Smiling!

Smiling!

Above, Jace Maskill, 5, jumps for joy on a bungee trampoline at Seymour Lake Park, June 12. Jace and a lot of other locals attended for the first of two weekends of fun at the Oxford Township Park.

Marijuana ordinance passes 2nd reading

See “Letters to The Editor” on this subject on the “From Our Readers tab” By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Two petitions were not enough to stop the Oxford Village Council from approving the second reading of the Adult Use Marijuana Facilities ordinance in a 3-2 vote at its June 8 meeting. Each council member […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

This is our 62nd week of reporting local COVID numbers. Our area again saw decreases in recent cases, a small up-tick in total cases and three addition COVID-related deaths. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 2,722 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 2,739. […]

‘It’s raining caterpillars’

‘It’s raining caterpillars’

Gypsy moths causing locals much concern By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Standing under an oak tree on Ray Rd., you can hear an uneasy crinkling in the canopy above. It’s the sound of thousands of gypsy moths wriggling through and devouring the foliage. Stand under there too long, and the larvae will fall on […]

Chemical spill on M-24 causes headaches for drivers

The Oxford Fire Department responded to the report of a chemical spill on N. Lapeer and Metamora roads, Thursday June 10 at 1:35 p.m. Chief Pete Scholz and Assistant Chief Matt Majestic arrived to find a State Police officer on scene blocking the south bound lanes of N. Lapeer . According to reports, transport truck […]

Oxford’s Academic Achiever: Madeline Lovins

Oxford’s Academic Achiever: Madeline Lovins

Madeline Lovins Parents: Melissa and Gary Lovins GPA: 4.10 Favorite Subject: Psychology Plans after graduation: Go to Kalamazoo College and pursue both psychology and creative writing. Extracurricular Activities: I play softball and piano. Outside Interests and Hobbies: I love reading, writing, and music. What did you learn about yourself during lockdown? I learned to further […]

‘Cats’ season comes to an end

‘Cats’ season comes to an end

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer One week after capturing the program’s first district title in 10 years and the fourth in school history, Oxford Wildcat softball fell to the Fenton Tigers, 12-5, in a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Regional No. 1 semifinal at Fran Danek Field at MacGregor Elementary, home of the […]

Historical Museum reopens with a fresh look and Great Cyclone exhibit

Historical Museum reopens with a fresh look and Great Cyclone exhibit

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer An open guest book on a podium inside the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum shows the last visitor was March 14, 2020 before large letters below it say ‘Closed due to pandemic 2020!’ Over a year later, the museum has finally re-opened. Sue Bossardet, treasurer of the Northeast Oakland Historical […]

That’s some ‘Sick’ Pizza

That’s some ‘Sick’ Pizza

New pizzeria set to open next week By Don Rush Pizza called. Scott Taylor answered. And, soon Oxford will have its newest pizzeria. The Sick Pizza Company at 33 N. Washington Street downtown is slated to open next week. Taylor, with his partner Tom Bailey took over the old Vendetti’s Pizza & Sub business in […]

WISH GRANTED

WISH GRANTED

David Sargent, 58, seated, was given a Jimmy Buffet inspired party last week. Sargent is a patient of Cardinal Hospice and is inflicted with Huntington Chorea, a disease which affects muscle control and is evenutally fatal. According to John Domonic, standing behind Sargent, the man of the hour wanted to go to a Jimmy Buffet […]

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