Perils of publishing during a pandemic

Dear readers and businesses who have come to rely on Sherman Publications, Inc. (publishers of The Clarkston News, Lake Orion Review, Oxford Leader, The Citizen, Ad-Vertiser, Penny Stretcher and The Big Deal), for the first time in our very long history, we will temporarily cease print publications after this edition, April 8, 2020. This is […]

M-24 Update

Leader readers have asked us, “What’s up with the M-24 construction project?” Well, we reached out to the Michigan Department of Transportation to find out. According to MDOT’s communications agent Diane Cross, “The contract is expected to be awarded within the next week or so and work will probably begin about a week or so […]

Election petitions due April 21

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, candidates filing for local Oxford and Addison townships’ board of trustee positions are asked to remember to submit petitions earlier than later. Both clerks’s offices will receive filings by appointment only if candidates need notarial services for the Affidavit of Identity portion of the application.Residents can also submit an “Affidavit […]

Addison FD awarded grant

Disinfecting emergency vehicles and equipment should soon be a little easier in Addison Township. Last week the fire department received word they were awarded a $4,020 First Responder Grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation to purchase a Clorox Total 360 electrostatic sprayer. “Hopefully we will have it (the sprayer) within a couple of weeks,” Addison […]

April 1st, no-fooling.

April 1st, no-fooling.

Stupid Coronavirus. It’s kinda’ put a damper on having fun. Since the beginning of 2020, I had planned on this column, to be published on April 1. I had a plan to quote the township supervisor on some sort of prank story. Running through my head were stories on Michigan locating a prison in town, […]

Pastor Robert Service, 84

To my dear, departed father. You were not only my dad, you were my pastor, mentor, and friend. Through your 43 years of marriage with Mom, you showed me the value of commitment and marriage. Steadfastness is something I came to understand as I saw you celebrate your 25th and 40th anniversaries at being the […]

Leader Editorial: Neighbors helping neighbors, supporting local business

It may seem have we found ourselves — collectively as a community, state and as a nation — in a situation that we’ve never been before. But, individually, as families and yes even our community has faced hardships before. Community newspapers have reported on times of war, great depressions, mass suffering and local tragedies. And, […]

Meanwhile, back in the e-world

Meanwhile, back in the e-world

It’s nice to know during the situation we all find ourselves in, that somethings can still be counted on. One, most folks are good folks. Living in a smaller community is a choice, and usually a good one because of neighbors helping neighbors. Be one of those good neighbors. Two, I am gonna’ get e-mails […]

Garland ‘Fitz’ Fitzpatrick, 72

Garland D. “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, of Oxford; died March 21, 2020. He was 72. Born in Giles County, Tennessee on November 9, 1947 to the late Garland D. and Florine (nee: Kelley) Fitzpatrick. He married Carol Luna on January 28, 1978 in Keego Harbor, Michigan.  He is survived by his loving wife Carol Fitzpatrick; two sons, […]

Rose Paddubny, 91

On March 19, 2020, Rose (Forbis) Paddubny passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 91.  Born and raised in Bernie, Missouri and a longtime resident of Oxford, Michigan, Rose was a well-loved member of the community. Rose married Hank Paddubny on September 6, 1947 and had three children, Jerry, Karen and Terry.  […]

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