Wayne W. Diller

Died April 25, 2022

Wayne W. Diller, age 88, moved to his heavenly home on April 25, 2022, joining his wife Reta who passed away on November 2, 2021. He died peacefully surrounded by loved ones with wonderful support from hospice nurses. We are extremely grateful for the attention and love he received from the staff at the extended care home where he lived […]

Betty Jane Wildfong

Died May 25, 2022

Betty Jane Wildfong, age 98, of Curran, Michigan, passed away at The Home at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Fairview, Michigan on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Betty was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 23, 1924, to Rev. Naaman and Margaret (Parker) Stemen. She married Wilbur Wildfong on September 27, 1941. Betty was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, crafting, quilting, sewing, […]

Henry E. “Bud” Ryckman

Died May 20, 2022

Henry E. “Bud” Ryckman, of Oxford, age 97, entered eternal life on May 20, 2022. Bud was born on June 18, 1924, in Flint, Michigan. Bud proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Military Police Officer serving under General George Patton. He was a lifetime member of the North Oakland VFW Post 334 and had […]

Boney Park gets spruced up

FAIRVIEW — A band of residents armed with paintbrushes and rollers participated in the first Comins Township Paint Day May 21 at Boney Memorial Park in Fairview. The work focused on the pavilion area at the park. A couple of Fairview high school seniors contributed their time and earned required service hours. “We ended up with 17 total, 12 painting. […]

Same library, new name

OSCODA COUNTY — The Oscoda County Library is now the Oscoda County District Library. When a county library becomes a district library, an obvious change is the name change. The new name became official Apr. 29. “Gradually you’ll start seeing a new logo and a new brand, which I’m excited about,” library director Amy Knepp said. “It’s going to be […]

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Rummage sale fundraiser supports new ministry

Get your rummage sale fix and help out an Oscoda County non-profit. ReCreations Shoppe in Fairview is having a rummage sale Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 1558 N. Abbe Road in Fairview. “We have a collection of things here that people donate to us throughout the year. People have given us some really nice things,” […]

Mixed feelings

I am going to be honest; I have never been the biggest fan of summer. It is not that I hate summer, it is just not my favorite season. I have never been good with heat. I am a naturally cold person, so I am kind of used to that. And I don’t mind being cold because you can put […]

May 25, 2022

Death Notice – Richard Henry Vigor

Died May 18, 2022

Richard Henry Vigor, age 63, of Luzerne, Michigan, passed away at his home Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.

New wave of COVID-19 transmissions prompt personal safety considerations


With proms, band concerts, and graduations happening, District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2) asks the public to make informed decisions as they celebrate spring, youth, and achievements. The region continues to see high transmission rates with the BA.2 variant. “Although still much lower than during the fall and winter, our hospital admission rates have also trended up, and thus the […]