Play it again, me boyo!

Play it again, me boyo!

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes were calling at the Addison Township Public Library on St. Patrick’s Day. Joe Schnur, a longtime township resident, brought his bagpipes to the library and performed a few songs for a small, but enthusiastic crowd looking to get their Celtic on, minus the green beer and noisy drunks. […]

Mounted unit mess prompts federal lawsuit

A 10-page lawsuit was filed against Oxford Village in U.S. District Court by three individuals who claim they were deprived of their constitutional rights, had their reputations harmed at a public meeting and the action taken to remove them as reserve police officers was improper and invalid. “This lawsuit is about making sure governments do […]

Oxford loses dedicated watchdog

For more than two decades, Susan Bellairs fought for the rights of Oxford taxpayers and was a staunch advocate for common sense in local government. She was opinionated. She was a tireless worker. She wasn’t afraid to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo and tackle the elephants in the room. Bellairs didn’t let anyone […]

Special Olympics cagers get snazzy new duds

It doesn’t matter who you are, how society labels you or what challenges you face in life, everyone in the Oxford Wildcat family is treated and loved as an equal. That was the essence of the heartwarming message sent to the Oxford PAWS Special Olympics basketball team when players were presented brand new uniforms right […]

District estimates $25M in capital improvements needed

Now that the district’s amended general fund budget has been approved, Oxford school officials are crunching the numbers in the hopes of funding capital improvement projects over the next three years. Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Sam Barna presented a list of recommended capital improvement projects at a recent board meeting. According to Barna, […]

Council considers selling Dayton St. parcels

The fate of two, possibly three, parcels of publicly-owned vacant land situated in the northwest section of Oxford Village is being debated. Last week, council voted 5-0 to set aside proposals to market and sell the village’s Dayton St. property and seek bids to have a professional appraisal done on one parcel to determine whether […]

Local teens do well in horse quiz

Moriah Orlando, a Leonard resident, and Hailey Boger, of Oxford, had their equine knowledge put to the test when they competed in a Quiz Rally with the Metamora II Hunt Club, a division of the Great Lakes Region of the United States Pony Club. The U.S. Pony Clubs started in 1954 to teach the English […]

District looks to refinance debt, save $700K in interest

Oxford Schools taxpayers could benefit from a potential refinancing of the debt the district owes to the School Loan Revolving Fund (SLRF), a move which is expected to save an estimated $700,000 in interest. School officials are looking into refinancing the SLRF debt, which will increase to an estimated $19.9 million by April 30. The […]

TORC wins district event

By Megan Clapsaddle & Mary Reynolds Special to the Leader Team TORC, the Oxford High School robotics team pulled out a fantastic win this past weekend at the Waterford District Event held at Waterford Mott High School. The competition spanned two days (March 17 -18) with 39 teams from around the state bringing robots to […]

Legion to host gun show March 25

Oxford American Legion Post 108 – located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., east of M-24 – will host a gun show on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for teens ages 13-18. Kids 12 and under are free. All firearms must be cased when entering […]

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