2021-08-04

Denise Arlene Priestley

Died August 4, 2021

Denise Arlene Priestley, 68, of Gaylord, MI, formerly of Mio, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at her home. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI.  

Pausing at the crossroads

Round bales dot the hayfield at the corner of Abbe Road and Steiner Road  

BOC resumes search for park manager

MIO — The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners decided to re-start the search for a full-time park manager at the July 27 meeting. Commissioners Jackie Bondar and Libby Marsh have been serving as managers at the Oscoda County Park since the previous manager was terminated in March. Bondar, Marsh and Ann Galbraith, the county clerk/register of deeds will serve as […]

Doing the right thing for the township

FAIRVIEW — The Comins Township Board adopted amendments to the industrial solar ordinance at the July 27 meeting. The work on the ordinance began in November, 2020 with a request for a special use hearing. The township delivered on a promise to have a decision by July, 2021. The township planning commission recommended confining industrial solar to land zoned industrial. […]

Richard Joseph Sieland

Died July 29, 2021

Richard Joseph Sieland, 78, of Fairview, MI passed away at his home on July 29, 2021. Richard Joseph Sieland was born on August 7, 1942. He grew up in the area of Caro, Cass City and Gagetown until relocating to the Oscoda County area of Mio. His father was Carl H. Sieland and mother, Myrtle Rocheleau. The Sieland family operated […]

An outstanding race

The 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Marathon was back July 24-25 following a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We were back with record times, record finishes, and all the spectator and fan support that we could ask for,” said Phil Weiler, spokesperson for the ARCM committee. “A new record was made this year, breaking one from 1994, by […]

Good neighbors make life easier

Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Michigan sponsored a ramp installation for a resident in Mio July 26-27. Kristen LeSage, critical home repair coordinator, said people find out about Habitat’s programs in various ways. “We put it on our Facebook page. We’ve got a couple board members in who live in Oscoda County, and they spread the word,” she said. Sometimes […]

Mio grad receives scholarship

The Ausable Valley Nor-east’r Association of Folk Board of Directors named Reagan McGregor as the 2021 recipient of the Nor-east’r Bud and Sandra Miles Memorial College & Apprentice Scholarship. Reagan McGregor is a 2021 graduate of Mio AuSable High School and will attend Rochester University. The scholarship is for existing college students, apprentices, or those entering college or apprenticeship for […]

Vaccination untruths


It seems quite fitting that August is honored each year as National Immunization Month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, as we continue to fight the effects of this pandemic. Although immunizations and vaccines are not the same thing, they are directly related. Vaccination is defined as the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to […]

August 4, 2021