2022-05-18

Prescribed Burn Notice

Prescribed burn scheduled for May 19 in Oscoda County A prescribed burn scheduled today in Oscoda County’s Comins Township is expected to restore native species in a pine barrens ecosystem. Start time is around 11 a.m. and the burn will cover roughly 144 acres. Prescribed burns are one way the Michigan Department of Natural Resources keeps lands and forests healthy. […]

Mio AuSable Schools selects superintendent

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Mio AuSable Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to begin contract negotiations with Marvin Taylor to serve as the district’s Superintendent of Schools. Taylor is currently the elementary principal and curriculum director Athens Area Schools. Taylor’s selection followed an extensive process to gather stakeholder input, which included an online survey and in-person focus groups. The stakeholder input was […]

Next steps


It’s the time of year when young adults start looking forward to the next step in their life. They can see the light at the end of the tunnel while also reflecting on the hard work they put in to get themselves to that point. At my own high school graduation, I’ll admit to tearing up a little, knowing I […]

Frank Engel

Died April 28, 2022

Frank A. Engel, age 59, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Horizon Assisted Living in St. Helen, Michigan on Thursday, April 28, 2022. He had lived there after having a bad stroke six years ago. Frank was born in Pontiac, Michigan on March 23, 1963, to Merlin and Lucille (Priester) Engel. He moved to Mio at a young age with […]

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Theresa M. Hartsig

Died May 11, 2022

Theresa M. Hartsig, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at The Villa at Rose City. She was born on April 28, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan to Walter J. Sr. and Veronica F. (Manley) Salens. Theresa and her husband Michael had lived in Mio for the past ten years, previously of Riverton, Wyoming. Together they enjoyed the outdoors, […]

Death Notice – Bruce Norman Lesko

Died May 9, 2022

Bruce Norman Lesko, age 60, of Comins, Michigan, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at his home. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI.