TAWAS CITY – A resolution approved unanimously by the Iosco County Board of Commissioners has declared the shoreline of the Great Lakes in Michigan as a disaster area and asks the state and federal government for assistance.

TAWAS CITY – At its annual reorganizational meeting on January 13, the Tawas Area School (TAS) Board elected a new president and reelected other officers for the current term. 

TAWAS CITY – In an effort to help defray the costs many landowners in Iosco County are incurring due to coastal flooding, the Iosco County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole voted unanimously to lower the cost of soil erosion permits obtained through Iosco County.

OSCODA – Kalitta Air representatives have announced the layoffs of 154 employees at its aircraft maintenance facility, located on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.

HALE – Despite the cancellation of the ice fishing contest, due to lake conditions, the 2020 Hale Yes Winterfest will proceed as planned.

OSCODA – The Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (OACC) accepted the resignation of Zachary Scholten as the organization’s executive director just 16 days after he was offered, and accepted, a contract for the job.

EAST TAWAS – As City Manager Brent Barringer and Deputy Clerk Stephanie Loew reported that the Planning Commission has recommended no change to the city’s electronic sign ordinance, some city council members suggested that the ordinance is too restrictive. 

HALE – Mother Nature has yet to bring any significant snowfall to Iosco County this winter, but the fun will still go on as planned at the Hale Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap.

HALE – In His Presence Hale Assembly of God Church is hosting a community blood drive on Friday, Jan. 3,  from 2 to 7: 15 p.m.

TAWAS CITY — The Iosco County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole approved a resolution that would work to upgrade the internet network at Iosco County Central Dispatch.

TAWAS CITY – Based on advice received from their legal counsel, the Tawas Area Schools (TAS) Board of Education unanimously voted to deny a request from the district’s building secretaries to collectively bargain as a separate unit under the Tawas Area Federation of Teachers’ (TAFT) umbrella. 

TAWAS CITY – The Iosco County Airport, located in Baldwin Township, will be receiving a fencing update in the coming future, after a resolution was approved by the Iosco County Board of Commissioners during its Dec. 4 meeting.

EAST TAWAS – At its regular meeting on Dec. 2, the East Tawas City Council unanimously approved their portion of the 2020 budget as recommended by the Huron Shores Regional Utility Authority (HSRUA). 

TAWAS CITY – Iosco County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Parole Office – at about 9 a.m. on Jan. 7 – that Austin Thomas Hulverson, 23,…

GRANT Twp. – The Iosco County Prosecutor’s Office, on Jan. 3, issued a charge against Cheryl Ann Smith, 61, Hale. The charge is for failing to use due care when passing a stationary emergency …

TAWAS CITY – It is safe to say Aaron Hazen lives and breathes football. Hazen, who was named the new varsity head football coach at Tawas Area last week, is more than excited to take on the task of being atop the Braves’ program. 

ROSE CITY – If Tawas Area had planned on picking up a win at Ogemaw Heights on Thursday, falling into an early double-digit hole certainly wasn’t in the game plan. That’s just what happened, h…

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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.