LaBarge earns All-State Honorable Mention

LaBarge earns All-State Honorable Mention

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Oxford Wildcats senior middle blocker Emma LaBarge was among 30 young women to receive Division 1 All-State Honorable Mention from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) on December 14. A four-year varsity player for the Wildcats, this is far from the first individual accolade LaBarge has earned, as […]

Dear 2021 (and more for the New Year)

Dear 2021 (and more for the New Year)

Dec. 31, 2020 Dear 2021, I am excited about your arrival — now only a few hours away. I look forward to making your acquaintance! If I am to be honest with you, your predecessor really kinda sucked. The Year 2020 was one I was ready to usher out. Since I have yet to meet […]

Don’t Rush Me, the year reviewed

Don’t Rush Me, the year reviewed

Hard to believe I am sitting here penning the last column of one of the worst years in recent history. Of course COVID-19 was the number one topic throughout most of the year, and it probably will be well into 2021. Gosh, 2020 started out so nice. Here’s the first paragraph of of the first […]

Some kids wanted bb guns, I wanted a camera

Some kids wanted bb guns, I wanted a camera

Cameras have always fascinated me. 1 have cameras all over the house. Some work, some don’t and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some have polished wood and brass mechanisms. Some fold up into a big leather box, others have metal casings or plastic parts. But, they are all fascinating. (Well, I used to […]

Christmases past (and masks still suck)

Christmases past (and masks still suck)

Well, we have a little over a week until Christmas and I can say this: “At least those little paper masks we all are wearing keeps your nose warm in the parking lot.” (That’s about all I have on those masks, except maybe this: They suck.) * * * I wonder if “they” are gonna’ […]

Remember the day when I was sent to get the Christmas tree?

Remember the day when I was sent to get the Christmas tree?

I’ve written before about growing up in Clarkston’s ghettos – and, back then it meant anywhere not located in the half square mile of Clarkston proper (basically anywhere in Independence Township). If you lived in the township, folks from the village would scrunch their faces at you if you said you lived in Clarkston but […]

Goodfellows, gratitude & good deeds

Goodfellows, gratitude & good deeds

Something feels a wee bit amiss. The year 2020 aside, it took me a minute to figure out what I was missing and then it hit me. This time of year I usually have put the finishing touches on local “Goodfellow” editions. This year, not so much. This year the Oxford Lions Club will not […]

Bring on the holidays, I’m ready.

Bring on the holidays, I’m ready.

If you ever wanted to waste your time and dive back into the ever-loving archives of the ever-lovin’ column, Don’t Rush Me — some 30-plus year’s worth — you will run across some columns I have penned lambasting the marketing for profit of Christmas. I am 100-percent positive, I lamented seeing holiday decorations and displays […]

Fungat is as fungat does.

Fungat is as fungat does.

The weekend before this past weekend’s wind storms, I spent a lot of time outside. Wasn’t hunting. Wasn’t hiking or enjoying the crisp, clean autumn air. Nah, nothing so adventurous or sublime. Just had to finish taking care of the leaves on and around Casa D’Rush. Yeah, there was some raking, some sucking, some blowing […]

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