Rain doesn’t stop Scarecrow Festival

Saturday’s wet weather didn’t dampen folks’ spirits a bit as they enjoyed the annual Scarecrow Festival in downtown Oxford. They played games, ate chili and pie, raced Pinewood Derby cars, listened to music and met a pig named Bubbles. Victoria’s Delights beat out six other local restaurants in the chili cook-off, winning both the judges’ […]

Strike a pose!

When it comes to fashion, most folks usually look for the latest trends on runways in Paris, Milan and New York. But on Oct. 3, all eyes were on the runway at the Boulder Pointe Conference Center as the Oxford Women’s Club held its annual fashion show to raise money for its scholarship fund. A […]

Public Safety Oct. 10, 2018

A drunken assault Oxford Village police were called by a 36-year-old Oxford man on the evening of Oct. 1, who said his wife was drunk and assaulted him. When officers arrived, the report states they observed her as drunk, slurring her speech, being immediately hostile and yelling profanities at the officers. Officers pulled the husband […]

WWII vet, wife celebrate 75th anniversary

WWII vet, wife celebrate 75th anniversary

How appropriate that Harry and Muriel Ahlborn celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon at American Legion Post 108 in Oxford because it was his military service that brought them together during World War II. To commemorate this milestone, the couple was presented a beautiful plaque while surrounded by family and friends. “If you want […]

Candidate’s email prompts state inquiry about ‘boarding school’

Editor’s note: The Oxford Leader goes to press at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. At 3:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Kallie Roesner, the subject of this article, received at correction letter from Michigan Department of Education official Ken Micklash saying that Roesner did not directly or specifically say that Oxford Schools operates a boarding school during her conversations with […]

19 and counting: Equestrian team qualifies for state championship again

By Liz Shepard — Special to the Leader The Wildcats have done it again. For the 19th year straight, the Oxford High School Equestrian Team has qualified for the state championship. “Every year is new with new challenges,” said Head Coach Dee Shepard, who started coaching the team at the start of the streak. “New riders, […]

Parks/rec. dept. seeks tax renewal, plus small increase

With approximately 2,000 absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election expected to arrive in Oxford residents’ mailboxes this week, Ron Davis is hoping these early voters, along with the rest of the community, will approve the township parks and recreation department’s request for an operating millage renewal, plus a small increase. “In the 23 […]

Council places moratorium on enforcing outdoor sales ban

Oxford Village officials called a temporary halt to the enforcement of a ban on the outdoor display and sale of merchandise in one of the commercial zoning districts, so they can figure out how best to address the issue going forward. “I don’t think that we can keep ticketing people when it’s clearly our problem […]

Oct. 9 last day to register to vote

With the Nov. 6 general election fast-approaching, Oxford Township Clerk Curtis Wright wished to remind the public that Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote. Folks can register at either the township hall, located at 300 Dunlap Rd., or any Secretary of State office before 4 p.m. that day. The township […]

Parole violator busted after allegedly fleeing from cops

A 41-year-old Oxford man was arrested and jailed on Sept. 25 for allegedly fleeing from police and resisting arrest after being stopped for speeding in downtown Oxford. Roberto Rodriguez was arrested with no option of bond and taken to North Carolina to  face penalties for violating his parole there. An Oxford Village Police Officer observed […]