40-year track coach, mentor George Schraut passes

40-year track coach, mentor George Schraut passes

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Longtime Oxford Wildcats track and field assistant coach George Schraut died unexpectedly on June 24. He was 68-years-old. Graduating from Naperville Central High School in 1970 and Illinois State University in Normal in 1974, Schraut moved to Oxford in 1975 and lived in the same house he originally purchased […]

Oxford Township parks back in full swing

Oxford Township parks back in full swing

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Township Parks & Recreation Office, stationed inside Seymour Lake Park at 2795 Seymour Lake Road, re-opened their administrative offices for business on Monday, June 15. The following Monday, June 22, the offices opened back up to the public. Responsible for maintaining and overseeing four local parks, Oakwood […]

OHS grad looking to make worldwide impact

OHS grad looking to make worldwide impact

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A 2016 Oxford High School graduate, Leo Baldiga has always shown tremendous time management skills and the ability to stand out among his peers in the classroom. Continuing his education at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, he graduated with a 3.9 grade point average in the Class […]

Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beth Hubbard, a 2005 Oxford High School graduate, was named the interim head women’s golf coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the school announced on June 11. Joining the faculty in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor in the radio-television-film department, Hubbard had also served as a […]

Oxford Police fundraiser nets nearly $28,000 for Polly Ann Trail

Oxford Police fundraiser nets nearly $28,000 for Polly Ann Trail

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Wrapping up their collections from residents and outside donors on May 26, the day after Memorial Day, financial results from the Village of Oxford Police Department fundraiser benefiting the Polly Ann Trail far exceeded anyone’s expectations. “Excluding probably one more truckload, we’re at right about $25,000 right now,” Trail […]

18-year-old woman dies from apparent drug overdose

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Authorities were alerted — via telephone call — to an unresponsive 18-year-old woman at a home on Army Road in Addison Township on Sunday, June 14. Despite attempts to resuscitate her, the woman never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 11:32 p.m. Out of respect for the family’s […]

Barron Industries proves itself ‘essential’, grows in Oxford

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A fixture on the northern edge of Oxford for nearly four decades, Barron Industries is no stranger to success. Manufacturing high-precision investment castings and machined components, the company offers their services to businesses in the aerospace and defense fields, as well as the automotive, oil, and medical industries. Steadily […]

Michigan High School Athletic Association releases guidelines for fall sports: Oxford gridders preparing for 2020 season ‘virtually’

Michigan High School Athletic Association releases guidelines for fall sports: Oxford gridders preparing for 2020 season ‘virtually’

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer While many details are still being ironed out, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) took a big step toward moving forward with their scheduled fall athletic plans on May 29. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Safer-at-Home” Executive Order, lifted on June 1, allows schools to re-open athletic facilities the day […]

Addison, Oxford township offices near re-opening

Addison, Oxford township offices near re-opening

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Closed since mid-March because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Safer-at-Home” Executive Order, the township offices in Addison and Oxford appear to be nearing re-opening to the public. “We’re excited to open again,” Addison Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson began. “The Governor originally pointed to June 12, […]

Oxford native captures professional hockey hardware

Oxford native captures professional hockey hardware

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Just 23 days after celebrating his 21st birthday, Oxford native and Belleville (Ontario) Senators center Josh Norris added one of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) most prestigious awards to his collection on May 28, receiving the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award. Voted on by players, coaches, and members of […]

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