Spring thoughts turn to voting?

Spring is late this year. Actually, spring arrived at the usual time in March, but the weather just hasn’t caught up yet. There is a faint verdant haze on the meadow, but I’ve been waking up to diamonds of frost instead of emerald-green grass. The air is crisp, not balmy. The only bloom in sight is a basket of pansies, […]

May 4,2022

Erin Lee Rang

Died April 24, 2022

Erin Lee Rang, age 40, but also “39” forever, of Hale, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2022, at her home in Hale. She was born on March 22, 1982, in Grayling, Michigan to Stanley Rang and the late Peggy Ehlers. Erin was a former resident of Mio, Michigan. She was a wonderful homemaker and bartended on the side, […]

Death Notice-Marie J. Kriege

Died May 1, 2022

Marie J. Krieger, age 91, of Mio, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at her home. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.

James Mahlon “Jim” Gascho

Died April 24, 2022

James Mahlon “Jim” Gascho, age 68, of Alma, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 24, 2022. He was born on January 12, 1954, in Omer, Michigan, the eldest son of Mahlon and Miriam Gascho. Jim was a 1972 graduate of Fairview High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University. Jim owned and operated Crippen Manufacturing in […]

Joseph (Doc) P. Safina

Died March 24, 2022

Joseph (Doc) P. Safina 10/21/1949 – 03/24/2022 Please come and join our Family for the Celebration of Life for Joseph (Doc) P. Safina on May 14, 2022. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Mio Moose Lodge 1035, in Luzerne, MI, starting at 2:30 p.m. Full Military Honors at 3:30 p.m. and dinner to follow. Please come and […]