Daniel Richard Strehle

Died April 10, 2021

Daniel Richard Strehle, 53 of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital in Grayling, Michigan on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Dan was born in Pontiac, Michigan on September 9, 1967 to Robert and Maxine (Bentley) Strehle.  He was the youngest of six children, Debra (Terry) Burns of Kalkaska, MI, Delma (Tim) Yost of West Branch, MI, Dale (Jalane) […]

Larry Farris Frank

Died April 10, 2021

Larry Farris Frank, 80, was born on March 2, 1941 to parents Farris Martin Frank and Evelyn Ava (Rose) Frank of Rose City, Michigan. He graduated from Rose City High School in 1960 and lived most of his life tending to crops on his small family-owned Rose City farm, until his mother passed away over twenty years ago. Larry then […]

William W. Eaton

Died March 16, 2021

William W. Eaton, 101, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, Florida on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. William was born in Jackson, Michigan on February 29, 1920 to Hansel and Ruby (Jones) Eaton. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1942 – 1943. He moved to Flint, Michigan and worked for GM for several years […]

Lady Bolts are district champs

April showers may not eliminate fire danger

Don’t take a chance with fire

Michigan Department of Natural Resources urges extreme care if residents use fire to dispose of yard waste. “This is our busy time of year when we get the most fires,” DNR Fire Officer Jennifer Hansen said. “People are burning their leaves, using their burn barrel or trying to get rid of boxes and the fire gets away from them. It’s […]

Fairview resident turns 103

Inez Wagner is celebrating her 103rd birthday this month. Inez Pletcher was born in Comins in April of 1918. She graduated from high school in Fairview when she was 18 years old. Inez uses Google Assistant to call her three children who live in Arkansas, Michigan and Nevada. Inez and her family are very close; the pandemic restrictions have been […]

Take care

I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in March. I have been following the development and testing of the vaccines and was ready for my turn. The previous presidential administration funded this process. Removing the financial risk for the drug companies allowed them to manufacture vaccines in record time. The current administration is working hard to keep the […]

Conservation district forester hits the ground running

Hunter Dickinson is the new forester for the Ogemaw and Oscoda County Conservation Districts. “My job is to try to get landowners involved in programs so they can help manage their land for what they want,” he said. “People around here want to make (their land) better for wildlife for hunting or something like that. In this position that is […]

Nena Stevens named valedictorian for Mio AuSable School

This year’s Valedictorian for Mio AuSable School is Nena Evelyn Stevens, daughter of Michelle and Toby Stevens. Nena earned a grade point average of 3.983. She plans are to attend Boyce College to study Teacher Education. Nena is a member of the National Honor Society/Student Senate, three years; Senior Class Secretary; member of the Youth Advisory Council, four years. Nena […]

Katherine Mitchell named Mio AuSable salutatorian

This year’s salutatorian for Mio AuSable School is Katherine Mae Mitchell, daughter of Craig and Karen Mitchell. Katherine earned a grade point average of 3.969 She plans are to attend Spring Arbor University and earn her BSN. Katherine is a member of: Youth in Government, four years; Project Graduation, two years; Student Senate, two years; National Honor Society, two years, […]