Reporter’s Notebook

Have you ever sat and watched as a young child looks for a toy they just had, but can’t find now? Well, in my attempts to procrastinate for as long as possible in writing this column, that is exactly what I did. I sat on my living room couch and watched as my 17-month-old son […]

Grapplers defeat Holly and Brandon at districts

The Oxford grapplers took charge at last week’s district competition defeating first Holly 61-13 in the semi-finals and later Brandon 64-11 for the title. Winning their matches against Holly with a pin were Ron Mantel at 119, Steve Storrs at 130, Kyle Rowley at 160, Tim Breyer at 171, Tony Lyssiotis at 189 and Kyle […]

Proposed redistricting plan unveiled to parents

Emotions ran high this past week as administrators from Oxford Area Community Schools presented a committee proposal for an area attendance adjustment within the district. “It’s always a good idea until it’s your kid,” said Superintendent Virginia Brennan-Kyro during a previous school board meeting. “We had a five year plan and those five years are […]

Buy your way onto ballot

Individuals interested in running for a seat on the Oxford Schools’ Board of Education can now “buy” their way onto the ballot. A new revision to Public Act 431 allows candidates to pay a $100 nonrefundable filing fee to the Secretary of the Board of Education instead of filing a petition with elector signatures. For […]

Oxford selects ‘outstanding? teachers

Oxford Area Community Schools has announced that this year’s nominations for the Oakland County Outstanding Teachers of the Year program are Lakeville Elementary’s Cheryl Matas, middle school instrumental music teacher Pat Parrish and high school language arts teacher Molly Darnell. Cheryl Matas, who says she’s “40ish,” began her teaching career with Milwaukee Public Schools in […]

Netters continue winning streak

With an overall record of 42-2-1 and a 27th consecutive win in the Flint Metro League, the Oxford varsity volleyball players are looking to burn up the court this Friday during district competition. “Our team is focused,” said assistant coach Danielle Gerbe. ” The most important part of our season is ahead of us. I […]

Season looks up for Wildcat basketball team

The Oxford Wildcats split this past week with a tight 67-64 lost to Linden on Friday and a great 56-46 win over Fenton on T uesday.. Scoring for Oxford against Linden were Ryan Stull with 24, Andy Bukoski with 18, Jeff Preutz with seven, Bryan Mattack with four, Chris Glass with four, Anthony Bryant four […]

Oxford Schools plan to cut special needs program

“I don’t appreciate being shipped out of the district,” said Pam Strunk, parent of a six-year-old SXI student at Lakeville Elementary, “but I do understand what they’re doing.” Strunk’s statement echoes the opinion of many SXI parents who recently learned that Oxford Area Community School officials are preparing to transfer students in the SXI program […]

Five generations span three centuries

One family, five women and a generation gap spanning more than a century. During a recent family gathering, 108-year-old Mabel Graves, her daughter Helen Rossman, her granddaughter Deb Hottmann, her great-granddaughter Tami Acheson and her great-great-granddaughter 6-month-old Isabelle Acheson got together for a five-generation photo. “It’s just amazing,” said Deb Hottmann. “I just couldn’t believe […]

Wildcat Netters end season as league champs for second year

For the second year in a row, the Oxford varsity volleyball team went undefeated in the Flint Metro League, and took top honors in six of eight tournaments, while taking second place in the other two. “The girls had a great year and worked very hard throughout the season,” said assistant coach Danielle Gerbe. “They […]