Mayor Gary Wilkinson along with local Oxford business owners and customers met and walked along with Dave Loebsack and his associate, David Leshtz, thru our business district on Augusta Ave. Congressman Loebsack is impressed with our town and has eaten the great food at Augusta Restaurant and is a proud owner of The Oxford Project book, signed by Peter Feldstein. Loebsack said the Visioning Process and Living Roadways Program looked very interesting and stressed if we need any help with Federal funding to contact him. Loebsack would like to plan on other visits or meetings to reach more people in the future in Oxford.




The 5th Oxford Farmer's Market will be at Creekside Park,Mondays, 2014.

Time 5 PM to 7 PM

August 4: Auxiliary cooking, Weppler Benefit Drive Fund, Riverbottom Ramblers music.

August 11: SAL cooking, Joe's Travelling All-Stars music.

August 18: Legion cooking, Ben Schmidt sings.

August 25: Hands of Christ Church cooking, Randy Harker sings September 8: Rapid Creek Ranch, Doug Darrow cooking, Joe's Travelling All-Stars.





Open house at Oxford City Hall, August 5, 2014 at 5 PM to 7 PM. All Oxford residents are invited to an ice cream party to view the Visioning Concept for Oxford.

Please contact City Hall for more information 319-828-4742.



The Oxford Garden Club has been hard at work creating a Memory Park by the Rhine Creek. Anyone interested in making a donation "in honor of" or "in memory of" can drop their check off at the City Hall drop box. Cost of the items will be between $50 and $300, that includes the cost of plant, tree, or shrub and plaque. Call Vicki Kasper to pick out your tree or plant.



The Studebaker Firetruck Returns in 4th July Parade

On July 4th the recently restored, one-of-a-kind, 1928/29 Studebaker Firetruck made its grand re-debut in Oxford's parade with Larry Jiras and John Loventinsky on board. Larry was the last man to drive the original and along with John did the restoration efforts. The ornate stencil job was done by Will Beard. The truck made its rounds in the parade along with the rest of the Oxford Fire Department's vehicles (including the original chemical cart pulled by a two-man system). When the parade was over, they held a brief re-christening - and in tradition, the department pushed the truck back into the garage and radioed in that it was back in service.

It was a grand day for the old beauty of a truck, which is one of only 3 Studebaker's of its type, but the only one that was repurposed into this type of fire engine in Marshalltown Iowa.

Work is still being done to restore more of the truck. Additional funding to help bring it to completion is sought. Thanks to all those who have contributed to the current condition.