OSCODA – The annual Paul Bunyan Days festival will return to Oscoda on Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 on Furtaw Field located in downtown Oscoda.

TAWAS CITY – Wolverine Fireworks and the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will be conducting a test run of a potential new fireworks detonation site, planned for approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

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WILBER Twp. – A Tawas City man involved in a single-vehicle crash on Sept. 1 was taken to the hospital and, following his discharge, was lodged in the Iosco County jail for allegedly operating…

EAST TAWAS – The cause of a small, outdoor fire in a wooded area of East Tawas is undetermined. The incident was called in at 1:59 p.m. on Aug. 24.

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TAWAS CITY – The Tawas Area volleyball team made the trip to the Ogemaw Heights Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Braves competed in four contests, going 1-2-1 on the day. 

TAWAS CITY – The Tawas Area soccer team was able to get its offense untracked on Thursday. The Braves, hosting Standish-Sterling, had a season high in goals topping the Panthers 6-2. 

HALE – There was no licking of the wounds for the Hale football team Friday night. A week after suffering their first lost of the season, the Eagles bounced back in a big way, throttling the h…

WHITTEMORE – The Whittemore-Prescott volleyball team made the trip to Hillman on Thursday for a North Star League contest. The Lady Cardinals were able to come away with a victory, claiming a …

HALE – The Hale volleyball team battled it out in a North Star League Little Dipper game at AuGres on Thursday. The Lady Eagles were able to pick up another victory, this time in straight sets…

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.

Oscoda resident Dirk Hunt shot this amazing video of this year's Tawas Bay Summer Fest. Thanks to Dirk for letting us use the video! Check him out on Twitter by going to @OnCedarLake

LINCOLN – The 2019 Miss Sunrise Side’s Outstanding Teen Program and 2019 Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Program will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at Alcona High School, 51 N. Barlow Rd., Lincoln.

EAST TAWAS – As a way of giving thanks to the community, several businesses will be coming together to host the fourth annual Customer Appreciation Block Party in East Tawas.

It’s no secret our region has been in desperate need of closer, more accessible mental health care. There are only five state psychiatric facilities in our state and not one is located in northern Michigan or the Upper Peninsula. Michigan provides mental health care to our region from state …