Demory named Coach of the Year

Mio AuSable wrestling coach Jeff Demory was named All-Region Wrestling Coach of the Year Feb. 19 at individual regionals in Charlevoix. The recipient is chosen by all the coaches in the region. “That was pretty sweet,” Demory said. “To me, it’s just a reflection of my staff. My assistants are just amazing. Mike and Patrick and Travis do an outstanding […]

Young hunters show their stuff

LUZERNE — A small but enthusiastic group of youngsters brought squirrels to Luzerne Hardware Saturday, Feb. 26 at the conclusion of the One-Day Youth Squirrel Hunt. Hunters claimed $5 for each squirrel. Hannah Thomas won the drawing for a pellet gun. Everett Wymer won the new prize, the trifecta, for getting three different varieties of squirrels. The  squirrel hunt was […]

Gerald (Jerry) Edwin Graham, Jr.

Died February 28, 2022

Gerald (Jerry) Edwin Graham, Jr., age 42, beloved father, son, brother, friend, biker, and Marine passed away suddenly on February 28, 2022. Jerry was born in Garden City, Michigan to Gerald Graham Sr. and Debby Boswell on October 13, 1979. In high school, Jerry loved sports and anything that kept him physically active. He excelled in track and football, going […]

Thomas George Galbraith

Died March 1, 2022

Thomas George Galbraith, age 56, of Mio, Michigan, passed away peacefully at his home on March 1, 2022. Thomas was born in Grayling, Michigan on October 8, 1965, to Martin “Tim” Galbraith and Sally (nee Hubbard) Galbraith. He was raised on the family farm, attended Mio AuSable High School, graduating as president of his class. He graduated with a bachelor’s […]

Fairview homecoming wrap-up

FAIRVIEW — Inclement weather postponed homecoming at Fairview Area Schools a second time, but the final competition among the high school grades took place Friday, Feb. 25. The high schoolers showed their competitive spirit during mock Olympics Friday Feb. 18. The games were renamed to reflect the Disney theme of this year’s homecoming activities. The theme was also reflected in […]

Predator round-up: ten years and going strong

LUZERNE — The tenth annual Luzerne Area Predator Round-Up began Friday, Feb. 25  at 6 p.m. concluded with check-in at Luzerne Hardware Sunday, Feb 27. Hunters brought in 40 coyotes, six bobcats and three foxes. After weigh-in, there was a banquet and awards ceremony at the Luzerne American Legion Post. Hunters received $25 per predator as well as prizes for […]

NCMCF announces $18,500 in youth grants

The North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Councils, or YACs awarded $18,500 in new grants to Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties for programs benefiting their peers and their communities. The NCMCF Board of Trustees approved the YAC’s 11 grant award recommendations in February 2022. Grants awarded include: $4,500 to Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center through three grants to purchase […]

BOC approves airport equipment purchase

The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners accepted quotes to purchase a utility tractor and loader and attachments for the Oscoda County Dennis Kauffman Memorial Airport at its Feb. 22 meeting. The estimates from Matt Lohone-Hutson, Inc. for the equipment are as follows: John Deere 5125R utility tractor and loader, $121,720; 96-inch RHFA Sweepster broom, $11,892, funding approved by MDOT; SDX-102 […]

Hurst qualifies for girls’ state wrestling finals

Alexis Hurst began wrestling this year to try something new. She will also represent Mio AuSable Schools at the first MHSAA-sanctioned girls’ wrestling state finals at Ford Field in Detroit Mar. 4-5. “Alexis is part of history,” Coach Jeff Demory said. Hurst (115) placed eighth at girls’ individual regionals in Howell Sunday Feb. 20 to advance to the state finals. […]

Four Mio wrestlers headed for state

Mio AuSable wrestlers Tyler Demory, Alexis Hurst, Trennen Smith and Brandon Wiltse will compete in Division 4 State finals Mar. 4-5 in Detroit. “We’re excited,” Coach Jeff Demory said. “It’s next Friday and Saturday Ford Field.” Demory, Smith and Wiltse have all competed at state finals before. “Brandon has been a warrior for us for four years,” Demory said. “He […]