Weekly COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 Update

This is our 66th week of reporting local COVID numbers. Our area again saw decreases in recent cases, a small up-tick in total cases and no addition COVID-related deaths. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 2,735 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 2,737. […]

Boy Scout seeking donations, volunteers for Eagle project

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Thomas Flickinger, a junior at Brandon High School in Ortonville and a Life Scout in Troop 139, is seeking donations for his Eagle Scout service project in Oxford. Flickinger is getting ready to rebuild a planter box and sign posts around the Lake Villa MHC soccer field at Seymour […]

DIA brings art to Polly Ann

DIA brings art to Polly Ann

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep this faithful postman from his post on the Polly Ann Trail. The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside|Out program installed a reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 “Portrait of Postman Roulin” to the trail next to 33 Pleasant […]

Allen to coach, three Wildcats to play in state All-Star Game

Allen to coach, three Wildcats to play in state All-Star Game

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Coming off a season that saw the program capture their first district championship since 2011, head coach Kenny Allen and three 2021 Oxford graduates were selected to represent the Wildcats in the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association (MHSSCA) Division 1 All-Star Game at 10 a.m. this morning (July […]

Pontoon Parade celebrates July 4th

Pontoon Parade celebrates July 4th

Photostory by James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer In celebration of Independence Day, residents of Squaw and Clear Lakes decorated their watercraft and circumnavigated the two conjoined lakes July 3, as part of the annual boat parade. Judging the boats were Ann and Bill Maul of Clear Lake, their grandson Trevor, and Sue and Gary Wurtz […]

OCS gives COVID-19 update on upcoming school year

No mask, vaccine requirement The 2021-2022 school year in Oxford might look a lot more normal than the previous one. Oxford Community Schools does not plan to require masks or COVID-19 vaccinations for staff or students. “We are regularly monitoring the COVID-19 metrics for Oakland County as we continue to prioritize safety in our district […]

M-24 detour route resurfacing delayed

M-24 detour route resurfacing delayed

The resurfacing of Ray Rd., N. Oxford Rd., Glaspie St., Oxford Lake Dr. and E. Drahner Rd. that served as the detour route during the M-24 reconstruction project likely won’t be until the end of July or early August, according to MDOT Construction Engineer Brian Travis. The work was previously scheduled for mid-to-late June. “We […]

7th grader elected mayor of Detroit Zoo’s Amphibiville

7th grader elected mayor of Detroit Zoo’s Amphibiville

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Detroit Zoo’s Amphibiville has a new leader. Blake Myers, 11, of Oxford, was sworn in as Mayor of Amphibiville on June 26 for a two-year term. Amphibiville is a 2-acre wetland village at the Detroit Zoo which is home to the National Amphibian Conservation Center (NACC). “Having a […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

This is our 65th week of reporting local COVID numbers. Our area again saw decreases in recent cases, a small up-tick in total cases and no additional COVID-related deaths. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 2,733 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 2,735. […]

Handsome Lake beach closed due to water contamination

  By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Crossroads For Youth’s beach on Handsome Lake in Oxford Township was closed June 29 due to “high bacteria levels” from “storm water runoff” according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). The beach remains closed as of July 5. The 22-acre Handsome Lake sits […]