Crime up in Oxford Township, Village in 2020

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer With many having more free time on their hands in 2020 because of closures and lockdowns attributed to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Oxford Township and Village, unfortunately, saw rises in crime compared to the 2019 calendar year. The township, patrolled by Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies, responded to 15,101 calls for […]

2020: the year in review

2020: the year in review

Part 2: July-December Compiled by James Hanlon July 1 Grads honored at virtual awards night. Oxford Community Schools shared a link to Oxford High’s Senior Award Ceremony Friday night, June 26. The virtual ceremony was a pre-recorded video created by OHS counselor Kendrea Shenfeld, from clips submitted by the presenters of each award. Congratulations to […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

In our 39th week of reporting local COVID numbers, our area breached the 1,000 mark in total cases. According to numbers provided by Oakland County, last week we reported there were a total of 997 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford; this week, 1,051 cases. Recent cases decreased from 278 to 256. Deaths stayed at […]

Four Wildcats ready to make a splash in sports

Four Wildcats ready to make a splash in sports

State championships start next week By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer More than two months after they last competed, the four Oxford Wildcats who are among the young women from 128 schools vying for state championships in their respective swimming and diving events received the news they had been waiting for from the Michigan High […]

Assistant Oxford Supt. Sweat retiring Jan. 31

Assistant Oxford Supt. Sweat retiring Jan. 31

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After 38 years of service in public education, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for Oxford Community Schools, Denise Sweat, is retiring. Her last day working in the district will be January 31, 2021. “My greatest memories will be all of the wonderful staff, mentors and families that I have […]

FISH fund

FISH fund

Last week the Rochester North-Oakland Elks Lodge #2225 presented Oxford-Orion FISH a check for $1,490.94. “Your Elks club has been very generous to FISH,” FISH’s Michelle Behm said. Pictured from the left are FISH’s Dana Stone, Sue Black, Behm, and from the Elks, Jason Judkins and Kari Cameron. Photo by D. Rush.

A look back at the year that was. An editorial.

There’s a lot to say about the year 2020. Plenty went on in the Oxford area. Local governments from Addison Township to Oxford Village governed. Students studied. Merchants and ‘mom & pop” businesses did their best to make a profit. M-24 was torn up, right down to the dirt. There were elections — both local […]

Longtime school secretary retiring

Longtime school secretary retiring

Jan. 5, ‘Marilyn Benner Day’ at Oxford Schools By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After 43 years at Oxford Community Schools, Oxford High School Attendance Secretary Marilyn Benner is retiring January 5. “My 43 years with Oxford school district has been, really, a joy to me,” Benner said. “I’ve always enjoyed going into work and […]

Michigan in the Civil War comes to library

A traveling exhibition, “Michigan in the Civil War”will make a stop in Oxford from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28. Oxford Public Library acquired the exhibit from the Detroit Historical Society. It features 10 free-standing kiosks, each examining a different theme in Michigan’s role in the war. Over 60 artifacts and photos give visitors insight into […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

In our 38th week of reporting local COVID numbers, our area saw decreases in recent cases, an increase in total cases, while COVID related deaths remained the same. According to numbers provided by Oakland County, last week we reported there were a total of 949 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford; this week, 979 cases. […]