Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beth Hubbard, a 2005 Oxford High School graduate, was named the interim head women’s golf coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the school announced on June 11. Joining the faculty in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor in the radio-television-film department, Hubbard had also served as a […]

Oxford Police fundraiser nets nearly $28,000 for Polly Ann Trail

Oxford Police fundraiser nets nearly $28,000 for Polly Ann Trail

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Wrapping up their collections from residents and outside donors on May 26, the day after Memorial Day, financial results from the Village of Oxford Police Department fundraiser benefiting the Polly Ann Trail far exceeded anyone’s expectations. “Excluding probably one more truckload, we’re at right about $25,000 right now,” Trail […]

18-year-old woman dies from apparent drug overdose

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Authorities were alerted — via telephone call — to an unresponsive 18-year-old woman at a home on Army Road in Addison Township on Sunday, June 14. Despite attempts to resuscitate her, the woman never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 11:32 p.m. Out of respect for the family’s […]

Weekly COVID-19 update

According to Oakland County, there have been seven cases of COVID-19 in our area in the past 30 days. Six in the 48371 ZIP code and one in 48370. By ZIP, here are the numbers: 48367 — nine total cases, zero deaths. 48370 — six total cases, one death. 48371 — 75 total cases, three […]

Protesters march through Oxford

Protesters march through Oxford

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer About 300 protesters marched from Scripter Park to Centennial Park on Friday, June 12. Many carried signs protesting racial injustice and police brutality. This came one week after protesters demonstrated along N. Oxford Rd. in front of the football field. That protest, organized by Pastor Tom Donnelly of Firmly […]

Local eateries and pubs reopen

Local eateries and pubs reopen

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer With the lifting of restrictions, restaurants resumed dine-services last week. “I love it. It feels nice to be free again,” said Jeff Weaver who enjoyed a mid-afternoon meal on the patio behind the Oxford Tap last weekend. “Everybody’s pretty happy that we are back open, a lot of regulars,” […]

Barron Industries proves itself ‘essential’, grows in Oxford

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A fixture on the northern edge of Oxford for nearly four decades, Barron Industries is no stranger to success. Manufacturing high-precision investment castings and machined components, the company offers their services to businesses in the aerospace and defense fields, as well as the automotive, oil, and medical industries. Steadily […]

Schools distributed 100,000 meals

Schools distributed 100,000 meals

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools’ Nutrition Services Department has served over 100,000 meals distributed to Oxford Community Schools’ children in need during COVID-19 closure. The milestone was surpassed on June 3. Schools across the country are the source of a healthy breakfast and lunch five days a week for students in […]

Downtown business crowdfund passes milestone

Downtown business crowdfund passes milestone

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Downtown Development Authority raised nearly $10,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to make micro-grants for struggling downtown businesses. Main Street Oakland County said it would match up to $4,000. After a couple weeks, the fund was still at $3,145. Clark Harris, an Oxford resident and CEO of Bloomfield Hills-based […]

Chruch News: Oxford Free Methodist services

Oxford Free Methodist Church resumed gathering this past Sunday for their 10:30 morning worship. The church is following the directives given by the state government, the East Michigan Free Methodist Conference as well as the CDC guidelines which includes social distancing and best practices for safety and the well being of others. At this time […]