Sweet Stuff!: Library lock-in offers sugar-fueled fun

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned sugar rush to kick off the weekend. Local youth participated in a sweets-themed lock-in Friday evening at the Oxford Public Library. The kids had fun doing everything from decorating and eating cupcakes to sampling and rating different types of chocolate. Yum!  

So fancy!

So fancy!

Little gentlemen wore ties and little ladies donned dresses on Valentine’s Day for the “Fancy Nancy” party in Daniel Axford Elementary teacher Jessica Bull’s first-grade classroom. The kids played bingo with candy hearts, made feather pens and ate parfaits.  

Historic Lakeville church listed for $240K

For 160 years, it was a sacred place where people prayed, got married, baptized babies, mourned deaths and enjoyed the fellowship of their neighbors. Now, it’s a real estate listing. The former Lakeville United Methodist Church (UMC) building, dedicated in 1856 and located at 1422 Milmine Rd., is for sale and the asking price is […]

Custer to saddle up and join Lone Ranger festivities

One of 19th-century America’s most famous – or infamous – figures is coming to Oxford later this year to help celebrate one of the 20th-century’s most iconic fictional characters. U.S. Calvary Commander George Armstrong Custer will ride into town to take part in the annual Lone Ranger Parade and Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5. He’ll […]

Legion Auxiliary honors public safety, DPW personnel

For the fifth year in a row, police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers from throughout Oxford were honored during a special awards ceremony hosted by Oxford American Legion Post 108 and sponsored by the Oxford American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 108 on Feb. 12. A large group of public safety and public works personnel received awards […]

Deputy earns valor award for helping save colleague’s life

Training, teamwork and fast action came together to save a man’s life at the Oakland County Jail last summer. Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Acheson, 37, of Oxford Township, was part of that effort and as a result, he and five of his fellow officers were honored last week with valor awards presented by Corrections USA (CUSA) […]

Buddy Bench to foster friendships, lessen loneliness at Leonard

Every kid needs a friend to run and romp with on the playground during recess. But not every child has the confidence or social skills to get out there and connect with his or her peers. That’s where the Buddy Bench comes in. It’s the newest feature at Leonard Elementary School. The idea behind it […]

Schools on track to end year in black

Oxford’s school board received good news at a Feb. 7 meeting, when Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Sam Barna reported on the 2016-17 General Fund Amended budget – Oxford Schools is currently anticipated to end the fiscal year with a near $18,500 increase in the general fund’s fund balance. In revenue, federal funding increased […]

Robotics team selling Leader subscriptions

Oxford High School’s TORC 2137 is teaming up with Sherman Publications, Inc. to sell Oxford Leader subscriptions as part of its fund-raising efforts. TORC 2137 will be selling subscriptions from now through March 10 to raise money to help support the team. Sherman Publications will donate $5 for each new subscription and $3 for renewals […]