2021-07-14

Gerald Schwabe

Died February 8, 2021

Gerald “Gerry” Schwabe passed away on February 8, 2021 at the Regency of Whitmore Lake. He had survived COVID but continued to have health problems. Gerry was very proud to have reached 92 years of age.  Gerald was born in Ferndale, Michigan on March 15, 1928 to Francis “Frank” and Luella (Stone) Schwabe. He grew up in a multigenerational home […]

Scavenger Hunt

Find a picture of a dog in the July 7 edition of the Oscoda County Herald. Clip it out or take a picture of it and save it to complete the Scavenger Hunt to win one of four prizes: ice cream, pizza, a canoe rental or a gift certificate. See next week’s paper to find out what businesses the prizes […]

Register now for the 4-H Video Production Club

EAST LANSING – Youth in grades 6-12 will learn about the art of video recording, video editing and everything related through lessons, activities, and games. Michigan AmeriCorps members will lead the meetings.  The 4-H Video Production SPIN Club will meet from 1– 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 20 – Aug. 5. There is no cost to join this club. […]

Volunteers of all ages help pack food

Together We Can Food Pantry received a bi-monthly food drop Thursday, July 8 at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds. By 10:15 a.m., volunteers had packed 205 of the 300 boxes of food to be distributed. Fresh cabbages and sweet corn were included in the shipment. The food comes from the Food Bank of Eastern MI, Flint.

Reading program reaches beyond books

The Oscoda County Library invited a mobile menagerie to the Mio branch Friday, July 9 as part of the 2021 Summer Reading Program. Children and grownups got to see, touch and learn about the animals from the Exotic Zoo. The library is hosting a puppet show Friday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Mio branch. Stevens Puppets will be […]

Raising the roof

A lively mix of dance music played on the sound system while a crew raised the tent of the Culpepper Meriweather Circus at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds Thursday July 8.There were two shows that evening before the circus moved on to its next stop. “For the most part we set up every single day because we go to a new […]

The pandemic isn’t over; fortunately, we have a vaccine

The delta variant is in the news. Is it in our area? Scott Izzo, epidemiologist at the District Health Department No. 2, gave the Herald an update. “We haven’t had any testing in our area that shows the delta variant. With how widespread it is, if it’s not here already, it will be soon,” Izzo said. “The information we have […]

Farming, whether or not the weather is good!

Michigan State University Extension

We check our phones frequently to look at the weather forecast. Our weekend plans rise and fall with the sun. But farmers deal with the weather every day, even while those who don’t depend on the land may only think about it occasionally. Recently, we went without significant rain for several weeks, then we got 3-4 inches of rain in […]

A word for the untrendy


Watch out everyone. There is a slightly new slang term coming to town, and this one is about your clothes. And that word is Cheugy, pronounced Choo-ghee. The word has been around since 2013 and recently went viral on the social media platform TikTok. The word denotes styles and trends that are not trendy or in-style. What is considered cheugy […]

July 14, 2021