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 […]

Schools fully remote until after Thanksgiving

Schools fully remote until after Thanksgiving

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer With COVID-19 cases spiking in the community like never before, Oxford Community Schools has switched back to fully remote learning, at least through the Thanksgiving break. The decision came late in the day Friday, Nov. 13, just two days ahead of a statewide health order for all in-person high […]

Leader Question of The Week

Leader Question of The Week

Leader Question of The Week: Thanksgiving is a week away. What are you grateful for? Please share your response (thank you).

Oxford Village Council elects new president

Oxford Village Council elects new president

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village’s first ever all-women council has selected Kelsey Cooke to be its new president and Allison Kemp, president pro tem. At the beginning of the regular (virtual) Nov. 10 meeting, Councilmember Kemp nominated Cooke to be president, and Councilmember Maureen Helmuth nominated Kemp to be president pro tem. […]

Weekly COVID Update

Recent cases up 71% in one week In our 32nd week of reporting local COVID numbers, our area saw big jumps in recent cases, and in total cases. According to numbers provided by Oakland County, last week we reported there were a total of 372 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 485 cases, […]

Gives out 1,100 bags of popcorn for kindness month

Gives out 1,100 bags of popcorn for kindness month

Random acts of kindness encouraged By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It’s a good time to be thankful and kind. Oxford High School’s student mentorship class has designated November “Kindness Month.” They made a calendar challenging students to do a random act of kindness each weekday this month. On Nov. 4, the challenge was “hold […]

Leader welcomes student contributor

Leader welcomes student contributor

My name is Lauren Schiller and I’m a senior at Oxford High School, as well as an International Diploma Program Candidate. I am the oldest child in my family: I have a sister who is in her junior year of high school and a brother who is a freshman. I enjoy spending time not only […]

Seven student-athletes sign to compete collegiately

Seven student-athletes sign to compete collegiately

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Held in the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 11, seven Wildcat student-athletes signed to continue their careers at the collegiate level. The realization of years of hard work and commitment to their craft, these young women were joined by their parents, who have been with […]

Delivery van wedges into Boulder Pointe tunnel

Delivery van wedges into Boulder Pointe tunnel

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer In what sounds like a sketch from the popular television series Reno 911!, an Amazon delivery van became wedged in the tunnel used to transport carts under Lapeer Road at Boulder Pointe Golf Club at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. The van, a Ford Transit-250, was driven by […]

Scouts raising $ for wreaths

Boy Scout Troop 366 is launching an effort to raise funds for Wreaths Across America again this year. The Troop is seeking help to raise enough money to place wreaths on all the veterans’ graves at Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery. By sponsoring a wreath, you can show gratitude to our hometown fallen heroes, honor those who […]

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