2021-05-19

Oscoda County remembers

A Memorial Day commemoration will take place Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at Luzerne Cemetery, 3535 Park Road, Luzerne. A Memorial Day commemoration will take place Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Oscoda County Government Building, 311 S. Morenci Avenue, Mio. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this […]

Begin your summer with a good breakfast

The Steiner Museum opens for the summer season Saturday, May 29 with a pancake breakfast held at the museum 8-11 a.m. Celebrating the season opener with a pancake breakfast isn’t new, but the event was cancelled in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions. Measures will be in place this year to ensure the comfort and safety of the patrons. Jenny Blamer-Cronkright […]

Shelter’s auction may be the best one yet

Lydia’s Gate, a shelter in Mio, is holding its auction Saturday, June 5 at 2 p.m. The annual spring auction, which is the shelter’s main fundraiser, is later in the season than usual. This year the event will be held outside under tents on the grounds of Living Water Lutheran Church, 207 Fourth Street, in Mio. “The support from our […]

Books, books everywhere

MIO — The Scholastic Book Fair at Mio AuSable Schools was a success according to media center specialist Kim Lewis. The bestselling book at the fair is the new Dog Man title, “Mothering Heights” which was recently released. Dog Man is a series of graphic novels by Dav Pilkey  which is popular with young readers. In second place is Cool […]

Spring chickens

FAIRVIEW — The eighth graders at Fairview Area Schools are involved in a hands-on project this spring. They are raising chicks and documenting their progress. Birte Sumerix is the science teacher behind the project. “We are talking about genetics and I want the kids to figure out why we call one (type of chicken) egg layers and the other one […]

Small town culture shock


I grew up in Thomas Township in Saginaw. The reason I mention the township is while Saginaw may not be a small town, I always felt that the township was. Township people stuck to their area. It wasn’t uncommon to run into people you knew at the store, and people tended to have some sort of connection to each other. […]

Oscoda County high schools schedule commencement exercises

Fairview Area Schools class of 2020 baccalaureate ceremony will be held Sunday, May 23, 7 p.m. at Camp Barakel, 1798 Shear Lake Road, Fairview, and graduation will be held Friday, May 28, 7.p.m. in the school gymnasium. Mio Area Schools senior awards will be presented Wednesday May 26 at 6 p.m. in the school gymnasium and the baccalaureate ceremony will […]

County park to receive equipment upgrades

At its May 11 meeting, the board of commissioners approved the purchase of a tractor and trailer for use at the Oscoda County Park. The tractor will be purchased from Ginop Sales, for $21,800. Up to $2,000 was approved for the trailer. The tractor will save time and money, especially moving firewood and hauling debris. “It is justified to spend […]

Testing the top topic for board of education

Mio AuSable Schools Superintendent Paul Ciske presented the athletic report from Courtney Beltz during the school board meeting Tuesday, May 10. Two student athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. “We test the athletes weekly,” Ciske said. “In both cases, it worked as designed.” Weekly testing takes place early Monday morning, before the athletes are around other students. “They […]

Another big win for Lady Eagles track and field team


FAIRVIEW— Fairview hosted the five-team North Star League meet Tuesday, May 11. The Lady Eagles won the meet with 162.5 points. Posen placed second with 94 points, followed by Hale in third, Au Gres-Sims in fourth and Hillman in fifth place. Hale High School won the boys meet with 159.5 points. Au Gres-Sims placed second with 54.5 points, Fairview finished […]