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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 October 5th
1882: Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
1902: Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise in 1955.
1911: Flann O'Brien, Irish novelist and playwright (The Hard Life, The Third Policeman).
1936: Václav Havel, Czech dissident dramatist who became the first freely elected president of Czechoslovakia in 55 years.
1959: Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
October 5th
in history
1795: The day after he routed counterrevolutionaries in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte accepts their formal surrender. Napoleon takes charge.
1813: U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, in Ontario, broke Britain's Indian allies with the death of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and made the Detroit frontier safe. An outmatched British flotilla faced the prospect of a remarkable victory.
1821: Greek rebels capture Tripolitza, the main Turkish fort in the Peloponnese area of Greece.
1864: At the Battle of Allatoona, a small Union post is saved from Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's army. A compendium of poppycock, balderdash, and malarkey told by Civil War veterans for the amusement and amazement of future generations.
1877: Nez Perce Chief Joseph surrenders to Colonel Nelson Miles in Montana Territory, after a 1,700-mile trek to reach Canada falls 40 miles short.