2021-02-17

Wallace C. Kibby, Jr.

Died February 13, 2021

Wallace C. Kibby, Jr., 57, of Lewiston, Michigan, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.  

Mavis Marsh

Died February 15, 2021

Mavis Marsh, 90, passed away at home surrounded by family on February 15, 2021.  Mavis was born October 23, 1930 to Lloyd and Ila Bugg. She grew up in the Flynn Valley area north of Curran and later moved to Mio where her first job was working at the soda fountain at Whitney’s Drugstore where she met and later married […]

Cold, snowy weather persists in northeast Michigan. This photo was taken on Kittle Road in Oscoda County.

BOC advances t-hangar project

MIO — The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners split 3-2 on its vote to authorize its airport consulting firm Mead & Hunt to move forward with the t-hangar project at the Dennis Kauffman Memorial Airport in Mio. Mead & Hunt estimated a cost of $710,000 to build the structure. The airport receives $150,000 each year in federal funding. It can […]

Board of ed approves revised budget

After initially planning for cuts in revenue, additional funding enabled Mio AuSable Schools to upgrade technology and pay for equipment. Superintendent Paul Ciske presented the budget revision to the Mio AuSable Schools Board of Education meeting Feb. 8. “This budget looks very different from the one we passed back in June,” Ciske said. Last spring, when school districts were working […]

Support services available at no cost

It is important to recognize what stress looks like. Stress causes stress, anxiety, fear, and other strong emotions. Healthcare workers, first responders, and frontline workers are especially susceptible to pandemic related stress. It is also important to know you can get help coping with it. Help is available and it is free. A grant  from the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

So many cans, so little time

Eagle’s Nest Preschool bottle and can drive is keeping volunteers busy. Contributors are dropping off bags full of cans and bottles. Volunteers then sort the donations by beverage company. Mr. Bill’s Market and Fairview BP are assisting with deposit redemption. The preschool is hosting the bottle and can drive to help the school with operating costs. The fundraiser will be […]

Ford puts 27 points on the board in Eagles home opener


FAIRVIEW— The Eagles hosted Atlanta High School for a season opener doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 9 when the Eagles followed the girls win over Atlanta. The Eagles were unable to secure their win with a final score of 39-44. The Eagles led at the end of the first quarter and had a 20-15 lead at halftime. Atlanta put up 20 […]

Lady Bolts ready for their first win


MIO — The Lady Thunderbolts basketball team has played two league contests as they began this delayed winter season. The girls hosted the Oscoda Owls for the season home opener Thursday, Feb. 11 losing 19-56. On Monday, Feb. 8 the girls traveled to Alcona to open the season. The final score was a 13-47 Mio loss. The ladies traveled to […]

Fairview Lady Eagles begin the season with two wins at home


FAIRVIEW— On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Fairview ladies beat visiting Hale High School 41-29. The Lady Eagles hosted Atlanta High School for the home opener on Tuesday, Feb. 9 resulting in a 15-8 win for the Eagles. Katelyn Bowers was the high scorer with eight points. The girls traveled to Hillman High School on Monday, Feb. 15. Results were unavailable […]