With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the country’s July 4 celebrations are a lot different than they normally would be. In many communities, including most of Iosco County, parades have been canceled, including many other events. Fireworks displays are still ongoing, but it is safe to say that…

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OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Fire Department (OTFD) Dive Rescue team rescued multiple people who were on a large floating raft on Wednesday, June 24 at the Oscoda Beach Park.

OSCODA – Jahleel Paul Garza-Harper, 24, Flint, drowned in the AuSable River this past weekend, according to the Oscoda Township Police Department (OTPD).

LANSING — Governor Whitmer last week signed Executive Order 2020-133, which sets guidelines for the safe return of professional sports, without a live audience. The order follows Major League Baseball’s announcement that a shortened 60-game season would begin on July 24 with players reportin…

EAST LANSING – The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has updated its guidelines for reopening of school sports based on the lifting of her stay-at-home order and further recomm…

Summer is back, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the cancellation of festivals, concerts and other large gatherings, people who enjoy being among nature are enjoying the outdoors. Given social distancing and other public health safety measures that are still in place across much of the country —particularly large, urban areas — hiking, camping and fishing can be great ways to pass the time and still be safe.

The question of how much liquid to consume daily basis has no simple answer. Several studies have shown differing recommendations. However, specific fluid needs depend on several factors, which include overall health, location and even level of activeness. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but knowing more about the body’s need for liquids can help in estimating how much ought to be sipped up.

Independence Day is around the corner. Families are likely prepping to watch or set off fireworks and sparklers. However, the Fourth of July celebration might turn a fun-filled day into a painful memory if caution isn’t properly exercised. Even the most innocent-looking fire displays can lead to injuries or an actual fire. Consider these safety tips to enjoy the holiday without going to the emergency room.

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.

OSCODA – Although COVID-19 led to the cancellation of some previously scheduled activities, Oscoda Township will actually be welcoming a couple brand new events this summer.