Oxford students recognized for outstanding artwork

Oxford students recognized for outstanding artwork

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A nationwide competition open to students in grades 7-12, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards received more than 6,600 entries in their Southeastern Michigan region alone — 1,100 of these entries earned recognition, including eight pieces by three Oxford Community Schools students. Chief among the Wildcat standouts was Luke […]

Oxford Police fundraiser a success

Oxford Police fundraiser a success

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Cans and bottles — returnables worth 10 cents each — have been piling up in the Oxford Village garage for the better part of a month. The mounds of can and bottles in plastic bags was due to a fundriaser to help the Polly Ann Trail. Split into two […]

Changes for Oxford Township Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer During the Oxford Township Board of Trustees meeting on May 13, held remotely via Zoom video conference, a total of six personnel moves were made to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. First, Trustee Jack Curtis, a popular candidate to replace Supervisor Bill Dunn in November, announced […]

Morris recognized by Detroit Free Press

Morris recognized by Detroit Free Press

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On the heels of a sparkling season that saw her establish herself as one of the best players in the Oakland Activities Association (OAA), Oxford Wildcats 2021 guard Emma Morris earned All-North Team honorable mention from the Detroit Free Press’ Mick McCabe on May 15. The Ladycats’ leading scorer […]

Townsend honored by Detroit Free Press

Townsend honored by Detroit Free Press

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Mick McCabe of the Detroit Free Press unveiled his 2019-20 boys’ basketball All-Area teams on May 17. Split into four geographically-defined teams, All-Detroit, East, North and West, McCabe’s honorees featured one local product. Oxford Wildcats 2020 guard/forward Trey Townsend earned a spot on the All-North second-team, along with Jaden […]

Legacy 925’s request for outdoor service permit approved

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Moved by Treasurer Joe Ferrari and seconded by Trustee Margie Payne, the Oxford Township Board of Trustees voted to approve a request for an outdoor service permit from Legacy 925 during their Zoom video conference meeting on May 13. The ruling enables Legacy 925’s bar and grill, 925 Social, […]

Man dies in mobile home fire

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Emergency dispatch responded to a call at 3:18 p.m. on Monday, April 27 from a man saying he saw smoke bellowing from the windows of his neighbor’s mobile home on Crestwood Dr. in the Parkhurst Estates complex located off Lapeer Rd. The Oxford Township Fire Department, headed by Chief […]

RoboCats making visible difference

RoboCats making visible difference

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The Oxford High School robotics program, also known as the RoboCats and Team 2137, operate with a mantra, “We build more than robots.” In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this mantra has more of a firsthand application that ever before. Teaming with Romeo High School’s robotics program, […]

Oakland County to offer financial hand to small businesses

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Jointly announced by Executive David Coulter and Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Woodward on March 26, Oakland County has established plans to create a $3M small business stabilization fund to help combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We believe this is the first phase of support for our businesses,” Coulter […]

Where to pick up a restaurant cooked meal in Oxford

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beginning at 3 p.m. on March 16 and lasting until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 30, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-9 mandated the closure of theaters, bars and casinos statewide. The order also limited restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders, temporarily banning all dine-in services. With many family-friendly […]

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