Time for public school officials to get naked

More interesting news that all involved with public schools should read. On Sunday, the Traverse City Record Eagle newspaper reported ‘eyebrows are being raised? in Leland, Michigan. Seems there are gardens on the grounds of the Leland Public Schools — which is not what all the hubbub is about. Read on. Like most school districts […]

Reporting on Suicide

My dad was never one to shirk from responsibility. The owners of this newspaper are not prone to shirking responsibility. So with all this stand-upidness around me, I’ll say this: We made a mistake. It is my fault, I should have caught and changed an article which ran in The Oxford Leader and Lake Orion […]

The Blog thing takes off, read more

A few weeks ago I started a pseudo blog thing. A place where I can leave thoughts (some not good for a family newspaper) and folks can leave their thoughts. Well, here are some of those comments from people. If you’d like to leave your two cents worth go to www.oxfordleader.com and to the left, […]

Local man gets lucky in WinFall drawing

Troy Wolfe of Oxford was one of 28 lucky people to match five of six numbers in theWinFall drawing on May 14. Wolfe’s portion of the prize was $22,817. If the jackpot reaches $5 million and no one matches all six numbers to win the jackpot, the $5 million in the jackpot then rolls down […]

Flashlight Alice keeping active at 90

We were happy to get word that Alice Nicholson, aka ‘Flashlight Alice? is alive and well. For anybody who grew up in the area from the late 1940s through the late 1990s, Alice was the gal who kept everybody in line during the movies. Her daughters, Barb Raymond of Leonard and Darlene Rider of Oxford […]

Cards and well wishes for John

Since the mid-1990s travelers along Oxford’s highways and byways have seen him walking with his hat, sometimes smoking a small, thin cigar. He’s been affectionately called ‘The Walking Dude? and ‘The Mayor.? John Albert Layman, 53, a resident of the group home on W. Burdick Street, is currently recovering from being run over by a […]

America, where art’thou now?

This weekend, as we celebrate the birth of our nation — this republic — this representative style of government — we should all feel blessed. Blessed for what we once had and may someday have again. Slowly, but as sure as Republicans and Democrats meet after-hours to joke, drink and slap each others? backs for […]

I hear a resounding silence

In the last few weeks I received a total of two comments from two different individuals concerning the following (first published in the middle of May). ‘And finally from a local seasoned citizen ? ‘On paying taxes for non-primary households, well, it’s my view that NO one over 65 should pay school taxes. We are […]

Public blogging of Rush starts now

Sometimes (I guess) you should be careful of what you wish for’right? On our website this week, I lobbied for and got a new thingamabob gizmo added. (How’s that for computerese lingo?) When you go to our website (www.oxfordleader.com), on the left hand side of your computer screen, under the heading ‘Columns? you will see […]

‘Peeking in the Past? raises concern

‘I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with the sunshine, there’s gotta? be a little rain, sometime. . .? — a song some country and western chick sang in the early 1970s I don’t know why that song popped into my head when I sat down at the trusty keyboard […]

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