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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 5th
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazillian composer.
1938: Lynn Margulis, biologist.
1948: Leslie Marmon Silko, writer (Ceremony).
March 5th
in history
1946: In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe].
1956: The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
1969: Gustav Heinemann is elected West German President.
1976: Britain gives up on the Ulster talks and decides to retain rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely.
1984: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.