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Post by goodbar on Wed 3 May - 10:42

I've traveled many a mile on Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad...but for whatever reason, I always seem to end up right where I started...
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Post by The Pantry on Wed 3 May - 11:00

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Make sure you don't meet them in a field afterward.


I've read extensively about that...crazy shit.
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Post by LooseGoose on Mon 8 May - 9:13

Sorry to those that missed this....

Conservation District holds annual grow show


MIO — The Oscoda County Conservation District held its annual Grow Show and Tree Sale at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds May 6.

Attendees were able to shop for items like trees, flowers, ceramics and birdhouses at the event.

Funds from the sale of Conservation District trees and shrubs benefited the services the organization provides.

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Post by LooseGoose on Sun 14 May - 19:48

Local musicians and writers turn out for open mic night



Mike Nichols played “The Wheels on the Bus” for the younger attendees.

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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 20 May - 18:24

Many of you will remember the great time Bob had at this meal last year - now is your chance!!

Steiner to kick off opening with pancake breakfast



FAIRVIEW — The Steiner Museum will serve up its annual pancake breakfast and show off some of its new exhibits May 27.

“Good pancakes, good sausage, good eggs, music and the facility is open for viewing,” museum Director Norm Caldwell said.

Steiner board member Jenny Cronkright said in addition to offering great food, the event allows members of the community to get together.

“It’s kind of a get-together,” she said. “A lot of them know each other; most of them come year after year. It’s just grown: we feed about 200.”

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Post by LooseGoose on Mon 22 May - 19:05

7:30pm on PBS is Great Getaways: Ogemaw County Tour.   Don't miss this special on the gateway to Oscoda County.

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Post by LooseGoose on Fri 26 May - 19:43

Two ceremonies to honor veterans in Oscoda County May 29,


(note the Commodore of our Navy in the background)


Region 3 northeast regional coordinator for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, said the holiday was created shortly after the Civil War and was originally called Decoration Day.

He said the day was for families to place flowers on the graves to commemorate those lost in combat.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, the day was declared a national holiday by Congress in 1971.

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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 27 May - 7:56

Birders heed call of warbler in Michigan

Mio — Nestled among the state’s young jack pines is a tiny migratory bird so rare, birding enthusiasts each spring are drawn into North Michigan’s forests to welcome it back.

The Kirtland’s Warbler, the rarest of the wood warbler family, nests in large numbers in the Mitten State, providing an abundance of watching sites to spot one of the elusive songbirds.

From mid-May through June, the bird seeks out Michigan’s established plantations of young jack pines for their branches because they grow close to the ground, protecting the birds from predators and bad weather by concealing the warblers’ nests.

On a morning earlier this month, a group of birders from the Wichita (Kansas) Audubon Society traveled on a free tour with a U.S. Forest Service biologist to a plantation east of Mio in the Huron-Manistee National Forest.

“It was worth the trip,” said Rod Wedel, of Wichita, Kansas. “Seeing two male Kirtland’s Warblers was a thrill.”






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Post by LooseGoose on Mon 29 May - 15:09

Steiner Museum serves up breakfast at annual event


FAIRVIEW — The Steiner Museum’s annual pancake breakfast drew about 300 attendees May 27, according to Steiner board member Jenny Cronkright.

Cronkright said the event used up 500 ounces of pancake mix, four cans of coffee, 10 gallons of orange juice and thirty pounds of sausage.

The event also featured music from Open Mike Productions performers Jerry Broad, Roadkill Jack, Will Fox and Emerson Gerber.

Have heard rumor that BobS goes by RoadKill Jack on the weekends.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 30 May - 8:35

LooseGoose wrote:Steiner Museum serves up breakfast at annual event


FAIRVIEW — The Steiner Museum’s annual pancake breakfast drew about 300 attendees May 27, according to Steiner board member Jenny Cronkright.

Cronkright said the event used up 500 ounces of pancake mix, four cans of coffee, 10 gallons of orange juice and thirty pounds of sausage.

The event also featured music from Open Mike Productions performers Jerry Broad, Roadkill Jack, Will Fox and Emerson Gerber.

Have heard rumor that BobS goes by RoadKill Jack on the weekends.


whoever that is in the green plaid shirt looks like Jack Ebling.

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed 31 May - 20:20

This is a great weekend for the kids.

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Post by tGreenWay on Wed 31 May - 20:41

I bought Mio lemonade today. You squeeze several drops into a glass of water and stir it up. Because mixing powder into a glass of water was too much work.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 1 Jun - 7:16

LooseGoose wrote:This is a great weekend for the kids.
my daughter would really enjoy that.

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 1 Jun - 7:34

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:This is a great weekend for the kids.
my daughter would really enjoy that.


