143-year-old church doors restored

143-year-old church doors restored

Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ had its bell tower doors restored last week. Located at 1 Hovey St. in Oxford Village, the building began construction in 1878 and finished in 1879. The wood doors at the base of the bell tower are original to the building. Woodworker Craig Shagena, co-owner of Caveman & Pip, […]

Homecoming parade is on!

Modified route this year By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford High School will have its homecoming parade Friday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. The parade route has changed from previous years. Lineup will take place at 5 p.m. behind the swimming pool at the high school. The parade will go clockwise around the school, […]

OCS reports six Covid cases

There were six active COVID-19 cases at Oxford Community Schools, as of the district’s weekly update Sept. 10. There were four active student cases, one each at Lakeville Elementary, Oxford Early Learning Center, Oxford Middle School and Oxford High School. There were two active staff cases, one at Clear Lake Elementary and one at Oxford […]

Students and staff were evacuated

Fire alarms sounded at Oxford High School as a result of smoke generated from an air handling unit, soon after the start of school Friday, Sept. 10. Students and staff were evacuated until the situation was investigated and resolved by the Oxford Fire Department. The fire department deemed the building safe to re-enter within the […]

BACON!

BACON!

Layin’ it on thick. Mike Laviolette, a member of Journey Lutheran Church, helped cook up 45lbs of bacon early Saturday morning for a multi-church men’s breakfast. Bacon was the only item on the menu. Photo by J. Hanlon

Addison FD wins grant for rescue equipment

Addison FD wins grant for rescue equipment

Lift for life By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Addison Township Fire Department acquired special rescue equipment with the help of a $5,000 grant from the Four County Community Foundation (4CCF). The grant helped cover the purchase of a Paratech high pressure Air Lifting Bag kit. When inflated together, the kit’s five airbags can lift […]

She runs the stockade at Renaissance Festival

She runs the stockade at Renaissance Festival

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer If you’ve ever wanted to throw your friends or family in jail, just for a while, there’s a cage nearby where you can do so for as little as $3. It’s about 30 minutes west of Oxford, inside the magical 16th Century European village in Holly that is the […]

Bigfoot spotted, again!

Bigfoot spotted, again!

Missing Bigfoot found? By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer In July, The Leader reported Bigfoot – or at least his shadow – missing from a yard near Ballantyne and Ray roads in northeast Oxford Township. A seven-foot plywood cutout of the legendary ape was stolen from the Spencer family property overnight July 6 or early […]

Oxford man elected UAW regional director

Oxford man elected UAW regional director

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer James Harris, an Oxford resident, was elected director of UAW Region 1 on Aug. 26. He was elected at a special regional convention by delegates from local unions across Region 1, which includes eight counties in Southeast Michigan and local UAW unions in Canada. Harris hails from UAW Local […]

Looking back at 26 years as the voice of Oxford football

Looking back at 26 years as the voice of Oxford football

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer As sports fans attend games, little thought is given to the voice narrating the event, the announcer calling out the plays and players alike. Keeping the crowd up to speed is an important job that ironically comes with little recognition. But that’s how Steve Zurbrick liked it. “I’m a […]

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