2022-09-28

Lynnette Joy Kann-Sposato

Died September 23, 2022

Lynnette Joy Kann-Sposato, age 53, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at her home on Friday, September 23, 2022. Lynnette was born in West Branch, Michigan on November 9, 1968, to Thomas and Kathy Kann. Lynnette enjoyed the outdoors, spending her time hunting turkeys and fishing. She also enjoyed bowling, throwing darts, and playing horseshoes. Lynnette was a great mother, daughter, […]

Local teams compete

Mio won all three sets against Fairview: 25-5, 25-9, 25-17.

Fairview volleyball team is finding their way

Notes from the coach

  Kathleen Anderson is head coach for the varsity volleyball team at Fairview Area Schools. “We had a great first game against Wolverine where we came from behind and won three sets after having lost the first two,” Anderson said. “The girls fought hard and relaxed into playing volleyball again. Since then, we’ve come up against some worthy teams and […]

Out of the classroom and into the sheep pen

Michigan State Extension sponsored a two part workshop in Mio Sept. 22-23 for sheep producers. Phil Durst is a senior educator for Michigan State University Extension. “There were 28 registered for Thursday evening session and 22 of those signed up for Friday’s session,” Durst said. The first part of the workshop was held at Elmer Township Hall and focused on […]

Motorcycle driver dies in accident

COMINS TOWNSHIP — One person was killed in a motorcycle/truck accident which occurred Sept. 20 in Comins Township. A 2015 Harley-Davidson was apparently traveling westbound on Helmer Lake Rd. when it rear-ended a trailer being towed by a 2004 Ford F-350, also traveling westbound on Helmer Lake Rd., according to the press release from the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office. The […]

Fall is in the air

FAIRVIEW — The weather changed from summer to autumn just in time for Fairview’s first Harvest Festival. Fairview Business Association and Comins Township sponsored the Sept. 24 event which was held at Boney Park. People came right when the party started at 3 p.m. according to FBA music event coordinator Katie Dienen. “It was packed earlier,” Dienen said. “Between three […]

Anxiously awaiting October


It’ll be my favorite month soon, and it’s already my favorite season. I’m enjoying all the nuances that fall brings. I know it’s cliché at this point, but I’ve been missing fall. I’ve been looking forward to spending time with it for months. Pumpkins, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches, spooky Halloween, and warm cider drinks. And please, pumpkin everything. I’ll […]

September 28, 2022

Michael August Hampton

Died September 20, 2022

Michael August Hampton, age 58, of Mio, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Michael was born in Bay City, Michigan on June 17, 1964, to Roy and Susan (Graber) Hampton. He started his career as a small engine mechanic shortly after high school and has been the owner of Mike’s Small Engine Repair for more than 20 […]

Judy Ann Bridge

Died September 24, 2022

Judy Ann Bridge, age 72, of Mio, Michigan, passed away at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital in Grayling, Michigan on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Judy was born in Monroe, Michigan on February 24, 1950, to Adrian and Luretha (Fisher) Cousino. She married her high school sweetheart, Fred Bridge, on August 17, 1968. They have been married for 54 years. Judy was […]