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ALPENA – In conjunction with the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments and the Target Alpena organization, the Oscoda Township Economic Improvement Director and the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce Director have been heavily involved in the Small Business Relief Program, that was announced…

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WHITTEMORE – No, despite what the numbers might look like, Whittemore-Prescott senior point guard Dana Thorson isn’t a character you just created in the latest NBA Live video game. Thorson was able to make 112 three pointers this season, many of which from well-beyond the arc, good for third…

TAWAS CITY – A simple line of advice ultimately led to a career choice for 1986 Tawas Area graduate Chris Boden. The advice? “You should become a coach.” The source? Hall of fame Tawas footbal…

HALE – If there is a statistical category you can think of, chances are Joseph Kimmerer holds the school record. The Hale senior sits atop the list in an impressive range of basketball stats, …

Small business owners, sole proprietors, independent contractors and the self-employed are eligible for financial assistance through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which will extend as much as $349 billion in forgivable loans to enable some businesses to pay employees during the coronavirus crisis.

Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.

The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.

With the current coronavirus outbreak going on around the world, many employees are being forced to work from home to support “social distancing.” While this may come easy for some companies or employees, others might not be used to this new work environment.

While the weather on Oct. 31, 2019 brought in rain, wind and cold temperatures, that didn’t deter event goers from getting out and showing off their costumes. The annual event is sponsored by the East Tawas Business Association.

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