2021-01-27

Robert Merle Gusler (Bob)

Died January 30, 2021

Robert Merle Gusler (Bob), 83, of Mio, Michigan went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Munson Hospital-Grayling. Bob was born on January 21, 1938 in Fairview, MI to Ellis Merle Gusler and Helen Lovella (Wright) Gusler. He was a lifelong resident of Oscoda County. He married the love of his life, Kathy Smith, on […]

Marilyn A. Peterson nee Grant

Died January 30, 2021

Marilyn A. Peterson nee Grant, 88, recently of Mio, Michigan, formerly of Canton, Michigan, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Marilyn was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 3, 1932 to William and Anna (Mero) Grant. She married Daniel Peterson on July 1, 1967 in Tecumseh, Michigan. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee and truly loved her […]

Senior center heads into 2021 with a new director

Suzanne Barker was assistant director Oscoda County Council on Aging for two months before being approved as the new director Oct. 21. The former director, Merianne Tappan, resigned her position to open a new business. “Merianne was very attached to the center,” Barker said. “It was very important to her that she did not leave unless she felt that whoever […]

Dream realized: Flower fun in Fairview

Asia Cactus, a new flower shop located at 1526 N Abbe Road, Fairview, opened for business Jan. 18. The name of the shop was inspired by the Phyllis Diller quote, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” Owner Merianne Tappan tweaked the acronym of the phrase, ASIA CTSES. “I thought it was unique,” she said. “Someone asked me […]

Road commission prepared for the weather ahead

MIO – Preparations to care for winter roads takes place throughout the year in Oscoda County. Oscoda County Road Commission Manager Steve Defour shared an overview of the preparations and a look forward to upcoming projects. “We order our salt in mid-March for the following winter,” Defour said. “The early fill is usually delivered in October and the backup fill […]

Mio gets a share of coronavirus vaccine

MIO — District Health Department No. 2 held a COVID-19 vaccination event at the Mio Community Center Jan. 22. This is the third vax event DHD2 has held in less than two weeks. Adjustments are made from event to event due to the location or to increase efficiency. There were 100 doses available for the Mio event. To decrease the […]

Stand by her


The Declaration of Independence was written by a man and signed by men. The use of the word he in said document makes it evident the founding fathers wished to sever relations with a tyrant who was a man. Throughout this history, and to the present day, in art and literature, certain entities are identified as female. Mother Nature. Lady […]

James G. Hatley, Sr.

Died January 24, 2021

James G. Hatley, Sr., 77, of Lewiston, Michigan, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at his home on Sunday, January 24, 2021. James was born in Paris, Tennessee on March 31, 1943 to William G. and Greatta M. Hatley.  He has one sister, Patricia (Phil Tamlyn) and three brothers, Paul, Carl (Sue) and the late William Hatley. […]

Raymond P. Shattuck, Sr.

Died January 23, 2021

Raymond P. Shattuck, Sr., 73, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at his home on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Raymond was born in Leonard, Michigan on June 20, 1947 to Merton and Clara (Green) Shattuck. He served his country in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He worked most of his life as a roofer and woodsman, and also […]

January 27, 2021