angela’s cheerful smile nearly everyday at the Oxford Leader, where she is in charge of the internet division. ‘I will be working on the 411.com websites, selling all of the advertising and helping load the content on the websites,? she […]

Potato salad and pistols

Be prepared to bring some potato salad along with pistols and holsters to the second annual Open Carry picnic at Seymour Lake Park on Saturday, July 31, from noon to 3 p.m.. Those who attend the potluck picnic are invited to openly carry their handguns during this event, designed to build public awareness about the […]

Art Expo comes to town Friday

Some of the brightest and best artists will be on display in Oxford for the public to see over the course of the next month. Starting on Friday, July 30 and running until August 31, Margot’s Gallery, 5 S. Washington St. in downtown Oxford, will be showcasing the best work from artists around the Michigan […]

Schools downtown digs to get $91,359 worth of furniture

After nearly a month-and-a-half of deliberation, the Oxford Community School’s Board of Education voted to approve two furniture recommendations for the new district board office on 10 N. Washington on July 12. By a vote of 4-2, the district approved the $37,016.66 bid from Kerr Albert Office Supply. Casting a vote of nay were trustees […]

Roesner not guilty of assault

Last week, an Oxford Township woman was found not guilty of assault charges. Kallie Roesner was charged with assualt of her former sister-in-law. Her trail was before Judge Nancy Carniak at the 52-3 District Court in Rochester. Roesner is an Oxford Township Planning Commissioner and serves as chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals. She […]

State recognizes local park work

For his work with preserving nature, Addison Township resident Charlie Peringian was recently recgonized. At the July 19 Addison Township Board meeting, Peringian received a certificate of appreciation from the board and by the state of Michigan for creating the Watershed Preserve and for being a founding member of the Park Committee. ‘I think what […]

911 dispatch seems to be lone stumbling block

The lawsuit between Oxford Village and Township in regards to the old Oxford Police and Fire Emergency Council (OPFEC) could soon be over. At the July 26 council meeting, the Village agreed to accept most of Oxford Township’s offer. Village Council members voted unanimously to accept some of the items that the township offered the […]

Gambol was a ‘late’ bloomer

Christopher ‘Chris? Gambol certainly made his mark on the prep scene at Oxford High School. A late bloomer, Gambol turned into one of the most powerful athletes to embrace the blue and gold, thus earning him a spot in the charter class of the Oxford High School Athletic Hall of Fame. ‘It’s a great honor,? […]