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Band takes 1st place at Chippewa Valley Invite

A feeling of deja vu must have come over the Oxford High School Marching Band as it once again took first place in the Class A division at the Chippewa Valley Marching Band Invitational Sept....more >>

Impetigo cases 3, not 15 on JV football team

Last week, parents received an e-mail alert from Oxford Community Schools dispelling any rumors of a MRSA outbreak, but informing them that 15 cases of Impetigo, a highly contagious staph infection was confirmed among the JV Football Team....more >>
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Leonard receives $500 safety patrol grant

The AAA School Safety Patrol awarded eleven schools, including Leonard Elementary, with $500 grants. "I have to give Melissa (Musgrove) all the credit for that," said Leonard Principal Paul McDevitt....more >>
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Lafnear steps down after 10 years with Booster Club

After being apart of the Oxford Wildcat Athletic Boosters for the past 10 years, President J.R. Lafnear is stepping down. Taking his place is current Vice President Mark Stepek. "I don't have a connection to the younger kids and the sports teams that I had when I started....more >>
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Born August 29th
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
August 29th
in history
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.