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Hitchcock-inspired farce comes to OHS stage

The cast is small, but the laughs promise to be huge as the Oxford High School Theater Company brings "The 39 Steps" to the stage of the Fine Arts Center. "It's a fun show," said OHS teacher Katie Blaszczyk, who's co-directing the play with fellow teacher Debby Brown....more >>
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9th annual Americana Concert to honor veterans

All those brave men and women who have ever donned a U.S. military uniform, served in a foreign land or fought in a war will be honored Thursday, Nov. 10 as Oxford Middle School choir students put on their annual Americana Concert....more >>
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Oxford school board candidate profiles

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in the Oxford school district will go to the polls in their respective townships to elect someone to a four-year seat on the board of education....more >>
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Lakeville gets its haunt on!

By day, Lakeville Elementary is just a typical school, filled with smiling students learning, laughing and playing. But on Friday, Oct. 28, it was transformed into a creepy haunted house with ghoulish fiends and frightening monsters at every turn....more >>
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Equestrians trot away with championship

The Oxford High School Equestrian Team brought home the Division A Reserve State Championship Oct. 13-16 after showing against the top teams in the state. Hartland High School took home the top spot by just three points....more >>
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Trunk-or-treating at Leonard Elementary

Posing for this ghastly group photo are (clockwise from top) fifth-grader Ethan Matteson, preschooler Jordyn Matteson, first-grader Lilli McDevitt and preschooler Finnegan McDevitt....more >>
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Born August 28th
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
August 28th
in history
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.