Contract signed, permit issued for cell tower in Addison park

Dropped calls will be a thing of the past for cell phone users in Addison Township. A contract between Verizon Wireless and Addison Township was agreed upon and signed on Aug. 17 and a building permit issued on Aug. 23 for Verizon Wireless to build a 190 foot monopole in the Watershed Preserve Park. ‘The […]

Jenkins competes in first pageant

Oxford resident Taylor Jenkins, 14, found that modeling can be a fulfilling and motivating experience at the same time. She recently competed in the 2010 Miss Jr. Teen Detroit Pageant. After passing the initial application phase, she competed on July 19 and placed as a runner-up, going through two rounds of modeling and an interview. […]

Swimmers get first OAA win

The Varsity Swim team captured it’s first ever Oakland Activities Association victory with a 130-53 victory over Ferndale on Wednesday, Sept. 8. ‘If they (the girls) keep working how they are right now, I think they will be surprised by what they can accomplish,? said Varsity Swimming Head Coach Jackie Rank. The Individual results are […]

X-country teams do well at Brother Rice Invite

Another week of running equaled another solid showing for the boys and girls cross country teams, finishing second and fifth respectively at the Brother Rice Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11. Between the two teams the Wildcats had eight medalists; five for the boys and three for the girls. Senior Captain Dylan Smith was the leading […]

Spikers take third at LOHS tourney

The Varsity Volleyball team traveled down to Dragon country to prove their worth in a eight-team tournament at Lake Orion High School on Saturday, Sept. 11. Oxford was able to finish third after they lost in the semifinal match in three games to tournament winner Farmington Mercy High School. The Wildcats received offensive contributions from […]

Booters hungry for a win after dropping two

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach John Thaler knew that the Oakland Activities Association was going to be a challenge this season. After opening league OAA White Division play with a victory, the Wildcats have lost three straight, losing 3-1 to Berkley on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and 4-1 to Avondale […]

New date, Main Street closure highlight changes at ‘Taste’

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce is promising a bigger and better day of food and fun for the seventh annual ‘Taste of Clarkston,? set for Sept. 26. The most notable changes to this year’s ‘Taste? are the switch from Saturday to Sunday and the closing of Main Street to host the event. ‘We have […]

Between the Lines — Technology problems with my overseas pen-pal

My old roommate enjoyed one last cup of Michigan chai tea Aug. 29 before heading back to China for another year of working on her language study courses. She has a really cute apartment and her new Chinese friends are very happy their blond foreign friend is coming home. Did I mention the above description […]

Community fair draws large turnout at North Sashabaw

More than 1,000 people enjoyed a day of community fun at the North Sashabaw Elementary School community fair Sept. 18, far exceeding organizers? goals for attendance. ‘It was fabulous. I couldn’t have imagined over 1,000 people would be there,? Victoria Martinez, fair coordinator, said. The fair featured something for everyone, whether it was live music, […]

Memorial garden adds outdoor excitement to Andersonville

The outside grounds at Andersonville Elementary are a lot more welcoming thanks to the help of garden-friendly volunteers and a generous donation. As students walked into the halls of AES this fall, they were greeted by a blossoming garden, a project that started last year after the family of former kindergarten teacher Sue Cattin made […]