Along with the free pie she'd get here. You could make shingles with her, not a better way to bond in this world.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 1 Jun - 7:49

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote: my daughter would really enjoy that.


Along with the free pie she'd get here.   You could make shingles with her, not a better way to bond in this world.
do they offer free counseling services after returning home?

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Post by goodbar on Thu 1 Jun - 9:52

LooseGoose wrote:This is a great weekend for the kids.

Any concern that there is threshing in both the morning and in the afternoon? seems like perhaps too much threshing for one day.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 1 Jun - 10:05

goodbar wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:This is a great weekend for the kids.

Any concern that there is threshing in both the morning and in the afternoon? seems like perhaps too much threshing for one day.
"when one is tired of threshing, one is tired of life".

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Post by goodbar on Thu 1 Jun - 10:40

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
goodbar wrote:

Any concern that there is threshing in both the morning and in the afternoon? seems like perhaps too much threshing for one day.
"when one is tired of threshing, one is tired of life".

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1843 born -1878 perished in an unfortunate threshing accident.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 1 Jun - 11:05

goodbar wrote:
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"when one is tired of threshing, one is tired of life".

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Maynard E. Clapsaddle
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oh, how Maynard loved to thresh..



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Post by goodbar on Thu 1 Jun - 11:40

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
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Maynard E. Clapsaddle
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oh, how Maynard loved to thresh..




when he first laid eyes on a steam powered thresher as a wee lad his mammy n pappy knew by his reaction that it was to be. Maynard would most certainly be a thresher, there was no other calling.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 1 Jun - 13:01

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Robert J Sakimano wrote: oh, how Maynard loved to thresh..




when he first laid eyes on a steam powered thresher as a wee lad his mammy n pappy knew by his reaction that it was to be. Maynard would most certainly be a thresher, there was no other calling.
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Post by goodbar on Thu 1 Jun - 13:06

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
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when he first laid eyes on a steam powered thresher as a wee lad his mammy n pappy knew by his reaction that it was to be. Maynard would most certainly be a thresher, there was no other calling.
#JeSuisMaynard

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Post by LooseGoose on Sun 4 Jun - 15:40

Try to be there and help baby Hostetler.



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Post by goodbar on Mon 5 Jun - 11:06

oh yes. when gravy is listed in the plural form as an offering, as in: "Gravys"..then THAT is a must attend function.
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Post by LooseGoose on Mon 5 Jun - 11:09

goodbar wrote:oh yes. when gravy is listed in the plural form as an offering, as in: "Gravys"..then THAT is a must attend function.

Pro Tip for an Amish dinner: skip the "gravys" and head right for the "variety of pies" and "baked goods".

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Post by LooseGoose on Tue 6 Jun - 18:20

Nor-East’r returns for 14th year





MIO — For the 14th year the Nor-East’r Music & Art Festival will feature a weekend of music and artistic activities June 9-11.

Headlining this year’s performance is Grand Rapids musician Brian Vander Ark, a solo performer and lead singer of The Verve Pipe. The Verve Pipe, which formed in 1992, scored a Recording Industry Association of America platinum certification for its 1997 sophomore album “Villains.” The band released its newest album, Parachute, in 2017. Vander Ark’s most recent release under his own name was the collaborative album “Simple Truths” with fellow Michigander and actor Jeff Daniels in 2016.

Other headlines include the eclectic jazz/funk/rock Grand Rapids-based Afro Zuma, folk musician May Erlewine and the Jon Stickley Trio, a gypsy jazz/bluegrass/hip-hop group from Asheville, N.C.

The event also features a bonfire, open mic opportunities, local vendors and workshops for artists.

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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 10 Jun - 21:09

So much excitement for Wings Over Northern Michigan that just two days won't do



GAYLORD — So much is happening at this year’s air show that two days can’t contain it all.

For the first time in its eight years, Wings over Northern Michigan will lead the Father’s Day weekend show with a midweek evening performance Wednesday, June 14 by Canadian jet and parachute teams, aerobatic performances, drag racing and more.

The latest addition to this year’s roster is a C-17 Globemaster III, a hulking military transport plane 175 feet long and more than five stories tall. Answering the show’s call for military units, the plane will fly in from the U.S. Air Force base in Altus, Okla. and park on the airport’s hardened concrete pad between performances. It’s arriving Friday, June 16 and leaving after the show Sunday, June 18.

“This is one of the largest aircraft in the USAF arsenal and we wanted to make sure we can accommodate it,” said Matt Barresi, airport manager and organizer, while noting the 140-ton aircraft would otherwise sink into asphalt.

