Local resident earns role as Snow Queen

15-year-old Jenna Bartholme loves to dance. She started at the very young age of 2 as a student at Terri Newman’s Dance Shoppe in Waterford. Now, Jenna has turned her love for dance into a principle role in ‘The Nutcracker? at the Waterford Kettering High School Performing Arts Center. ‘Dance has always been a way […]

Clarkston student in cast of classic Christmas play

The holidays are just around the corner-and bells will be ringing in Detroit at the Music Hall Center for Performing Arts where 11-year-old Cameron Stefanski will participate in ‘A Christmas Carol.? Stefanski, a Clarkston Middle School student, enjoys his time at school and with friends, but always comes back to his love for the stage. […]

Hot Blues returns for three days of fun

No need to drive down south to enjoy the smooth sounds of the blues and the great smoky taste of bar-be-que because those two traditions of the south will invade downtown Oxford this weekend. Oxford will host numerous blues concerts during the Sixth Annual Hot Blues and BBQ, which will run June 17-19 in Centennial […]

39 school employees retire, save district $4-$4.5M

All good things must come to an end. At the Monday, May 24 Board of Education meeting held at Oxford Middle School, the district honored 25 teachers and 14 employees of the district who filed for retirement this year. For Daniel Axford Kindergarten teacher Pamela Collins, who has spent 34 of her 36 years teaching […]

Bud’s retiring!

After 36 years of instructing the young minds of Oxford High School students, Bud Rowley will be retiring from teaching at the end of the year. Even though he is retiring from teaching, football fans do not have to worry about the search for a new coach because Rowley will still be manning the sidelines […]

Contracts approved for International Residency

The Oxford International Residence Academy (OIRA) has cleared another hurdle as the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education approved the contracts with Beijing Consulting Company (BCC) and Crossroads for Youth. The board voted to approve with contracts 6-1 on Monday, May 28. Trustee Mary Stein cast the lone objection because she felt that the overall […]

Hadorn earn $7,500 SAMMY

The saying goes that drinking milk does a body good. But Oxford High School senior Nicholas Hadorn found out that milk also does the wallet good as he was selected as a recipient of the 2010 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award. Hadorn will receive a $7,500 college scholarship and a trip […]

Grads get some spiritual advice

Before walking across the stage and receiving their diplomas, graduating seniors took time out of their busy schedules to take part in the Senior Baccalaureate Service, held on Thursday, June 10. ‘There are a lot of different things you could be doing tonight, but you chose to be here and make this important,? said Kevin […]

Softball team loses in opening round of Regionals

The Varsity softball team had a disappointing end to a fabulous season as the Troy Colts eliminated the Wildcats 7-0 in the opening round of Regionals on Saturday, June 12. Oxford could not get their bats going as they struggled against Troy’s defense and all-state pitcher. They didn’t have a hit until the third inning […]

Everest student believes teacher has magic

He is a local teacher spreading the magic of education and support. Matthew Joneson is a third grade teacher at Everest Academy. He had the honor of being nominated for the Magic 105.1 teacher of the year award, and the surprise began with the spirit of 9-year-old Grant Koster. While driving in the car with […]