Our Sasquatch Squash Sheriff keeps humans and animals away! 

Our Sasquatch Squash Sheriff keeps humans and animals away! 

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Here it is: the winner of our scarecrow contest! This eight-foot Sasquatch scarecrow belongs to Paul and Cindy Marshall of Oxford. A few years ago, Paul noticed some neighbors down the road had some funny Big Foot cutouts on the side of the road. He thought it would be […]

Schools have rare Saturday meeting

Schools have rare Saturday meeting

Oxford stands to lose millions of dollars in state funding By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer At an emergency school board meeting Saturday, Aug. 15, the board voted 6-0 to cut short the enrollment deadline for School of Choice students from Aug. 26 to Monday, Aug. 17. Anyone already in the registration process by 11:59 […]

Community Meals needs your support

Community Meals needs your support

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A meal program that has kept folks fed through the economic difficulties caused by the pandemic just lost a vital lifeline. The Community Meals program offers a free, cooked meal and groceries to anyone in need, at Oxford United Methodist Church (21 E. Burdick St.) every Wednesday from 5:30 […]

1,000 students switch to OVA

1,000 students switch to OVA

Schools starts Monday, August 31 By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer You don’t often see people wearing masks on Zoom calls. Yet, every member of the Oxford School Board was wearing one at its semi-virtual meeting Aug. 18. The board met in person for the first time since March, in the board room at 10 […]

Ready. Set. SHIFT!

Ready. Set. SHIFT!

M-24 southbound traffic to travel on east side of highway By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer M-24’s northbound lanes between Burdick St. and Drahner Rd. have been repaved. Beginning this Friday, Aug. 21, southbound traffic will be shifted from the west side of the road onto the new pavement on the east side (northbound lanes). […]

Water relief in Oxford Village

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A waiver of late fees for village water customers for April, May and June due to COVID-19, was extended until the end of the year by village council at its Aug. 11 virtual meeting. According to Oxford Village Manager Joe Madore, there are currently about 100 accounts delinquent at […]

How to prepare for school this fall

How to prepare for school this fall

In class, or online By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The new school year is fast approaching under different and unknown circumstances, leaving many feeling apprehensive. To ease the transition, Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) and Oxford Schools Psychology Department have valuable advice for parents helping their children get ready for class, whether they are returning […]

Congresswoman Slotkin visits Oxford businesses

Congresswoman Slotkin visits Oxford businesses

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) visited several essential businesses in Oxford last Tuesday, Aug. 11, to learn about their operations and the challenges they face during the COVID-19 crisis. Slotkin said these businesses have shown “tremendous fortitude during this pandemic.” First, she visited Vaughn Custom sports at 550 S. […]

Increased voters for Primaries . . . Both in Addison and Oxford

Increased voters for Primaries . . . Both in Addison and Oxford

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Last week, voters went to the polls (or mailed in their ballots) for the Aug. 4 primary election of local and state party candidates for the Nov. 3 general election. Here are the unofficial results from the Oakland County Clerk’s office. Oxford Township Of the 16,970 registered voters in […]

Burdick intersection closure extended

The east Burdick St./M-24 intersection closure was extended slightly from Monday, Aug. 10 to a new opening date of Thursday, Aug. 13. “I know this isn’t the news the local residents wanted,” said MDOT Project Engineer, Brian Travis, “but delays to critical operations due to conflicts with underground utilities, access and weather impacts have pushed […]