Downtown’s Scarecrow Fest returns Oct. 2

There are plenty of signs around Oxford that point to the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season. First: The kids headed back in school. Second: Friday nights are spent huddled together under a blanket and watching Bud Rowley’s Wildcats. Third: The leaves are turning shades of orange, yellow and red. And […]

ACT scores up, MME percentages fall, but still above state averages

At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, Dr. James Schwarz, the assistant superintendent of curriculum, announced the district’s ACT scores increased from the previous year, while the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) percentages were above county and state averages. In 2010, 308 students took the ACT test, with the average composite score being […]

Andy Vascassenno: A constant in Oxford sports since 1966

Over the course of the past four decades, one thing has remained constant at nearly every single Oxford High School home athletic event. Ticket seller Andrew ‘Andy? Vascassenno and his trademark smile. His volunteer service for the athletic department, which dates back to the 1960’s, has earned him a spot as one of the charter […]

X-country teams finish third in OAA debut

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer The Wildcats Boys and Girls Cross Country teams put forth solid efforts with third place finishes in their first appearance in the Oakland Activities Association Sept. 14. Coach Ray Sutherland was pleased with how the teams ran in their first OAA test. ‘I was very pleased with our first […]

Golfers fall to Andover, Groves

The Varsity Girls Golf team ran into a couple of hot teams this past week in Oakland Activities Association, dropping two of the three matches they played. On Monday, Sept. 13, the girls took on league favorite Bloomfield Andover and got a lesson in what OAA play was all about. The girls lost their first […]

Booters continue to struggle

The losses continue to mount for the Varsity Soccer team. Oxford fell to 1-4 in the Oakland Activities Association after being shut out 2-0 by West Bloomfield. ‘It was a tough game to lose,? said Varsity Soccer Head Coach John Thaler. ‘We had a few chances, but mostly play was in the middle of the […]

Swimmers on a winning streak

After dropping their first swin meet of the season, the Wildcats rebounded to win the last three, including the first two meets against Oakland Activities Association blue division teams. The Wildcats are currently 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the OAA Blue division. Their second OAA victory came against a Hazel Park squad that only had […]

Addison seeks bids to renovate Arnold School

Soon, the Arnold School building will be one step closer to becoming a fully functional building again. At the Addison Township Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 20, Supervisor Bruce Pearson announced that the township would be accepting sealed bids for exterior renovation of the Arnold School building (see public notice on Page 30). According to […]

Spraypark opens with Kid Rock appearance

‘Let’s turn it on.? Kid Rock’s words signified the grand opening of the Renee Przybylski Memorial Spraypark before an audience of more than 3,500 people at Clintonwood Park Sept. 12. An afternoon of activities, family fun and a chance to try the park for the first time kept residents entertained while they celebrated the park’s […]

Clarkston Elementary welcomes new principal

Dana Pennanen might be in a new role at Clarkston Elementary School, but she’s definitely not new to the building and community. Pennanen is the school’s new principal, a role she took on shortly before the 2004-2005 school year began. The new position is a bit of a ‘welcome home? for Pennanen: She began her […]