OSCODA – Kalitta Air representatives have announced the layoffs of 154 employees at its aircraft maintenance facility, located on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.

HALE – Despite the cancellation of the ice fishing contest, due to lake conditions, the 2020 Hale Yes Winterfest will proceed as planned.

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Teams and individuals compete Saturday and Sunday for Macomb County bowling championships at Sterling Lanes. George Spiteri took these photos of a practice for L'Anse Creuse North.

TAWAS CITY – Iosco County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Parole Office – at about 9 a.m. on Jan. 7 – that Austin Thomas Hulverson, 23, Oscoda, had fled from their office at 420 W. Lake Street (US-23) in Tawas City.

GRANT Twp. – The Iosco County Prosecutor’s Office, on Jan. 3, issued a charge against Cheryl Ann Smith, 61, Hale. The charge is for failing to use due care when passing a stationary emergency …

HAYNES Twp. – Alcona County Sheriff’s Office Deputies – at approximately 10:36 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2019 – were dispatched to 5540 Beckett Rd. for a missing elderly woman.

TAWAS CITY – All things considered, Tawas Area’s 67-45 win over Harrison on Monday, Jan. 6 was a pretty good way to start the new year. The Braves were playing without two key players but were able to get enough offense from other places, allowing them to pull away from the Hornets as the ni…

TAWAS CITY – The fight was there for the Tawas Area hockey team Friday night. The goals unfortunately weren’t as the Braves dropped a 6-1 decision to Pontiac Notre Dame Prep at the Tawas Bay I…

WHITTEMORE – There’s still a long ways to go when it comes to deciding the North Star League wrestling championship. Whittemore-Prescott put itself in good early position, however, as they Car…

Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.

Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.

Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.

The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. Childhelp.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.

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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Here's the latest for Friday, January 18th: Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use royal titles; Thousands gathered for women's march rallies; Riot police and protesters collided in Lebanon's capital; First voyage for future space craft.

TAWAS CITY – Tawas Community Concert Band (TCCB) will soon begin rehearsals for its spring 2020 concert, and members are inviting area musicians to join.