Oxford High School goes into ‘secure protocol’ after bomb threat

Students, staff ‘are safe,’ school district says By Jim Newell Managing Editor OXFORD TWP. – Oxford High School went into “secure protocol” shortly after 7 a.m. on Monday morning after receiving an email about a bomb threat against the school. The message said an unidentified person had a bomb in a vehicle in the parking […]

New playground coming to Seymour Lake Twp. Park

New playground coming to Seymour Lake Twp. Park

There will be a new playground coming to Seymour Lake Twp. Park this summer. (Left) Parks & Recreation Director Phil Castonia and Oxford Township Communications and Grants Manager C.J. Carnacchio, pictured with the old playground near the soccer fields, worked to get grants and funding to install a new, larger playscape and accessories. Photo by […]

Oxford schools staff receives PREPaRE, restorative practices training

Bullying down in Oxford schools By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular meeting on Feb. 13, Oxford schools Superintendent Dr. Vicki Markavitch gave an update on the ongoing recovery plan, which included data on bullying, staff training, and other measures that were implemented. “After the last recovery plan update, the board […]

Oxford RoboCats WEEK ZERO hits all the right notes

Oxford RoboCats WEEK ZERO hits all the right notes

Parker W., Will B., Mason T., drive coach Drew S., student Moira H. and mentor Eric S. work on the RoboCats’ robot, getting it ready for competition. Team 2137 prepares for ‘Crescendo’ season By Morgan Kindermann Leader Contributor OXFORD TWP. – Oxford High School’s FIRST robotics competition team, Team 2137 The Oxford RoboCats, hosted their […]

Wildcats fall to Dragons 52-49 in final game of regular season

Wildcats fall to Dragons 52-49 in final game of regular season

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. — Oxford High School’s field house was packed to the brim with excited fans of both OHS and Lake Orion High School ready to see a head-to-head between the Wildcats and the Dragons in their final games of the regular season. The foul-heavy game ended with a Dragon […]

OHS varsity girls basketball defeated by Lake Orion

OHS varsity girls basketball defeated by Lake Orion

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer The Oxford High School varsity girls basketball team lost a nail bitter rematch against Lake Orion High School, falling to the Dragons 44-40. Oxford previously defeated the Dragons 48-33 on Jan. 30 at Lake Orion. The Lake Orion team came out of the gate strong with a number of steals […]

Clear Lake Elementary hosts STEM night

Clear Lake Elementary hosts STEM night

Charlotte Cogan discovers the feel of oobleck during STEM night at Clear Lake Elementary on Friday. See page 13 for the story and more photos. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price By Wendi Reardon Price Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. — Meeting a hedgehog, building a circuit board, making a balloon rocket were just some of the […]

Lona Hakala

Lona Hakala

Lona Hakala died peacefully in faith on February 21, 2024 with her loving family by her side. Lona is survived by her dear husband, John; her son, Brian (Jennifer) Hakala, daughter, Lora (Christopher) Riethmeier; grandchildren Rachel Hakala, Jack (fiancé Alli Mills) Hakala, Ashly (fiancé CJ Frey) Riethmeier, Paytin (David) Krezewski, Rylan Riethmeier and Ruthie Riethmeier; […]

Donald J. Henry, 57

Donald J. Henry, 57

Donald Joseph Henry, 57, of Romeo, MI passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was peacefully surrounded by his loved ones after complications with diabetes. Don was born on April 15, 1966 in Clawson, MI to James and Beverly Henry.  Don was a fun-loving husband and father who cherished every moment he spent with his […]

American Legion honors first responders

American Legion honors first responders

American Legion Post 108 honored Oxford first responders for going above and beyond in their support of the Oxford community during a special ceremony and appreciation dinner on Sunday. (From left) Deputy of the Year John Mozak, Reserve Deputy of the Year Derrick White, Reserve Officer of the Year John Drake, Officer of the Year […]

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