2020-11-11

Isabell Rose Garrison

FREE Died November 7, 2020

Isabell Rose Garrison, 96, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Kirksville Manor Care. The daughter of William Laughlin Nolan and Rose Isabell Kartes was born August 22, 1924 in Big Creek Township, Oscoda County, Michigan.  Isabell is survived by her children, Jean Elizabeth Van Gorkum of California, John Kenneth Young (Barbara) of Florida, James Robert […]

Carlton Leroy Lietzke

FREE Died November 3, 2020

Carlton Leroy Lietzke, 82, of Chuckey, TN, passed away at Greeneville Community East on November 3, 2020.   Carlton was of the Christian faith. He retired as a self-employed truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed being outside, fishing, hunting, camping and tinkering. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Janice Lietzke; his sons and daughters, Andrea […]

Edward E. Smigowski

FREE Died November 12, 2020

Edward E. Smigowski, 86, of Comins, passed away, November 12, 2020 at home.   Ed was born in Detroit on April 11, 1934, to John and Josephine Smigowski. He served in the United States Marine Corps 1954-1957. Ed is survived by his wife, Sherry Smigowski; daughter, Cindy Bills of Mio, MI; his brother, Paul (Judy) Smigowski of Calumet, MI; grandson James […]

Merton “Mert” D. Keith 

FREE Died November 9, 2020

Merton Dean Keith, 83, of Bay City, passed away on November 9, 2020 in care of Hospice in Bay City.   Merton was born March 16, 1937 to the late Don and Dorothy (King) Keith in Comins, Michigan. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1957 and went on to serve in the United States Army, Airborne Division and retired from […]

Mio students participate in peace poster contest


Mio AuSable sixth graders recently took part in a special art competition. The Lions Club of Mio sponsored the annual Peace Poster contest. The club provided art supplies as needed and the students created posters to express their vision of peace. Students drew original designs on poster board inspired by the theme “Peace through service.” Rebecca Moser and Wyatt Diller […]

Cold weather gear available for those in need


Carol Chalkey has been working for 23 years to help keep children warm during Oscoda County winters. Coats for Kids in Oscoda County began with six volunteers. Now it is just Chalkey and a helper who fills in if Chalkey is not available. “We furnish coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats,” Chalkey said. “We get names from schools. We […]

Election results for the Nov. 3 Presidential election


OSCODA COUNTY — Two Oscoda County millages passed in the November election. The Oscoda County Gypsy Moth Control Millage Proposal passed, 2,925 yes votes to 1,465 no votes. The proposal will levy .50 mills for four years, 2020-2023. An estimated $200,406 will realized by the millage to assist landowners in funding and administering programs to control and decrease damage caused […]

Two local boards have some shoes to fill


Gary Wyckoff is retiring from the board of Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Department after nearly 40 years of service. He was honored Thursday, Nov. 5 at the close of the fire department board meeting. Chairman Gary Wyckoff and member at-large Charles “Skip” Bohlinger are retiring from the Big Creek Mentor Utility Authority. They were recognized for their service following a meeting […]

To flu or not to flu


I have to be honest- I don’t usually get the flu shot. It’s not that I am against the shot. I do not particularly like needles, and I am squeamish, but when I remember and manage to drag myself there, it is a relief to cross it off my to-do list. As I am sure many of us do, I […]

Fairview volleyball lost a competitive round-one district game


AU GRES— The Lady Eagles volleyball team traveled to Au Gres-Sims High School Monday, Nov. 2 to compete in round one of the MHSAA district tournament losing in four sets to Coleman High School ending the season. The first set score was a 13-25 Eagle loss. The girls battled back with an impressive effort winning the second set 27-25. The […]