Heritage Days

OSCODA COUNTY — The Oscoda County Fairgrounds came alive with old-time fun Aug. 13 and 14. Face painting, horse rides and farm animals; demonstrations, vendors and concessions. Friday there was a cornhole contest. The day closed live music by the Relics. Saturday morning Pastor David Gardulski from the Freedom Worship Center led cowboy church and got attendees off to a […]

Breaking the rule to support the food pantry

FAIRVIEW — The Community Food Pantry at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Mio, received a check for $436 from the employees at Fairview Food  Market. The employee dress code calls for black or khaki pants with an FFM signature red shirt. One day per week, they may wear jeans but there is a price to pay. “Every Thursday is Jeans Day. […]

County employees come and go

The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners authorized the purchase of two new Kenwood radios for a new ambulance in the amount of $6,527.70, to be paid out of the EMS equipment budget, at the meeting Aug. 10. The board acknowledged the resignation of Donald McLean, Sheriff Deputy, as of Aug. 23. Board chair Kyle Yoder commented on misinformation being spread […]

Generous donors and faithful volunteers contributed to fundraiser’s success

In spite of the challenges presented by the pandemic, the Northern Michigan Relief Sale remains an important fundraiser for the Mennonite Central Committee. Three traditional aspects of the fundraiser were missing: the bean soup supper, the chicken dinner and a silent auction. “We were very blessed this past week and weekend by results that we could not have predicted. The initial results […]

Making connections

Jamie Karshina is the new math intervention and English teach at Fairview Area Schools. She taught English and math at schools down state and in Northeast Michigan, including Hillman Community and Mio AuSable Schools. She is returning to teaching after a year off working remotely for a GM affiliate. “I’ve been here for nine years,” Karchina said. “I’m living in […]

Back-to-school planning underway

The Mio AuSable Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of Katie Oliphant as a first grade teacher and accepted the resignation of Karla Sterly at the Aug. 9 meeting. Elementary school principal Celeste Shiffer reported that K-5 supply lists have been posted on Facebook and the front doors of the school building. Shiffer plans to expand the scope of […]

Birthday celebrations

It is the time of year when I am very birthday-focused. My brother’s birthday is in the middle of August. Four days later it is my mother’s. A week after that it is one of my best friend’s and two weeks after that is my own. I love birthdays; I don’t really have a specific reason why, I think I […]

Honoring veterans with piecework

Meo Mio Stitchers, an Oscoda County quilting group, presented Quilts of Honor to seven veterans Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Mio VFW Post 4126. It was the first presentation of quilts to veterans since 2019. Meo Mio Stitchers is a non-profit group. The group raises money to cover the quilt expenses with an annual craft show a by raffling three quilts […]

Wednesday, August 18

Richard Lee Persall 

Died August 4, 2021

Richard Lee Persall, 79, went home to the Lord on August 4, 2021 surrounded by angels and family. After the “I love yous” were said by family members, he peacefully went home.   He will forever be remembered for his caring nature, witty sense of humor, fun spirit, love for music and dancing, playing cards and the pride in his appearance.   […]