Halloween can’t be far away

Halloween can’t be far away

All over town there are signs of fall and Halloween — lights, scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns and spooky decorations. Pictured is Norman, the newest member of the Oxford Village DPW. Photo by J. Hanlon

Weekly COVID Update

In our 28th week of reporting local COVID numbers, our area saw an uptick in recent cases, and in total cases. According to numbers provided by Oakland County, last week we reported there were a total of 230 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 239. Recent cases increased from 47 to 50. The […]

Halloween hours for Oct 31.

Kids, parents — Halloween is a go this year in both Oxford and Leonard. In lockstep with the Village of Oxford, Oxford Township voted to make their trick-or-treating hours as 6-to-7:30 p.m. “I would hope everyone would, because of the times, be very careful if you decide to go out and partake in trick-or-treating,” Supervisor […]

Letters to the Editor

Calling out writer, Oxford Leader Dear Editor, I am writing to you to express my frustration and disappointment with your choice to publish the piece by Joe Wayda (Oct. 14). I understand that the letters are opinions, however you published a piece with no contrasting counterpart, and allowed Joe to blast out blatant falsehoods.This might […]

Gloris Fitch, 83

Gloris Karen Fitch, age 83, of Oxford died in her home with her family on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Karen was married to her late husband Ted for 38 years. She worked in insurance sales for 35 years. Karen loved to golf, bowl, line dance, movies, play cards, and her family. Karen served on the […]

Beryle Hickmott, 93

Beryle Louise Hickmott, 93 of Oxford, passed on Oct. 17, 2020. She was born on Oct. 3, 1927. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ralph James Hickmott Jr and her sons Paul Hickmott and Mark Hickmott. She is survived by her loving daughter Linda Hickmott; her daughters-in-law Paula Hickmott and Debbie Hickmott; […]

Stupid coronavirus.

Yup. It’s true. I sometimes get lost. It’s not that I don’t have a decent sense of direction, it’s just sometimes I enjoy the journey and forget to pay attention. It’s the same thing nowadays as it was when I was just a wee, little man. Back in the days before there was a Heather […]

Athlete of The Week: Amelia Knotts

Athlete of The Week: Amelia Knotts

Senior Amelia Knotts finished in 2nd place at the Oakland County Diving Championships with 369.95 points! “Amelia dove a career best 369.95 to finish 2nd at last week’s Oakland County Swimming and Diving Championships. The 2nd place finish is the highest place earned by an Oxford diver in the history of the program. Amelia is […]

Pearl Hoard, 96

On October 17, 2020 Pearl Leone Hoard (Gingell) passed away at 96, one month short of her 97th birthday. She was born on Nov. 30, 1923 in Almont, MI to Elizabeth and Fredrick Gingell. She leaves behind her sister Gertrude Curtis and was preceded in death by her brothers Warren, Newell and Lawrence Gingell. She […]

5-1 Diner serves construction workers lunch

5-1 Diner serves construction workers lunch

With the pavement now torn up, M-24 construction has arrived directly in front of 5-1 Diner at 51 S. Washington St., downtown. The folks at the diner decided to say thanks by serving up complimentary hot dogs for construction and sewer crews last Thursday, Oct. 8. They served 40 workers from Dan’s Excavating and five […]

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