Carol A. Chalkey

Died November 1, 2021

Carol A. Chalkey, age 77, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Grayling Munson Hospital in Grayling, Michigan, Monday, November 1, 2021. Carol was born June 1, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, to Joseph and Bertha (Kaiman) Pitros. She helped out in her community in any and all ways she could. Carol attended the Mio TriPoint Church of God and was involved […]

Halloween in Oscoda County

Wine tasting this Saturday

The Chamber of Commerce for Oscoda County is hosting the 12th Annual Fall Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at the Mio Community Center Saturday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce. Those attending can sample wine and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on silent auction items. There will be a 50/50 drawing and […]

Classroom to factory floor

FAIRVIEW —Juniors and seniors from Fairview Area Schools visited Cooper Standard Friday, Oct. 29. Thirty four students took a day away from the classroom to celebrate Manufacturing Month and tour the 92,000-square-ft. facility in Fairview which produces parts for the automotive industry. Plant manager Lance Oldenburg pointed out the wide range of career opportunities offered by Cooper Standard from entry […]

Cooper Standard plans to go green

FAIRVIEW — Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Cooper Standard Automotive in Fairview Oct. 27. Plant manager Lance Oldenburg and human resources manager Sheryl Green accompanied Whitmer on a tour of the plant. “We discussed known issues: labor shortages, supply chain issues,” Oldenburg said. “Our materials group works tirelessly because we’re constantly running into materials shortages and having to expedite parts. It’s […]

District library updates

FAIRVIEW — Last month, Comins Township and Oscoda County  agreed to partner with the Oscoda County Library to form a district library. Library director Amy Knepp gave an update on the process at the Comins Township Board meeting Oct. 26. “Compared to other district library formations, we’re actually ahead of the game because we do our own bookkeeping and bill […]

Single vehicle accident in Mio

The Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle Tuesday, Oct. 26 at approximately 6:37 a.m. A semi was travelling eastbound on M-72, just west of Mio, and the driver failed to negotiate the curve. The vehicle over-turned and damaged a Consumers Energy power pole. The driver and sole occupant was a 24-year old […]

Veterans Day in Mio

Mio AuSable Schools is honoring Oscoda County veterans Thursday, Nov. 11 with a Veterans Day event at the school. The National Honor Society and Student Senate will host breakfast for the veterans 8:50 – 9:30 a.m. Immediately following the meal, a program will be presented in the gym. “We’ll have posting of the colors, a couple songs and the Pledge […]

BOC accepts apportionment report

The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners accepted the 2021 Apportionment Report and certified the taxes levied in 2021 at its Oct. 26 meeting. The report was presented by Oscoda County Equalization Director Amber Woehlert. “Our new projected revenue for this year is $4,807,196 for all of the levies. The general operating is at $2,464,147,” Woehlert said. “We’re doing pretty good.” […]

Take back days encourage safe drug disposal

National Take Back Drug Day was Oct. 23. The day calls attention to the need for the safe disposal of unused or out-of-date prescription drugs. According to Oscoda County Sheriff Kevin Grace, five or six pounds were dropped in the drug receptacle at the Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 23. That is just a portion of the drugs dropped off over […]