2021-01-13

Elva Eileen (Buchanan) Mitchell

Died January 15, 2021

Elva Eileen (Buchanan) Mitchell, born on October 12, 1930 and passed away on January 15, 2021. A fiercely independent, yet gentle spirit left the earth and entered into eternity with the One True God. Mom knows Jesus Christ and is seeing Him face to face and reuniting with her mother and her loved ones in Christ. Preceding Elva, was her […]

Sheila R. Forbing-Antkowiak

Died January 9, 2021

Sheila R. Forbing-Antkowiak, 44, of Mio, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Sheila was born in Pontiac, Michigan on January 24, 1976 to William and Mary (Hodge) Forbing. She attended Mio High School. Sheila was a caregiver, caring for her mother for the past several years. She was also a loving homemaker and mother who enjoyed cooking, […]

Christine “Kris” Kauffman

Died January 12, 2021

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Christine Elaine Kauffman passed away peacefully at The Villa of Rose City following a long illness.  She was born on June 20, 1976 to Thomas and Barbara Kauffman in West Branch, Michigan. She grew up in the Mio area and graduated from Mio AuSable High School in 1994. She spent many years working in multiple […]

Julie Ann (Troyer) Hershberger

Died January 9, 2021

Julie Ann (Troyer) Hershberger, 82, passed away on January 9, 2021, at Wellspring Nursing Home in Fairview, Michigan. She was welcomed to heaven and into the loving arms of Jesus. Julie was born June 10,1938 to Elmer and Hilda (Kurtz) Troyer. She married her high school sweetheart, Bernell Hershberger, shortly after graduating. They owned and operated Mi-Fair Dairy Farm together […]

Guest View

2020 showed that facts do indeed matter There is one resolution which, if widely adopted, could make the coming year better for all of America: Get back to facts —  and that means by people on all points of the political spectrum. No need to extend an olive branch to people you believe to be bad at the core. No […]

His grandfather’s clock

By Amy Hensel My grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor It was taller by half than the old man himself Though it weighed not a pennyweight more It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born And was always his treasure and pride But it stopped, […]

Sunrise Printing & Publishing announces a new management appointment

Sandy Doane was named marketing manager at Sunrise Printing & Publishing Inc., by General Manager Jenni Grezeszak. SPP is the parent company of the Arenac County Independent, Ogemaw County Herald and Oscoda County Herald. Doane began working as media representative for the Arenac County Independent Sept. 2020. Doane, a graduate of Lincoln Park High School, is originally from Detroit. She […]

His grandfather’s clock

My grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor It was taller by half than the old man himself Though it weighed not a pennyweight more It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born And was always his treasure and pride But it stopped, short never to […]

Township transfer site sees new faces and updated prices

Saturday. Jan. 2 was the first day Thomas and Sons Salvage served at the Comins Township transfer site. “Comins Township is going in a different direction in the way we’re going to manage it,” township supervisor Rob Murphy said. “The transfer site operations lacked internal controls and accountability laid out by the Department of Treasury Accounting Procedures Manual. After reviewing several […]

Can’t pay your property tax? Make a plan sooner, not later

Local townships bill and collect property taxes. Oscoda County Treasurer Bill Kendall explained that after a tax bill becomes delinquent, the county buys all the outstanding property taxes. The delinquent taxes are then payable to the county. If the taxes, or any part of them remain outstanding on Mar.1 of the next year, the property goes into forfeiture. At this […]