Veteran honored


MIO — Veteran Jay Marble was honored for his military service by Hospice Compassus. “Just prior to Veterans Day we had a little ceremony where we presented him with a certificate of appreciation,” hospice chaplain Rev. Giovanna Meek said. “Jay is proud, yet humble about his service,” Meek said. “He is one of those hometown heroes that exist in communities […]

Veterans Day 

MIO — The National Honor Society and Student Senate of Mio Area School hosted a breakfast for area veterans and their families in celebration of Veterans Day Nov. 11. After the breakfast, the guests joined the MAS student body in the gym for Posting of the Colors followed by the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner. The fifth grade class led […]

Mary McGregor

Died November 15, 2021

Mary P. McGregor, age 68, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at her home Monday, November 15, 2021. Mary was born January 20, 1953, in Wyandotte, Michigan to Clare G. Haley and Betty Lou McGregor. Mary married David Knies March 5, 1991, on the beach in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The couple lived in Florida, Virginia, New York, and in Pontiac, […]

Mio teachers receive technology award

MIO — COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education presented the 2020 Lyle Spalding Award for Educational Technology to Mio AuSable elementary teachers Michelle Marsh and Melinda Green at its Nov. 10 meeting at Mio AuSable Schools. Lyle Spalding is a former Superintendent of COOR ISD from 1990-1999 who recognized the importance of technology to enhance education. Nominations for this […]

Filling the shelves

My husband and I are preparing for the coming season —winter, the holidays and the new year. We’re tidying up the guest room and deciding where the Christmas tree will go. The pantry shelves are well-filled. The firewood is cut and stacked. And the books are unpacked, finally. In a column I wrote last October, I mentioned that most of […]

November 17,2021

Frederick L. Johnson

Died November 13, 2021

Frederick L. Johnson, age 85, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital in Grayling, Michigan, Saturday, November 13, 2021. Frederick was born in Ohio January 17, 1936, to Thomas L. and Sara A. (Bassett) Johnson. He married Marjorie (Pierce) Johnson June 21, 1959, in Pontiac, Michigan. Frederick worked as a groundskeeper for the City of Pontiac before […]

Tammie Lynn Koslakiewicz

Died November 13, 2021

Tammie Lynn Koslakiewicz, age 62, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at her home on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Tammie was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 26, 1958, to George and Jearl Dean (Crews) Johnson. She graduated from Dexter High School with the class of 1976, then attended Eastern Michigan University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science […]

Mary Ann Humphrey

Died October 31, 2021

MaryAnn Humphrey, age 80, our loving sister, aunt, and dear friend, passed away peacefully at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Frankenmuth, Michigan, Sunday, October 31, 2021. MaryAnn was born August 6, 1941, in Mio, Michigan, to Robert and Marian (Briggs) Humphrey. MaryAnn graduated from Mio AuSable High School in 1959. She then attended the Bible Baptist College in Pennsylvania, graduatin with […]