Taking it to the ice!

Taking it to the ice!

The skating rink at Seymour Lake Township Park is up and running for the season. Located next to the sledding hill behind the Rick Laidler Pavilion, the ice is open daily for hockey from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for family skating from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your own skates and the […]

Last wounded survivor leaves hospital

Last wounded survivor leaves hospital

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Kylie Ossege walked down the crowded hallway to claps and cheers from nurses and staff as she was discharged from inpatient rehabilitation at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Jan. 7. Kylie, 17, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest during the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High school. The […]

Blankets bring comfort to Oxford students

Blankets bring comfort to Oxford students

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Hundreds of handmade blankets were sent to Oxford Community Schools so Oxford High School students can have a blanket of their own. Chapters of Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new handmade blankets to children in need, donated more than 1,000 blankets. Named for the beloved “Peanuts” character […]

Schools return to therapy dogs, clear backpacks

Schools return to therapy dogs, clear backpacks

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer All district schools besides the high school returned to class Jan. 3 after winter break. 88% of DK-8, Bridges, OVA and Crossroads students were in attendance, according to Superintendent Tim Throne. Each building had law enforcement, trauma specialists and therapy dogs on site. The trauma specialists and dogs will […]

2021: The Year Reviewed, part 2

2021: The Year Reviewed, part 2

Compiled by James Hanlon July 7 FISH reopens in-person shopping After 16 months of delivering groceries to clients by curbside pickup, Oxford/Orion FISH pantry will fully re-open for in-person shopping on July 13. Elected mayor of Amphibiville Blake Myers, 11, of Oxford, was sworn in as Mayor of Amphibiville on June 26 for a two-year […]

Addison’s new substation commander

Addison’s new substation commander

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Sgt. Jason Teelander is taking over the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Addison Township substation as commander. He replaces Sgt. Keith Weir, who was promoted to lieutenant last month. Teelander has spent more than 25 years in law enforcement. He served as a deputy at the Addison substation for several […]

OHS reopening discussed at telephone town halls

OHS reopening discussed at telephone town halls

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford High School students returned to school this week, but not to the high school. OHS is sharing the middle school building on an alternating hybrid schedule until Jan. 21, while renovations finish at the high school. The tentative plan is to return to the OHS building the week […]

Memorial scholarship raises funds

Memorial scholarship raises funds

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Tate Myre Memorial Scholarship fund has raised about $150,000 so far, with contributions coming in from 15 states. The Myre family established the endowed scholarship in Tate’s name to help graduates of Oxford High School offset college tuition costs. This will allow Tate and his family to continue […]

Barron Industries launches first apprenticeship program

Barron Industries launches first apprenticeship program

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Paul Patrick is Barron’s first-ever registered apprentice. Patrick, 21, of Lapeer, enrolled in the CNC Machining apprenticeship allowing him to obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a nationally-recognized, portable credential. Oxford Township-based manufacturer Barron Industries registered its apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor to ensure it […]

Last meeting of 2021 for Addison Twp.

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Addison Township Board approved numerous routine items and discussed the 2022-23 budget at the last meeting of the year Dec. 20. Appointments Pat Mueller was appointed as an Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) board member. Jennifer Lundy and Erich Senft were reappointed to the Planning Commission with three-year terms […]

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