Richard “Rex” Bills

Died March 18, 2021  

April 20, 1931 – March 18, 2021 Rex, as known by all, was a Korean War Veteran, who was proud of his service in the 187th Airborne. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4126 of Mio. Rex and his wife, Nancy, owned and operated a dairy farm along with the help of their children. […]

Two in the win column for the Lady Thunderbolts 

MIO— The Mio girls traveled to Hale Thursday, March 11 bringing home their second win over an Eagles team 51-38. The first quarter ended with Hale up by one point, which ended quickly. The Lady Bolts had a three-point lead at the half and turned it up in the second half adding 15 points in the third quarter and 11 […]

Eagles hoops drop to Au Gres-Sims 

AU GRES— The Fairview boys basketball team traveled to Au Gres-Sims Friday, March 12 suffering a 47-54 loss. The boys finish the regular season on their home court. The Eagles hosted the Alcona Tigers Monday, March 15. Results were unavailable at press time. Charlton Heston Academy will visit Fairview Thursday, March 18. Fairview boys will play Atlanta in the first […]

Thunderbolt wrestlers compete in MHSAA districts 

MIO— The Thunderbolt wrestling team traveled to Montabella to compete in its last regular season quad meet Saturday, March 13 including the teams from Bendle, a suburb of Flint, and Ithaca. “I thought we came out flat against Ithaca and didn’t wrestle well,” said coach Jeff Demory. “We turned it around in the last dual of the quad against Montabella. […]

Lady Eagles win big over Lady Wolverines 

FAIRVIEW— The Fairview girls basketball team traveled to Au Gres-Sims Friday, March 12 beating the Wolverines 49-8. The girls lost on their home court Monday, March 8 to the Lady Bolts 27-42. The first three quarters were led by the Lady Eagles. The score at the start of the fourth was 30-28. The Bolts finished the game scoring 14 points […]

A special spot to make reading month memorable

MIO — Like most libraries, Mio AuSable school library is filled with books and standard chairs and tables for doing classwork. It also boasts colorful artwork and a special spot to enjoy a good book. Kim Lewis has been the media center specialist and special education secretary at Mio AuSable Schools for three years. She wants the library to be […]

BOC fills medical examiner position

The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners chose a medical examiner group to serve as the Oscoda County Medical Examiner at the meeting Tuesday, Mar. 9. It voted to enter a contract with Dr. Paul A. Wagner, D.O. and the Mid-Michigan Medical Examiner Group LLC from March 10, 2021 through December 31, 2025, with an estimated budget for 2021 of $22,996.00. […]

March 17, 2021

Alexander F. Stillin

Died March 13, 2021

Alexander F. Stillin, 94, of Lewiston, Michigan, passed away at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Alexander was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 15, 1926 to Blaza and Natalie (Klrich) Stillin. Alexander served his country in the United States Army during WWII and worked as a school custodian for many years. He was […]