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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 March 27th
1906: Pee Wee Russell, jazz clarinetist.
1910: John Robinson Pierce, the father of comunications satellites.
1914: Budd Schulberg, journalist, novelist and screenwriter (What Makes Sammy Run).
1923: Louis Simpson, Pultizer Prize-winning poet.
1924: Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer.
March 27th
in history
1884: The first long-distance telephone call is made from Boston to New York.
1893: The American Bell Telephone Company makes the first long distance telephone call to its branch office in New York.
1899: The Italian inventor G. Marconi achieves the first international radio transmission between England and France.
1900: The London Parliament passes the War Loan Act, which gives 35 million pounds to the Boer War cause.
1912: The first cherry blossom trees, a gift from Japan, are planted in Washington, D.C.