Rollover crash near Orion/Oxford border

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer At 5:51 p.m. on December 8, a 19-year-old Oxford Township resident was operating a 2007 Hummer H3 northbound on Lapeer Road near Scenic Way, just north of Indian Lake Road, when he crossed over the center median into the southbound lane and struck a 2009 Ford Fusion head-on. Driven […]

Jack Curtis ready to lead Oxford Township into future

Jack Curtis ready to lead Oxford Township into future

Relying on experience and planning By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer When William “Bill” Dunn, a 21-year veteran of the position, announced in January he would not seek another term as Charter Township of Oxford Supervisor, he endorsed Trustee Jack Curtis to succeed him. This is precisely what ended up happening, as Curtis, who had […]

Oxford’s Townsend starts collegiate career as a Grizzly

Oxford’s Townsend starts collegiate career as a Grizzly

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Graduating in 2020, Trey Townsend finished his Oxford Wildcat career with 1,010 points, making him the second-leading scorer in school history. When it came time for him to make his decision about where he wanted to continue his academic and athletic journey at the collegiate level, the choice was […]

Volunteers help families, individuals in need enjoy Thanksgiving

Volunteers help families, individuals in need enjoy Thanksgiving

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On Wednesday, November 25, the evening before Thanksgiving, a team of volunteers gathered at Oxford United Methodist Church, located at 21 East Burdick Street, to help families and individuals in need enjoy the holiday. Working as a team, these volunteers prepared and packaged approximately 220 Thanksgiving dinners, which, in […]

No parade, Oxford still promoting Christmas spirit

No parade, Oxford still promoting Christmas spirit

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer One in a long list of events altered or canceled by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the annual Oxford Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will not take place in 2020. While this is understandably disappointing for the hundreds of Oxford residents who look forward to attending or participating in the parade […]

Polly Ann Trail new Master Plan nears completion

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A project a couple of years in the making, the Polly Ann Trail is closing in on the finalization of their Master Plan, which will replace the plan that expired in 2017. “We basically started from scratch,” said Linda Moran, who has served as the Polly Ann Trail Manager […]

After 21 years, Dunn hosts final Board meeting

After 21 years, Dunn hosts final Board meeting

(And other news from the Nov. 18 Oxford Township Trustees’ meeting) By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer In what was the final session for Bill Dunn as Supervisor and Trustee Patti Durr, the Charter Township of Oxford had their monthly Board of Trustees meeting, via Zoom video conference, on Wednesday, November 18. Normally, these meetings […]

Conflicting stories

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On Nov. 13, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched for a report of domestic violence on Indian Knolls Street. As is common in these disputes, the 31-year-old husband and his 29-year-old wife gave conflicting stories as to what had occurred. The man said his wife had confronted him about […]

Blessings in a Backpack virtual fundraiser

Blessings in a Backpack virtual fundraiser

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Since 2017, Crafting For Our Community (CFOC) members have had two “crops” featuring scrapbookers, card-makers and sewers — all for one reason: helping local students. With raffles and donations from small businesses, money generated from these crops has largely gone toward benefiting Oxford’s Blessings in a Backpack program. A […]

Fun games for students with eyes on the future

Fun games for students with eyes on the future

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Oxford Elementary School, made up of third through fifth-grade students and located at 109 Pontiac Street, has used the changes to the school day caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a way to implement a new activity into their lesson plans, one that has been a hit with students. […]