OSCODA – Updates on the Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI) were shared at both the May 11 Oscoda Township Board of Trustees meeting, and the May 14 Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority (OWAA) meeting.

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TAWAS CITY – Candidates for the August primary election for a number of offices have filed with the Iosco County Clerks office, meeting the May 8 deadline, according to officials with that office.

ALPENA – The second round of grants from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan’s (CFNEM) new Urgent Needs Fund put another $25,000 directly into the hands of local nonprofits to help area residents with basic needs, bringing the total awarded so far to $50,000. 

EAST TAWAS – By a 7-0 vote, the East Tawas City Council enthusiastically reappointed Bill Deckett to another term as the city’s fire chief, a post he has held since 1988. 

LANSING – After the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature refused to extend the emergency and disaster declaration that was set to expire at midnight tonight, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday took swift action by signing three new executive orders she said is aimed to co…

OSCODA – Need Our Water (NOW) Oscoda – a community group formed in response to the discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) – have called on the Air Force to stop the flow of PFAS contaminants from Wurtsmith into Oscoda area surf…

TAWAS CITY – At the April 20 special electronic meeting of the Tawas Area Schools (TAS) Board of Education, Superintendent John Klinger reported that the district successfully complied with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-35. 

TAWAS CITY – A virtual special meeting of the Tawas Area School (TAS) Board of Education was held on April 6. The remote nature of the meeting was made necessary by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TAWAS CITY – Both the Tawas City Council and Tawas Police Authority (TPA) Board conducted their April 6 meetings virtually, via the remote conferencing services company, Zoom.

LANSING – Michigan has become the first state in the country to gain federal approval of a program that will provide nutritious food to children who were affected by school closings due to COVID-19. 

TAWAS CITY – Iosco County has recorded its first death related to the COVID-19 virus, according to a press release issued Saturday by District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2).

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PLAINFIELD Twp. – Cynthia “Cindy” McLain, 64, Plainfield Township, survived an explosion and fire at her home – during which her husband and their cherished dog did not survive.

CUMMING Twp. – Troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) West Branch Post were dispatched on May 8, at approximately 2:20 a.m., to Peters Road and M-33 for a two-vehicle personal injury tr…

OSCODA – Clista Mae Jackson, 87, Oscoda, sustained non-incapacitating injuries when she was struck by a vehicle as she was walking on the afternoon of May 2.

EAST TAWAS – NASCAR is returning and so is the Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press NASCAR Challenge.

EAST LANSING – Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) elections and postseason tournaments for the 2020-21 school year have been announced – including football d…

OSCODA – Planning for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon should be in full swing by now. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still gripping the entire nation, the race, which is in its 73rd year…

ANNVILLE – Maxwell Loga of Tawas City is one of nearly 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the Winter 2019-2020 sports season. Loga, a graduate of Tawas Area High …

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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.