Darla Crowe

FREE Died September 5, 2020

Darla Crowe, 60, passed away after a hard-fought cancer battle, with her life partner Vicky Fowler by her side, in their home on Saturday, September 5, 2020.  Darla was born on December 3, 1959 to Jean Reed of Valpo, Indiana and the late Richard Crowe.  Dar will be deeply missed by her life partner of 30 years, Vicky; son, Dean […]

A victory starts Lady Eagles’ volleyball season

  BURT LAKE — Not being allowed to compete in region four, the Fairview Lady Eagles traveled to Burt Lake NMC Academy to begin their season on Monday, Aug. 31 bringing home a win in four sets. Their first time together in a gym on a volleyball court this season, the team won the first two sets 25-23 and 25-22, […]

Fairview soccer opens the season with a road win

BURT LAKE — The season opener for the Eagles soccer team was Monday, Aug. 31 when the team traveled to Burt Lake NMC Academy returning with a 10-2 victory. Senior Isaiah Ford has been Coach Solomon Handrich’s go-to forward since Handrich started coaching three years ago,                                                “I was pleased with our first game,” said Handrich. “I knew it would either […]

“Normal” fall sports return, including football, spectators limited

EAST LANSING — The announcement came from the office of Governor Whitmer and shortly after the Michigan High School Athletic Association reversed a previous announcement and reinstated football as a fall sport on Thursday, Sept. 3. Executive Order 176 allows for an immediate start of statewide competition for soccer and lower peninsula girls swimming and diving and volleyball on Wednesday, […]

First Dam Canoe Challenge: a great way to finish summer

MIO —The 18th annual First Dam Canoe Challenge went off without a hitch Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday. Aug. 30. “I’ve been getting thank-you cards from all over,” challenge organizer Peg Smutek said. “New York, Canada, Indiana, Ohio, all over. They absolutely loved it.” It rained early Saturday morning, but the clouds dispersed by the time the racers hit the […]

Celebrating grandparents

For those lucky enough to have loving grandparents in their life, National Grandparents Day is around the corner on Sunday, September 13!  For tech-savvy grandparents, there are several opportunities to connect and express appreciation and love through technology.  Celebrating the holiday via a virtual toast on Zoom or FaceTime with a glass of sparkling grape juice, wine or other beverages […]

Donating blood is essential and safe

Versiti tests donations for COVID-19 antibodies

The need for blood is urgent. You can help. Mobile drives within 30 miles of Mio Lewiston Community Blood Drive, Sept. 10, 12-5 p.m. Mio/Fairview Community at St. Mary Catholic Church, Sept. 18, 12-5:45 p.m. Munson Healthcare, Grayling Hospital, Sept. 24, 9-5 p.m. Kittle Community, Sept. 28, 12-7 p.m. Johannesburg-Lewiston High School, Sept. 28, 11-6 p.m. MICHIGAN — Versiti of Michigan […]

Show up and be counted

MIO — Oscoda County residents can complete their census questionnaire when dropping off retired electronics for recycling. 2020 Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance will be at the residential e-waste collection event at the Tri-Township Fire Department Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  MQA is a nationwide operation to help residents in low-responding areas complete the census. The self-response rate in […]

September 9, 2020