143-year-old church doors restored

143-year-old church doors restored

Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ had its bell tower doors restored last week. Located at 1 Hovey St. in Oxford Village, the building began construction in 1878 and finished in 1879. The wood doors at the base of the bell tower are original to the building. Woodworker Craig Shagena, co-owner of Caveman & Pip, […]

Homecoming parade is on!

Modified route this year By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford High School will have its homecoming parade Friday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. The parade route has changed from previous years. Lineup will take place at 5 p.m. behind the swimming pool at the high school. The parade will go clockwise around the school, […]

OCS reports six Covid cases

There were six active COVID-19 cases at Oxford Community Schools, as of the district’s weekly update Sept. 10. There were four active student cases, one each at Lakeville Elementary, Oxford Early Learning Center, Oxford Middle School and Oxford High School. There were two active staff cases, one at Clear Lake Elementary and one at Oxford […]

Oxford native joins Fire Department

Oxford native joins Fire Department

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Lifelong Oxford resident Chris Scheer is the newest full-time member of the Oxford Fire Department. Scheer graduated from Oxford High School in 2016 and became interested in working for the fire department after a friend told him about working as an EMT. “They were an EMT and they showed […]

CRWC Looking for Adopt-a-Stream Volunteers

CRWC Looking for Adopt-a-Stream Volunteers

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Clinton River Watershed Council needs your help. The CRWC is holding its biannual adopt-a-stream monitoring day on Saturday, Oct. 2 and is looking for volunteers to help. “We have seven full-time staff (members),” said Eric Diesing, CRWC watershed ecologist who gave a presentation about the adopt-a-stream program at […]

Homegrown hosts Oxtoberfest this Saturday

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Make some time to grab a stein this Saturday at Homegrown Brewing Company’s Oxtoberfest celebration. Going into its 4th year — the 2020 event was canceled — Oxtoberfest is a homage of the German festival and a last hurrah for patio dining at Homegrown. “I know a lot of […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

This is our 75th week of reporting local COVID numbers. Our area saw an increase in recent and total cases and COVID-related deaths. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 2,925 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 2,974. Recent cases, which “… are the […]

A study in perfection

A study in perfection

By Don Rush We tip our hats to Oxford High School senior Martha Wolf and her to her parents, Douglas and Carlotta Wolf. Why? The other week we learned Martha earned the highest possible ACT composite score, 36. Not many who take the test can say this. According to a press release from the ACT […]

Students and staff were evacuated

Fire alarms sounded at Oxford High School as a result of smoke generated from an air handling unit, soon after the start of school Friday, Sept. 10. Students and staff were evacuated until the situation was investigated and resolved by the Oxford Fire Department. The fire department deemed the building safe to re-enter within the […]

DDA hosting new, updated Fall events

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Village of Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a whole slate of events this fall. From new events to returning classics, there will be something for everyone. The first event on the calendar is Decorate the Town, a new event scheduled for Thursday morning. “Since we have […]

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