2022-06-22

An honor and a privilege

Veterans receive quilts from local stitchers

MIO — Meo Mio Stitchers celebrated Flag Day, June 14 by presenting six veterans with Honor Quilts. Misty DeGuzman, Lena Hall, Lanita Olsen, Frank Smutek, Amee Jo Sutton, Joan Trimm received quilts at VFW Post 4126 in Mio. The Stitchers make and present the quilts to thank the recipients for their service in the U.S. military. “After the presentation of […]

Local family gets a boost

Hundreds of people responded when the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office invited the community to a fundraiser to help one of its own. Hot dogs, beverages and baked goods were for sale by donation June 14 on the Sheriff’s Office lawn in Mio for the benefit of Deputy Taylor Kann and his family. Kann has served the community for the last […]

Oscoda County celebrates

Parades and fireworks mark Independence Day

Monday, July 4 there will be a craft show, inflatables for the kids and other holiday fun on the courthouse lawn in Mio. The parade in Mio begins at 2 p.m. There will be prizes for the best float, best-decorated golf cart. Every child who rides a bicycle in the parade can enter a drawing for a prize. Fireworks in […]

Big Creek Township works tirelessly

BIG CREEK TOWNSHIP — Elected officials, employees and volunteers worked to help residents of Oscoda County dispose of refuse during a township clean-up day and county-wide electronics and tire recycling June 11. A semi-trailer was filled with old tires dropped off by county residents. “That is a lot of tires to get out of Oscoda County,” township treasurer Susan Avery […]

Roadwork ahead

Summertime fixes for county roads

OSCODA COUNTY — Residents of Oscoda County will see crews applying overband crack seal to roads around the county this summer. Crack seal is a rubber-like product which comes in block form. The repair crew blows dirt and loose material out of the cracks before applying the seal. “There’s a big tub on the machine. The crew throws the blocks […]

New roofs, a new holiday and a new way to help

B.O.C gives county employees a chance to share paid time off

The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners approved bids during its June 14 meeting for K&M Builders, LLC do two roof replacements. The bids to make necessary repairs and to install steel roofs are $23,450 for the Oscoda County EMS station and $8,640 for the bath house at the Oscoda County Park. The board amended the 2022 holiday calendar to adopt […]

Remember when you were a kid?

Hot dog memories inspire a business

Tim Peterson’s food history goes way back. “I always loved to cook. My mom taught me how to cook when I was a kid,” he said. “It was a dream of mine a long time ago to be a chef.” For Peterson, love of family and food are intertwined. “Growing up, we lived in Flushing, right outside Flint. My dad […]

Flower power

Iris lovers gathered in Hale

  HALE — Mio Irisarians hosted the 78th Annual Iris Show Sunday June 12 at Plainfield Township Hall in Hale. The club is an affiliate of the American Iris Society. Attendees viewed the exhibits and talked about irises with club members and judges. Varieties of iris rhizomes, the root-like structure which can be planted to grow iris, were available to […]

New but old


In one of my recent columns, I mentioned that I love going to the movies and that it was something I greatly missed during the pandemic. One movie opinion I have that I think may be slightly controversial is this: I kind of love the Disney remakes. For those of you aren’t movie or Disney buffs, in the last few […]

June 22, 2022