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School board eyes extending Skilling's contract to 2019

Oxford Schools Superintendent Dr. William Skilling's contract is set to expire in 2016. However, the Oxford Board of Education is looking to possibly pull the contract early and extend it five years to 2019....more >>

Third school bus crash driver's fault, police say

An Oxford School bus collided with a car at the intersection of Oakwood and Delano Roads Feb. 12, making it the district's bus accident of the year. According to the Oakland County Sheriff's report, the bus was heading northbound and stopped at the two-way stop sign on Delano Road....more >>
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DA celebrates V-Day!

First-graders in teacher Jessica Bull's class at Daniel Axford Elementary celebrated Valentine's Day in high style with a "Fancy Nancy" party. The girls were dressed in their prettiest frocks, while the boys sported dress shirts and ties....more >>
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Clear Lake girls sell V-Day candy grams to fight cancer

Clear Lake Elementary fourth-graders Kristina Myers and Maya Roper raised more than $200 for the American Childhood Cancer Organization by selling Valentine's candy grams for $1 each last week....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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1941: The Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo plane makes its first flight.
1942: Ensign Henry C. White, while flying a J4F Widgeon plane, sinks U-166 as it approaches the Mississippi River, the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard.
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.
1944: The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.
1950: Lead elements of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division arrive in Korea from the United States.