HALE – The 75th annual Iosco County Fair kicked off on Monday, and there is still plenty of fun in store for the remainder of the week. Activities are being held at the fairgrounds in Hale, located on M-65 across from Hale Baptist Church.

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OSCODA – A pontoon was destroyed by fire in Oscoda Township on July 5, with the blaze reported to have originated from a neighbor’s fireworks landing on the boat.

EAST TAWAS – The annual Tawas Kiwanis Run by the Bay was another big success. Father Tyler Bischoff and Brigit Foley were the respective male and female race winners, in a field that saw well over 100 entrees, held on July 13 as a part of Summerfest. 

It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.

The Brugger Plaza American Flag, which measures 30- by 60-feet, was carried through the Tawases during the parade.

STANDISH – Northeast Michigan Arts Council cordially invites the general public to attend an Open House Showcase at the Northeast Art Center, located at the corner of Grove Road and US-23 in Standish on Friday, July 26 at 12:30 p.m.