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Oxford County Warden David Mayberry with Liz Lessif chair of the Oxford Community Community Foundation board. (Submitted photo)

Warden’s tourney raises 25K for OCF

The Oxford Community Foundation (OCF) recently received a gift of almost $25,000 to help oversee their endowment funds and make grants to organization and charities in Oxford County.

His name was Henry Priddle, also known as “Doc.” He was born in Norwich and grew up the youngest of 11 chidlren of William and Mary Ann Priddle He married a local girl named Florence Hazen before moving to Winnipeg where he worked as a broommaker before enlisting at the age of 31. Priddle was killed in the Battle of Hill 70 in Lens, France two years later. Photo from Government of Canada website. Source: DeCooman family.

Unknown no more, soldier gets his final rest

Private Henry Priddle is one of more than 11,000 names engraved on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France commemorating Canadian soldiers who died during the First World War and have no known grave.

The ZF-TRW plant in TIllsonburg will be closing its doors by the end of the year, the municipality confirmed Monday. (CHRIS ABBOTT, Postmedia Network)

T-burg parts plant set to close

Despite attempted intervention by the Town of Tillsonburg, an auto parts plant will soon be closing, leaving 71 people without work by the end of the year.