Sharon M. Brent

Died May 20, 2021

Sharon Mishelle Brent, 76, of Bentley, MI, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her residence.   She was born April 11, 1945 in Standish, Michigan to the late Joseph P. and Julia R. (Belchak) Kopka. Sharon was the third oldest of eight brothers and sisters and was charged with caring for her younger siblings from an early age. She knew […]

Patricia Marlean Bigler

Died September 29, 2020

Patricia Marlean Bigler, 84, of AuGres, Michigan passed away on Tuesday evening, September 29, 2020 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas City, Michigan. Patricia was born February 22, 1936 in Birmingham, Michigan to the late Benjamin and Grace (Cooper) Rohrer. After high school, Patricia worked as an aide at the public schools and later worked closely with her husband, […]

Wolverines drop doubleheader to Mio

MIO— The Au Gres-Sims varsity baseball team played a doubleheader against Mio-AuSable High School Friday, May 14 falling to the Thunderbolts. The Wolverines lost game one 0-6. Bryce Verdusco had the solo hit single going one-for-three. In game two, junior Evan Saunders took the mound for Au Gres. Hunter Harmon, Cole Pendred and Saunders all went one-for-three with singles and […]

AGS boys track and field finish second in NSL meet

FAIRVIEW– The Wolverines competed in the five-team North Star League track and field meet at Fairview High School Tuesday, May 11. The Lady Wolverines finished in fourth place and the boys finished in second place behind Hale. Freshman Cole Pendred won the 400 meters with his PR time of 57.3 seconds. Pendred also earned second place in the long jump […]

Lady Wolverines softball record now 9-5

AU GRES— The Au Gres-Sims softball team traveled to Mio splitting the doubleheader with the Lady Thunderbolts Friday, May 14. In the opener, Allyson Stange led the offense going four-for-four at the plate. Au Gres lost a close game 8-9. In a short game two, the Wolverines mercied Mio in five innings for a 13-3 victory. Pitcher Kennadi Zeien got […]

Panthers baseball win the last 11 of 12 games

STANDISH– Monday, May 17 took the Panthers to St. Louis to sweep the Sharks 3-0 and 5-0. Chase Raymond was the winning pitcher in the opener striking out 18, walking zero and hitting a two-run double. Addison Vallad pitched the game-two shutout striking out nine. Vallad also led the offense with two hits. Jackson Rojosz had two hits on the […]

Small town culture shock

I grew up in Thomas Township in Saginaw. The reason I mention the township is while Saginaw may not be a small town, I always felt that the township was. Township people stuck to their area. It wasn’t uncommon to run into people you knew at the store, and people tended to have some sort of connection to each other. […]

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Transit authority expands services for Arenac residents

ARENAC COUNTY – Public transportation in Arenac County has grown exponentially since Arenac County’s passage of the millage in November. From a new name and new employees to expanded services, additional vehicles and a new board of directors, APTA is meeting the needs of county residents in a much-improved way, executive director Denise Dunn said. “Arenac Public Transit Authority is […]

AG reappoints mayor, gives oath of office to new council member

AU GRES – The City of Au Gres made nominations for mayor and mayor pro tem during its organizational meeting Tuesday, May 11. Current mayor Mike Hoadley was appointed as mayor and Jon Sanford was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem. During the meeting, an oath of office was also given to new city council member Jane Barbour, who was elected […]