Sally J. Galbraith (nee Hubbard)

FREE Died July 17, 2020

Sally J. Galbraith (nee Hubbard), 81, of Mio, MI, passed away at home with her husband and children on Friday, July 17, 2020.  Sally was born in Mio, Michigan on March 9, 1939 to Zelda and James Hubbard. She grew up in Kneeland, MI and graduated from Fairview High School in 1957. In 1960 she married Tim and together they […]

Lillian May Lefler

FREE Died July 17, 2020

  Lillian May Lefler, 92, of Brethren, MI, formerly of Fairview, MI, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living in Brethren. Lillian was born in Berville, MI, on June 4, 1928, daughter of the late Ideal and Mary (Campbell) Verscheure. She married Floyd E. Lefler on June 4, 1948. The couple settled in Fairview, MI following […]

Lois Norma Phetteplace

FREE Died July 13, 2020

Lois Norma Phetteplace, 103, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at The Villa at Rose City.  She was born on April 8, 1917 in Sanilac County, MI to Edward and Viola (McFadden) Rose. She lived in Mio since 1970. Lois was a past matron and a member of the Eastern Star Cornell Marysville Chapter 93. She owned a catering […]

Northern Michigan Relief sale to be held online

OSCODA COUNTY— After being annually held in-person for 53 years, the Northern Michigan Relief Sale organized by the Mennonite Central Committee will be held online this year due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Auction items can be viewed on the Northern Michigan Relief Sale Facebook page. Virtual bidding started Friday, July 13 and continues through Saturday, August 1. Carl Dube, who […]

Whitmer tells Michigan to “mask up”

Face masks mandatory in businesses as of July 13

MICHIGAN— Governor Whitmer signed an executive order July 10 keeping facial coverings mandatory indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces and adding the requirement to businesses that are open to the public starting Monday, July 13. According to the order, businesses open to the public must refuse entry or service to those who will not put on a facial covering. Businesses […]

Ogemaw County traditional fair postponed to 2021

Planning to move forward with livestock shows, horse shows and youth livestock auction

According to the fair board, the state of Michigan will not be providing licensing for carnivals to hold events at this size due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, all entertainment, still exhibits, some grandstand events and carnival rides will be postponed until the 2021 fair.

Downstate man arrested for construction fraud in Oscoda County

OSCODA COUNTY— Frank Sutter, 50, of Romeo, was arrested on July 1, 2020 for one count of occupational code for working without a license, one count common law fraud, and one count larceny by conversion $1,000 but less than $20,000 for taking deposits for a roof construction job that was not finished.

Pauline Ann Clark

FREE Died July 6, 2020

Pauline Ann Clark, 74, of Luzerne, MI, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, at her residence. Pauline was born in England on September 16, 1945, a daughter of the late Brenda Bitton and Albert Simon. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Rhodes (Raymond Nutter), Joyce (Vince) Smith, Betty Barber (David Hall); her sons, Paul (Sue) Smith, William Smith and […]

Eva “Eve” J. Krcmarik

FREE Died July 7, 2020

Eva “Eve” J. Krcmarik, 74, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Munson Grayling Hospital on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Eve was born in Caro, Michigan on December 3, 1945 to Arthur and Jennie (Albrandt) Tomlinson. She married James Krcmarik at St. Mary Catholic Church in Albee Twp., Michigan on August 26, 1967. Eve worked as a homemaker, later getting her […]