Toni Powelson, 73

Toni Powelson, loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandma and loyal friend, died September, 25, 2022. She was 73.  Born on February 17, 1949, in Detroit, to her loving parents, Tillie and Dominic Filippis, she graduated from Pershing High School. She was a tireless worker, always balancing work and family and making everyone she met feel […]

Fundraiser for bell tower

Fundraiser for bell tower

 After 143 years the wooden structure surrounding the big bell at Immanuel Congregational Church is in need of repair. “Over the years it’s been patched here and there,” church moderator Justin Willcock said. “It’s now time to do it right.” The bell tower houses the church’s 1,700 pound bell. Immanuel Congregational Church, at the corner […]

2nd board member resigns

 Bailey frustrated with administration, attorneys By Don Rush And then there were five. Last week, a week after Oxford School Board President Tom Donnelly resigned, board treasurer Korey Bailey also tendered his resignation. In a statement to the community, Superintendent Ken Weaver said, “This afternoon, September 19, School Board Treasurer Korey Bailey announced that he […]

Local candidates answer questions

 Absentee ballots start coming out this week Starting this week, clerks in both Addison and Oxford townships can start sending out absentee ballots to residents who have requested them. Aside from state initiatives and candidates to vote for, there are also local people and issues to vote for. In order to help voters gain some […]

If one’s good, two’s better

If one’s good, two’s better

Downtown Oxford gets new mural By Don Rush Starting this week, Nick Hottmann, a 2001 Oxford High School graduate and now muralist from Idaho will be in town with the tools of his trade to paint his second mural in Oxford this year. Earlier in the summer he painted a mural in the northwest quadrant […]

FD Station 3 moving forward

 At a special meeting of the Oxford Township Board of Trustees on Sept. 21, the board approved a $164,100 bid to start Phase 1 of Oxford Fire Department Station #3. Starting this week, crews from Saradan Construction will start clearing and land balancing property for the new fire station, to be located on N. Lapeer […]

A season of growing and giving coming to a close

A season of growing and giving coming to a close

Giving Garden helps struggling families By Don Rush As the days grow shorter, colder and the leaves start to change colors, many local gardeners are wrapping up their growing season. So, too are the volunteers of the Giving Garden. For over 22 years volunteers have grown vegetables on W. Drahner Rd., to help area families. […]

It’s fall, y’all!

It’s fall, y’all!

Earlier in the month volunteers helped Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority get ready for fall activities. Members of the community, the DDA and students from Oxford Community Schools L.O.F.T. program decorated the town with pumpkins, gourds, flowers and straw. Pictured here is the finished Centennial Park gazebo. Chad Przeslawski and Polly Ann Trail Director Linda Moran […]

Oxford holds powerful Wolves to 14 points in loss

Oxford holds powerful Wolves to 14 points in loss

‘We always play Clarkston tough’ By Wendi Reardon Price Special to Oxford Leader The Wildcats fell on the road with a 14-7 loss to Clarkston last Friday. “We always play Clarkston tough,” said Oxford Head Coach Zach Line. “I thought we took a step forward in some ways and in other spots there are still […]

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