She screamed for ice cream!

She screamed for ice cream!

Usually we reserve the front page feature photo for our best photo — and usually those photos are taken by us. Not this week. We could not help but showcase this photo of Blake Marie Shalayko, who will be two this Saturday, with her first ice creamed “brain freeze.” This photo was taken at the […]

Addison library seeks Congressional funding, nears site approval

Addison library seeks Congressional funding, nears site approval

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Addison Township Public Library will submit an application this week, requesting funding for a new library building, through U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin’s office. Members of Congress are allowed to submit ten qualified, local projects to the Appropriations Committee for consideration of targeted federal funds for local governments, as […]

Great days for HomeGrown at international beer competition

Great days for HomeGrown at international beer competition

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Four cheers for four beers! HomeGrown Brewing Co. bagged as many medals for its brews at the 10th annual New York International Beer Competition. Over 800 submissions from around the world were judged remotely. Located at 28 N. Washington St. in downtown Oxford, HomeGrown was also named “Michigan Belgian […]

Ora Road fire updated: We lost everything

Ora Road fire updated: We lost everything

By Don Rush Last month The Oxford Leader reported about a fire on Ora Road. The result of the fire, we reported at the time, was that the garage was totally destroyed and “west winds caused the fire to jump to the house, which was damaged mostly by water and smoke, but is structurally sound […]

Oxford’s Academic Achiever: Riley Hodder

Oxford’s Academic Achiever: Riley Hodder

Riley Hodder Parents: Cale and Teresa Hodder GPA: 4.15 Favorite Subject: I like all math classes Plans after graduation: I know I’m going to college, but I’m still applying Extracurricular Activities: I am co-captain of the Oxford High School Equestrian Team, as well as a member of the NHS chapter of Oxford high school. Outside […]

Six Wildcats sign to compete collegiately

Six Wildcats sign to compete collegiately

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Ahead of the girls’ soccer season-opener against the Fenton Tigers on April 6, a game Oxford would win, 4-0, six members of the Class of 2021 signed their National Letters of Intent (LOI) to continue their student-athlete careers at the collegiate level. In alphabetical order, here is a rundown […]

Wildcats impressive out of gate

Wildcats impressive out of gate

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer In their first game action in 670 days, the Oxford Wildcat baseball team won their first two games of the 2021 season in convincing fashion, topping the Troy Athens Red Hawks, 10-0, on April 6 and the Oakland Christian Lancers, 10-4, three days later. Against the Red Hawks, a […]

Kickers off to 2-0 start

Kickers off to 2-0 start

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Opening their campaign on April 6 against an old Flint Metro League (FML) foe Fenton Tigers, the Oxford Wildcats girls’ soccer program began their first season in two years with a 4-0 victory. Junior Carly Boyd scored Oxford’s first goal of the year with 17:30 remaining in the first […]

Guido’s Pizza is positive about the future

Guido’s Pizza is positive about the future

2020 is gone. And, Guido’s Premium Pizza is bullish in the future. “The last 12 months were difficult,” owner Shawn McGuire said. “But pizza sales have remained strong and have even surged. We are super excited to have won Best Pizza for the 12th straight year and are very proud to call the Oxford/Lake Orion […]

Oxford man passes in motorcycle accident

Oxford resident Gregory Velasco, 69, was killed on the afternoon of April 6 as the result of a crash involving his 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, in Elba Township. According to Detective Jason Parks of the Lapeer County Sherrif’s Department, at 4:29 p.m., deputies were dispatched to an injury crash on Lippincott Road, just west of Lake […]

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