Larry Lloyd Winter

Died October 19, 2020

Larry Lloyd Winter, 75, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City.   He was born on November 27, 1944 in West Branch to Lloyd and Catherine (Ruegsegger) Winter. Larry lived in Alger for most of his life. On May 14, 1965, he married Judy Dunn in Flint. Larry attended Edwards Community Church and enjoyed […]

Jack Andrew DeRosa

Died October 2, 2020

Jack was born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Howard DeRosa in Milford, Michigan on July 10, 1937.  Jack joined the United States Navy as a Radar Operator during the Korean War. He later married Marsha Eades on August 27, 1983. He liked trapping, fishing and gardening and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved his children to the fullest. He was […]

Steven Lloyd Papple

Died October 19, 2020

Steven Lloyd Papple, 57, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at his home in West Branch.   He was born on December 28, 1962 in West Branch to Leland and Patricia (Teegarden) Papple. Steven worked at Hyperion (Sandvik) in West Branch for over 20 years. He enjoyed camping, NASCAR, hunting, fishing and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Steven is survived by his […]

Billy Joe Hart

Died October 18, 2020

Billy Joe Hart, 82 of Prescott, formerly of Hazel Park and Hale, Michigan, passed away peacefully at his home on October 18, 2020 with this family by his side. Billy Joe was born on April 4, 1938 in Paris, Tennessee to the late James Mitchell and Melva Lourel (Crouch) Hart. He was raised in Hazel Park before moving to Hale […]

Thomas Arthur Vincent

Died October 15, 2020

Thomas Arthur Vincent, 68, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his home in West Branch, MI with his loving wife by his side.  He lived in West Branch for the past 47 years, formerly of Prudenville and Saginaw. Thomas was born in Saginaw on Wednesday, December 12, 1951 to Arthur and Avis (Jakes) Vincent. He married Linda Kay […]

Robert Raymond Burdick

Died October 10, 2020

Robert Raymond Burdick, 74, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home in Prescott, MI with his wife by his side.   He lived in Alger for the past 37 years, formerly of Detroit. He was born on April 23, 1946 in Detroit to Raymond and Grace (Gorst) Burdick. Bob served in the United States Army during Vietnam from […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We are writing this letter in response to the theft of political signs on private property throughout Ogemaw County. Both political parties have experienced this and we want to remind residents that this is not only illegal but it violates the First Amendment of the Constitution — the right to free speech. If you see such activity, report […]

Opinion: My fall reading list

I began thinking about this column in early September as readers were sharing back-to-school pictures. One picture was of a young man, a home-scholar, surrounded by his schoolbooks. I couldn’t read all the titles, but Homer’s Odyssey stood out. I started mulling over my next reading list. My next nudge came at a schoolboard meeting. I was in the same […]

Our View: A sign of the times

As you drive through the county this time if the year, the long view is a classic autumn picture. Fall color is hitting its peak. Red, orange and yellow dominate the landscape. The close-up view shows us another season and another color scheme. It is election season and the colors we see are red, white and blue. Signs promoting various […]

Region 9 MMAP Readies for a Different Kind of Part D Counseling Season

The Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) works through Michigan’s Area Agencies on Aging to provide high quality and accessible health benefit information and counseling. MMAP is part of a nation-wide network of paid and volunteer counselors that educate and provide unbiased information to help Medicare beneficiaries make informed health care decisions. In northeast Michigan, the Region 9 Area Agency on […]