Local Scout finishes Eagle project in Scripter Park

Local Scout finishes Eagle project in Scripter Park

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Andrew Cobble, Life Scout with Scouting BSA Troop 366, recently completed his Eagle Scout service project. Cobble installed a xylophone in Scripter Village Park on Monday, Dec. 13. Cobble’s lifelong passion for music fueled the idea behind the xylophone project, though the concept first came to him while visiting […]

Oxford 2021: The Year in Review, part 1

Oxford 2021: The Year in Review, part 1

  (January – June) Complied By Dean Vaglia January 6 Assistant Oxford Supt. Sweat retiring Jan. 31 After 38 years of service in public education, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for Oxford Community Schools, Denise Sweat, is retiring. Her last day working in the district will be January 31, 2021. “My greatest memories will be […]

Leaders look back on 2021, forward to ‘22

Leaders look back on 2021, forward to ‘22

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer With 2021 over and 2022 starting, local leaders reflected on last year’s accomplishments and what to expect in the months to come. While leaders for Oxford Village and Township shared several highlights, each found it hard to look back on the year without taking it into account. “The past […]

Locals work together for ‘Oxford Strong’ directory

Locals work together for ‘Oxford Strong’ directory

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Several locals are working together on www.oxfordstrongcommunity.org, a website that finds, vets and lists support outlets formed in the wake of the Nov. 30 shooting. Starting life as a Google Doc made in early December, site operators Chelsea Pfeiffer and Andrea Nienstedt sought out information about companies and funds […]

Community takes part in Wreaths Across America

Community takes part in Wreaths Across America

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer 243 pine branch wreaths were laid on veterans’ graves for Wreaths Across America day on Saturday, Dec. 18. Distributed across Ridgelawn Memorial and Oxford Township Municipal cemeteries, the wreaths were bought through a sponsorship drive by Scouts BSA Troop 366. Sponsors paid for over 260 wreaths, leaving 20 wreaths […]

State re-investigating Oxford hospital proposal

State re-investigating Oxford hospital proposal

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The state of Michigan is looking back into the proposal for a hospital in Oxford, according to Oxford Township Supervisor Jack Curtis. Curtis met with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist following the Nov. 30 shooting, the hospital quickly becoming the main topic of their discussion. “When Lt. Gov. Gilchrist was […]

OCSO talks about copycat threats

OCSO talks about copycat threats

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) put out a statement on Tuesday, Dec. 14 addressing copycat threats made in the wake of the Nov. 30 shooting. “These threats are often coming from other students who may think it’s funny or a clever way to get out of class,” Sheriff […]

Council talks donations, rentals

Council talks donations, rentals

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village Council met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Topics of discussion included the handling of Nov. 30 donations, rental inspections and filling appointments. Councilmembers Lori Bourgeau and Maureen Helmuth were absent, the former attending the night’s Oxford Community Schools Board meeting. Honoring and Donations Update […]

Parents, suspect probable cause hearings

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer All suspects in the Nov. 30 shooting returned to court last week for probable cause hearings, the parents on Tuesday, Dec. 14 and the student on Monday, Dec. 13. A probable cause hearing is a routine step in the legal process where the court hears from arresting authorities or […]

Oxford Schools offered, turns down AG investigation

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools (OCS) turned down Attorney General Dana Nessel’s offer to investigate the district’s actions on and before the Nov. 30 shooting. Originally offering state resources to carry out the district’s plan to conduct a “third-party investigation” as mentioned in a Dec. 4 letter, OCS said on Dec. […]