2020-10-14

Janet Kann

FREE Died October 19, 2020

Janet Kann, 73, passed away on October 19, 2020, at Lakeland Regional Hospital in Lakeland, Florida.  She was born in West Branch, Michigan, on September 24, 1947, to Gloyd and Frances Money of Mio, Michigan. Janet has two siblings, Carolyn (Fred) Ouellette of Marine City, Michigan and Dan (Debbie) Money of Mio, Michigan. Janet attended Mio AuSable School where she […]

Keith R. Richards

FREE Died October 18, 2020

Keith R. Richards, 65, of Curran, Michigan, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Keith was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 18, 1955 to Robert and Sharon (Stahler) Richards. He worked for GM, retiring from the Romulus Plant after 34 years. Keith and his wife, Cindy, retired to Curran in 2010 from Allen Park, Michigan. Keith […]

My fall reading list


I began thinking about this column in early September as readers were sharing back-to-school pictures. One picture was of a young man, a home-scholar, surrounded by his schoolbooks. I couldn’t read all the titles, but Homer’s Odyssey stood out. I started mulling over my next reading list. My next nudge came at a schoolboard meeting. I was in the same […]

Eagles cross country dominate the conference championship meet


FAIRVIEW— The Eagles cross country teams ran in the NSL Championship at The Pines of Fairview Golf Club Tuesday, Oct. 6 with Jessie Ross winning top honors for the girls and the boys winning the honor of top team. “It was fairly obvious going into the race that unless something really fell apart, we had the first and third place […]

A tough week for Eagles volleyball


MIO — The Fairview volleyball team traveled to Mio to play in a conference tri-meet Tuesday, Oct. 6 to battle Mio and Au Gres-Sims. The Lady Eagles managed to get one full match in against Au Gres losing in four sets. The first set score was 20-25. Coach Stacy Ford said, the girls “had the lead and couldn’t put up […]

Mio football: four games down and two to go


HALE— The Thunderbolts football team traveled to Hale Friday, Oct. 9 to suffer a 6-46 loss. “We did a good job stopping the run game,” coach Jason Socia said. “We just couldn’t stop their passing game. I thought we tackled a lot better this game. We just got beat deep quite a bit.” Sophomore quarterback Austin Fox finished the night […]

A week of unfinished matches for Lady Bolts volleyball


MIO— The Lady Bolts hosted a tri-meet Tuesday, Oct. 6 with teams from Fairview and Au Gres-Sims. In this year of unpredictability, neither team played a full match against Mio. In one set against Fairview, Mio won 25-10. Au Gres-Sims played two sets against the Bolts. Mio won both sets with scores of 25-13 and 25-12. The girls were scheduled […]

Birds of prey: Owls beat the Eagles


OSCODA— Fairview soccer traveled to Oscoda High School Monday, Oct. 5 to suffer a 2-8 loss to the Owls. Coach Handrich could not be reached for stats or comments. Their game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9 was cancelled due to the school closure. The Eagles were scheduled to take on visiting Alcona High School for Parent’s Night Monday, Oct. 12. […]

Don’t wait until the last minute!

Township clerks prepare for an election like no other

Township clerks are busier than ever this election season. “It’s a presidential election. You always get more people,” Elmer Township Clerk Jeanie Smith said. Clerks are fulfilling all the standard obligations of their positions with the added pressures of coronavirus concerns: keeping the voting place safe, hiring new or extra election workers and most significantly, handling more absentee ballots than […]

Pink Out game goes on, within bounds

The Mio-Fairview Pink Out Volleyball games begin 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. at Fairview High School. The event alternates between Mio and Fairview each year. The annual game, played by the neighboring rivals, was first played in 2012 and has raised over $52,000 to donate to local cancer centers. Some traditions have been changed or put on hold so the […]