WEST BRANCH – During a recent study on foam sampling by the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), foam collected from Van Etten Lake and Cedar Lake in Iosco and Alcona counties was found to have high levels of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and residents are urged to avoid…

TAWAS CITY – Information on Iosco County’s medical first responders, upgrades to Iosco County 911, and other items, were discussed July 1 during an Iosco County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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HOLLAND, Mich., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Source Imaging Consortium (OSIC) announced today the launch of the $55,000 OSIC Pulmonary Fibrosis Progression, an AI-focused challenge to predict lung function decline in people living with pulmonary fibrosis. The competition is administered by Kaggle, the world's largest data science community platform, and runs through October 6, 2020.

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LIVONIA, Mich., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Flint CPS Inks North America LLC, formerly known as Flint Group North America, which is the North American subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Flint Group serving the commercial printing industry, has filed a multi-count lawsuit in the United States District Court Central District of California -- Southern Division against Trend Offset Printing Services, Inc. ("Trend"). The charges include breach of contract, account stated and conversion. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and other forms of relief. McDonald Hopkins PLC of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is representing Flint Group.

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.

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 …

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 – The Oscoda Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) is bringing back its summer movie series for 2020, with the first showing set for tonight (Wednesday).

EAST TAWAS – The Iosco County Historical Society (ICHS) continues their Lugene Daniels summer lecture series with Community Affairs Manager Richard Castle from Consumer’s Energy – discussing early history of Consumer’s Energy on the AuSable River – on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.