David D. Duby

FREE Died August 3, 2020

David D. Duby, 68, of Mio, Michigan, died at his home surrounded by his family after a long, brave battle with cancer on Monday, August 3, 2020. David was born in Mio, Michigan on November 23, 1951 to Joseph and Sally (Brooks) Duby.   He worked as a heavy equipment operator and enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, riding motorcycles and classic muscle […]

Karen Ruth Flansburg

FREE Died July 31, 2020

Karen Ruth Flansburg, 61, of Mio passed away at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, on July 31, 2020.   Karen was born to Rodger and Lorraine (Dolata) Wheatley on August 11, 1958. She spent her childhood in Hazel Park and North Branch, where she graduated high school in 1976. Karen was the proud owner of Oxford Fabrics and settled in Metamora […]

Eva Pearl Richards

FREE Died July 30, 2020

Eva Pearl Richards, 90, of Angola, IN, formerly of Mio, MI passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Aperion Care Facility. Eva was born on May 1, 1930, to Vernon and Hazel Crandall. She was a homemaker, had enjoyed bowling, BINGO, playing Rummy during her active years in Mio. Surviving are her daughters, Joy (John) Dixon of Fremont, IN and […]

OCCOA offers much more than lunch to senior citizens

MIO — The Oscoda County Council on Aging is known for lunch gatherings at the senior center in Mio. Those congregate meals are just a taste of the important services OCCOA offers to area senior citizens.  Because of coronavirus concerns, the center suspended indoor congregate meals for the time being. Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, meals will be available five days […]

The Oscoda County Library is open for curbside service

The Oscoda County Library opened for curbside service in mid-June but not for long. “We were closed for 14 days. We had a COVID exposure,” library director Amy Knepp said. “We decided, to be safe, we were closing down for 14 days.” According to COVID-19 protocols, all members of the staff had to be tested for the virus and receive […]

Fall sports schedules proceed as usual, but be ready for change

OSCODA COUNTY — The official start date for the fall season of high school sports is August 12. The fall game schedules are posted online. “As of right now, those are accurate,” said athletic director for Fairview Area Schools Melony Haskin. “As soon as we have a change, I try to change it.” For the best information, Haskin recommends parents […]

Forest service personnel head out west

OSCODA COUNTY — Forest rangers were originally scheduled to appear at a campfire safety event at the Oscoda County Park, but a more urgent assignment took priority. “They went to the Payette National Forest in Idaho to help out,” said forest service public affairs officer Josh Veal.  Two firefighters from the Mio Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forest drove […]

July 29, 2020

Johnnie Johnson, Sr.

Died July 26, 2020

Johnnie Johnson, Sr., 88, of Lewiston, MI, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, at his home. Johnnie was born in Earling, West Virginia on October 9, 1931, son of the late Osha Annie (Hodges) and Wayne Carlos Johnson. Johnnie served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He married Madeline H. (Harvey) Johnson on December 22, 1951 in […]

Paulene Frances Paslick

FREE Died February 20, 2020

Paulene Frances Paslick was born in Unionville, Michigan to Ila and Charles Dickenson. She lived out her childhood in Mio with two older sisters, Louise and Helen and is preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd. After graduation, Paulene moved to South Dakota and lived with her sister, Louise, where she graduated from cosmetology school and opened her own salon […]