LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff on Friday, Aug. 16, to honor the service of fallen volunteer firefighter Norman Edward Klenow, which will coincide with his military funeral.

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EAST TAWAS – Led by retired elementary school teacher Jane Ruster, a group of East Tawas residents gathered at the city council meeting on Aug. 5 to seek the support of city officials to honor retired Air Force Four Star General Earl T. O’Loughlin. 

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer paid a visit to Potter Elementary School in Flint Monday  to spend time discussing the importance of government with a classroom full of children. Afterwards, she expressed her frustration with Michigan’s Republican-led legislature while convening briefly with press on her proposed education budget in the school’s hallway.

RENO Twp. – The Michigan State Police (MSP) report that three people sustained non-incapacitating injuries during a July 29 rollover crash in Reno Township.

PLAINFIELD Twp. – The Michigan State Police (MSP) responded to an incident on July 29, in Plainfield Township, during which falling trees struck a vehicle and caused possible injuries to the p…

NATIONAL CITY – The Michigan State Police (MSP) are searching for a second suspect, who they say was involved in the breaking-and-entering of a business in National City.

HALE – When it comes to its varsity football head coach position, Hale has seen a bit of a revolving door in recent years. This spring, Pete Scott, a former assistant with the team was named the program’s sixth head coach since the 2009 season.

EAST TAWAS – According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), summer is officially over. Fall high school sports officially begin practice this week and soccer teams may eve…

Singer Miley Cyrus, former President Bill Clinton and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities who’ve adopted a plant-based diet. Athlete Novak Djokovic, who recently won the men’s singles at this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, is the latest celeb catching waves over his plant diet.

There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year. 

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

EAST TAWAS – Long before the rivalry between U of M and Ohio State, there was a big problem. Did you know that the Toledo War is now remembered as the most ferocious conflict in Ohio-Michigan history?  Did you know that both Michigan and Ohio raised militias to guard their sovereignty over d…