TAWAS CITY – There could be more options for Iosco County employees for healthcare as the county tries to tie up the loose ends on a $500,000 budget shortfall.

OSCODA – When the Oscoda volleyball team hosts Hale on Oct. 17, the result of the game will feel quite secondary. The Lady Owls, along with the visiting Lady Eagles will once again host Volley for a Cure that night, the two school’s annual attempt at a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. 

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A bill that would place 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system instead of the adult criminal court system, barring heinous crimes, passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on Thursday. The Raise the Age bill is sponsored by Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township.

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State Rep. Wendell Byrd, D-Detroit, said he plans to introduce the “Pay as You Stay” (PAYS) plan that would assist low-income earners who fell delinquent in their property taxes by eliminating the penalties and interest and lowering their monthly payments, which would help about 31,000 Detroit homeowners dodge foreclosure.

TAWAS Twp. – Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers were dispatched on the morning of Sept. 29, to a residence on Lorenz Road in Tawas Township, for the complaint of a stolen all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

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TAWAS CITY – For the better part of a half, it looked like the Tawas Area football team might be able to pull off the area’s biggest upset of the season in its home game with arch rival Oscoda. The Owls buckled down as the night wore on however, scoring 22 unanswered second half points to pu…

TAWAS CITY – Tawas Area cross country teams hosted its annual home invitational on Wednesday. The meet, held at Tawas Creek Golf Course, had just one other team in attendance but still saw the…

HALE – In order to have a chance at the North Star League championship, the Hale cross country team had to take care of business in the third conference jamboree on Thursday. The hosting Eagle…

WHITTEMORE – No need to tell the Whittemore-Prescott football team just how good Breckenridge is. The Cardinals found out first-hand just how good the ninth ranked Huskies are, falling 42-6 in…

HALE – The Hale football team gave it a go, but it wasn’t able to hand an undefeated Pellston team its first loss of the season Friday night. The Eagles, playing on the Hornet’s home field in …

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