OSCODA – John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, has replied to a list of questions posed by those in the Oscoda Township area, regarding  per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination generating from the former Wurtsmith Air…

TAWAS CITY – With the start of the new school year underway, there will soon be a lot more buses on the roads – and Jo Allen, Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency Transportation Director, is urging the public to be alert and keep safety in mind.

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Michigan’s largest 100 cities have an accumulated public pension shortage topping $5.5 billion, according to an updated report compiled by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MCPP). In order to make up the deficit, every resident in those 100 municipalities would need to pony up $1,048. 

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TAWAS CITY – Tawas Area opened its soccer season on Friday, as it played host to Swan Valley after just four days of practice. The Braves weren’t able to keep up with  the strong Viking squad, falling 4-0. 

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 t…

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


Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug. 20)

OSCODA – To round out the Oscoda Rotary Club Summer Concert Series Jerry Schmidt and Tipsico Road, featuring Jim Miller, will donate their performance to benefit Special Olympics (SO) Area 31 this Thursday at Oscoda Beach Park at 7 p.m.