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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 3rd
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
1924: Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.
August 3rd
in history
1492: Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his voyage to the new world.
1546: French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, is hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.
1553: Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London.
1610: Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.
1692: French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerke in the Netherlands.