“It’s like a flying dinosaur,” he added. “It’s wings will blot out the sun. It’s the plane we put tanks and helicopters in, and it’s designed to get in and out of runways on the front line with needed equipment, and it does so in a hurry.”

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Post by LooseGoose on Tue 13 Jun - 12:49

I don't want to mess up the Rumors thread anymore....but here's last night's storm.
Storms leave 14,500 without power in Northern Michigan


ROSCOMMON COUNTY, MI -- More than 14,500 Consumers Energy customers are without power Tuesday morning after storms rolled through the northern half of the state.

More than 17,000 residents lost power at some point in the evening, with northeast Michigan being hit the hardest as wind gusts higher than 40 mph knocked down tree limbs and power lines.

"We had some bad weather overnight," said Brian Wheeler, Consumers Energy senior public information director. "We had high enough wind to do some typical damage for a situation like this. Right now we're working to restore power."

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Post by goodbar on Wed 14 Jun - 8:23

LooseGoose wrote:I don't want to mess up the Rumors thread anymore....but here's last night's storm.
Storms leave 14,500 without power in Northern Michigan


ROSCOMMON COUNTY, MI -- More than 14,500 Consumers Energy customers are without power Tuesday morning after storms rolled through the northern half of the state.

More than 17,000 residents lost power at some point in the evening, with northeast Michigan being hit the hardest as wind gusts higher than 40 mph knocked down tree limbs and power lines.

"We had some bad weather overnight," said Brian Wheeler, Consumers Energy senior public information director. "We had high enough wind to do some typical damage for a situation like this. Right now we're working to restore power."

14,500 northern michigan residents? that's gotta be like....all of them.....right?
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Wed 14 Jun - 10:01

goodbar wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:I don't want to mess up the Rumors thread anymore....but here's last night's storm.
Storms leave 14,500 without power in Northern Michigan




14,500 northern michigan residents? that's gotta be like....all of them.....right?

Depends on where "up north" begins.
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Brother Builders kick off Summer Reading Program

MIO — Chad and Seth Patterson of the Acting Up Theater Company Performed “Oh Brother Builder” for kids and parents at the Oscoda County Library June 23.

The event kicked off the library’s Summer Reading Month program, which will feature activities for kids from June 23 to Aug. 11. Events during the month include a Lego building contest and a performance from Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 27 Jun - 10:27

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Brother Builders kick off Summer Reading Program

MIO — Chad and Seth Patterson of the Acting Up Theater Company Performed “Oh Brother Builder” for kids and parents at the Oscoda County Library June 23.

The event kicked off the library’s Summer Reading Month program, which will feature activities for kids from June 23 to Aug. 11. Events during the month include a Lego building contest and a performance from Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe.
that guy has a second, smaller head growing out of his left shoulder.

I'm assuming that's normal for Mio?

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed 28 Jun - 8:18

Mio-Native Thunderbird Called 'Hometown Hero' By Family Back Home

"It was something he wanted to do. He just wanted to be part of the team and he made it."

He started as an Oscoda County Country Boy, then found his wings.

A member of the high-flying demonstration squadron’s team, he’s set to help them wow crowds up north this weekend.

Dylan Stefani, age 26, is a flight chief for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and has been in the Air Force for nearly six years.

Before that, though, he was a country kid from Mio with big dreams.

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed 28 Jun - 12:59

I'm pretty sure we're closing in on the 4th of July.

Tuesday night - Fireworks - check.
Wednesday afternoon - neighbors begin to arrive and mount their ATVs and dirt bikes - check
Wednesday night - noticeable increase in traffic and crowds -

For those of you still planning your holiday weekend -



Don't miss the goat shit bingo and 3 different fireworks shows.

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Post by Turtleneck on Wed 28 Jun - 13:14

The view of the Cumins skyline from the Skyline Event Center is amazing.
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Post by tGreenWay on Wed 28 Jun - 13:34

Floyd Robertson wrote:
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14,500 northern michigan residents? that's gotta be like....all of them.....right?

Depends on where "up north" begins.

People read this site.

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Post by Turtleneck on Wed 28 Jun - 13:55

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:

Depends on where "up north" begins.

People read this site.

http://on.freep.com/2tS1qRd

Walter Partlo: "I've had this conversation online before and the consensus seemed to be either M-61 or West Branch. As someone who grew up in West Branch, it surprised me that so many people knew where it was at."

Which one of you dorks is Walter?
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Post by LooseGoose on Wed 28 Jun - 13:59

Turtleneck wrote:The view of the Cumins skyline from the Skyline Event Center is amazing.

All of that and a free lunch after a parade. I see that tinge of green......

Too bad Travis ditched that nice Mio girl before I got him a pie.

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