3rd Coast Sanctuary rescues wild mustangs

3rd Coast Sanctuary rescues wild mustangs

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer HORSE COUNTRY – The Bureau of Land Management routinely captures wild horses to manager their population and make room for cattle ranching and fracking on public lands. Horses that aren’t auctioned off often end up sent to slaughter for meat. “These horses have been here for hundreds of years […]

‘Little Women’ on stage at OHS

‘Little Women’ on stage at OHS

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Into the Woods was set to open at Oxford High School March 19, 2020, mere days after the coronavirus shut everything down. More than a year later, Rapunzel’s tower is still standing backstage. But it’s about to be upstaged by another show: Little Women, the Broadway musical based on […]

Covid vaccine clinic coming to OXFD

On May 18 and June 8, Oxford Fire Station #1, located at 96 N. Washington St., will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registered and walk-in appointments will both be available. May 18 is for the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and June 8 is for the second dose. […]

Owl houses for the Polly Ann trail

Owl houses for the Polly Ann trail

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Who, who put three owl houses on the Polly Ann Trail? Girl Scout Deanna Moreau, that’s who. It was her service project for her Gold Award, the highest honor in the Girls Scouts. “I’ve always had interest in animals and if I can, I’ve always wanted to help them,” […]

Addison Library project selected to be brought to Congress

Addison Library project selected to be brought to Congress

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer “Overjoyed” was Addison Township Library Board President James Baldiga’s first reaction to the news that the library’s proposal was included among 10 proposals submitted by U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin for consideration of funding by the 2022 House Appropriations Committee. “Our project to build the first community-owned library in Addison […]

Majestic new Oxford assistant fire chief

Majestic new Oxford assistant fire chief

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Meet Oxford Fire Department’s new assistant chief: Matthew Majestic. The Oxford Township Board approved his hire at its April 14 meeting, in a 5-0 vote. “I’m excited to come out there,” he told the township. “I’m hoping that I can be an asset from Day One.” April 19 was […]

$10k grant will bring community garden to Oxford Township park

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Green thumbs up for the Four County Community Foundation (4CCF) and C.J. Carnacchio, Oxford Township’s grants manager. The Almont-based 4CCF has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department to establish a community garden and greenhouse in Seymour Lake Township Park. The 10,000-square-foot community garden […]

Sudents launch videoconferencing tutorials

Sudents launch videoconferencing tutorials

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Zoom. Skype. FaceTime. Facebook Messenger. All these videoconferencing applications can be hard to keep straight, let alone know how to use. Martha Wolf, a junior at Oxford High School and member of the National Honor Society, recognized these programs can be overwhelming to learn. In an effort to serve […]

Poppies for Vets

Poppies for Vets

American Legion Walter Fraser Post 108 handed out poppies for donations over the weekend at intersections throughout town. Pictured is Jim Parkhurst, a longtime member of Post 108 and veteran of the U.S. Army, selling the red remembrance poppies at W. Burdick and Washington St. on Saturday morning. The handmade paper flowers were made by […]

‘State of emergency’

Oxford Village makes declaration before marijuana hearing By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Village Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring a local state of emergency, “due to COVID-19 case spikes,” at a special meeting Wednesday, April 21. The declaration will allow the council to meet remotely for the marijuana ordinance public hearing next […]