Public Notice: Leonard Village

VILLAGE OF LEONARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Village of Leonard will hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Rowland Hall, 23 E. Elmwood, Leonard, […]

Today is Wildcat Remembrance Day

 Today, Nov. 30, 2022 we as a community take a moment to reflect and continue our healing journey. Today, we remember our loss of innocence because nothing like “that” could ever happen here. “That” of course was the Nov. 30, 2021 mass shooting at Oxford High School where four beautiful children lost their lives. Say […]

Goodfellow edition on sale this week

Goodfellow edition on sale this week

Oxford Lions fundraiser helps area families By Don Rush Starting Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday Dec. 3, members of the Oxford Lions Club will be out in full force selling Goodfellow newspapers. This is the local club’s 73rd anniversary selling their Goodfellow edition. They will sell papers at the intersections of Washington and Burdick streets, M-24 […]

Former school board members break their silence

Former school board members break their silence

Press conference held Monday By Don Rush Just days before the Nov. 30, 2021 Oxford High School shooting anniversary, former Oxford Community Schools board members Tom Donnelly and Korey Bailey broke their silence. On Sunday they spoke privately with victims’ family members. On Monday, the two held a press conference to share information about the […]

School board accepts Supt. Weaver’s resignation

School board accepts Supt. Weaver’s resignation

(Editor’s Note: this online version has been edited for clarification regarding a quote of Melissa Williams) By Don Rush The end of the Nov. 22 Oxford School Board meeting closed in dramatic fashion when school board president Dan D’ Alessandro read aloud a statement from Superintendent Ken Weaver. “It is with a heavy heart that […]

Why I was never nominated for parent of the century

It’s gotten pretty deep in the hallowed halls of Don’tRushMe-dom lately, so I thought I’d try to lighten things up. On Thanksgiving, the lads Shamus and Sean showed up to spend time with the extended Rush Clan, watch the Detroit Lions lose and eat too much turkey. My sons are now all hairy with beards, […]

New officer patrolling the streets of Oxford

New officer patrolling the streets of Oxford

By Don Rush On a chilly Nov. 21 evening, community leaders and members – old and young – gathered in downtown Oxford to watch the lights light up on the bridge over M-24. There too were Oxford Village Police Chief Mike Solwold and his newest higher, patrolman Brendan Westenbarger. It was a good time to […]

A letter to Oxford

Dear Oxford Families, As the holidays approach and we look forward to spending time with family and friends, we also feel great sadness as we reflect on the painful anniversary that forever changed the Oxford community and beyond. It’s been nearly a year, yet in many ways it seems like just yesterday. On November 30, […]

Christmas ‘extravaganza’ in Leonard

 Find your Santa hats and jingle bells and get ready for the Christmas Extravaganza in Leonard Village on Dec. 4. Scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. in downtown there’s plenty of cheer to happen like the Gingerbread House Contest at Rowland Hall, craft/vendor and baked good sales, live Christmas music by the JDB Band and […]

Soup & Sweets this Friday

Soup & Sweets this Friday

 Get the kids bundled up and get ready for Friday fun in downtown Oxford. This Friday is the annual Soup & Sweet Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. According to Oxford Downtown Development Executive Director Kelly Westbrook, this year there will be 12 soups and over 15 sweet stops. With a Lanyard Card folks on the […]

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