2021-10-06

Paul Andrew Badoni

Died October 8, 2021

Paul Andrew Badoni, 75, of Comins MI, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 8, 2021. He was born to the late William T. and Dorothy (Lojewski) Badoni on September 30,1946. Paul married Margo Lynn Wineman on August 7, 1976, and they shared forty-five loving years together. Paul enlisted right out of high school, into the United […]

Barbara S. Byler

Died October 8, 2021

Barbara S. Byler, age 81 of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Munson Health Care-Grayling Hospital on Friday, October 8, 2021. Barbara was born in Chardon, Ohio on September 25, 1940, to Henry S. Schrock and Katie (Miller) Schrock. Barbara is survived by her family members: children:  Ruth & Abe Schmucker, Henry & Rachel Byler, Adam Byler, Joseph & Emma Byler, […]

Fall colors appear in Oscoda County

Autumn celebration expands

  A full day of fall fun is planned for Pumpkin Fest Saturday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Skyline Event Center in Comins. Clinton Township sponsors the annual event. “There are two things Clinton Township does for its residents and people who want to come and enjoy it — Fourth of July and Pumpkin Fest,” event organizer Cindy Neff […]

Committee to form for a district library

OSCODA COUNTY — Comins Township and Oscoda County agreed to become partners with the Oscoda County Library to form a district library at their respective meetings Sept 28. A district library is required to have a minimum of two community partners. “We felt if the county was on board and because our branch is in (Comins) Township, that made sense […]

County partners with library

MIO — The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners agreed to be a partner in establishing a district library with the board of the Oscoda County Library. The board appointed Commissioner Tom McCauley and County Treasurer Bill Kendall to represent the county on the District Library Planning Committee. The finance committee has been authorized to review the county’s general and special […]

Comins Township joins county in library plan

FAIRVIEW — The Comins Township Board agreed to a partnership with the Oscoda County Library at the Sept. 28 meeting. The township joins with Oscoda County to work with the library to establish a district library. “I think it was a big move. We are now committed to the library,” Township Supervisor Rob Murphy said. “We don’t want them to […]

Friday night nostalgia


In the height of football season, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for all the Friday nights I spent cheering on my high school’s football team, especially since I started covering high school football games. Before I was even in high school, I spent countless Friday nights at the football stadium with my family supporting the football team. My oldest […]

Cross country invitational held at fairgrounds

OSCODA COUNTY — Fairview Area Schools hosted the Leroy Maxie Memorial Cross Country Invitational Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds. Fairview and ten other Michigan schools participated. The varsity girls raced first, followed by varsity boys. The third race of the day is an open race for middle school runners and  anyone who would like to run two […]

Bolts grab a win

Long makes 100th tackle this season.

ATLANTA — Mio Thunderbolts came from behind to beat Atlanta 49-32 last Friday. “They were leading at half time. It was 24-19, I believe,” Coach Jason Socia said. “We were playing okay offensively, but we had too many penalties. We were self-destructing. We had a turnover. We didn’t play so well on defense, covering the receivers.” “The second half we […]