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OSCODA – In the most recent meeting of the Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), a highly anticipated conceptual site model (CSM) presentation – which ate up half of the three-hour event – was actually not what garnered the most feedback. Instead, it was the interruption of a RAB membe…

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OSCODA – The efforts of the Oscoda-based Need Our Water (NOW) community action group have been recognized by the Freshwater Future organization.

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ALPENA – Exercise Mobility Guardian 2021, the Air Force’s largest and longest exercise ensuring readiness to move military personnel and equipment in combat operations, is scheduled to begin at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center on May 15.

TAWAS CITY – The Iosco County Board of Commissioners worked to fill a vacancy on May 5 in the Iosco County Department of Building and Safety Inspection during the busy spring building season.

TAWAS CITY – Among other business at their May 3 meeting, the Tawas City Council held a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

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EAST TAWAS – At the city council meeting held as a “hybrid” session on May 3, East Tawas City Manager Brent Barringer reported that the U. S. Forest Service utilized the East Tawas Community Center for its incident response team during the Brittle Fire in Iosco County last week. 

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OSCODA – The Oscoda High School (OHS) Interact Club, a service club affiliated with the Oscoda Rotary Club, raised over $1,000 to help eradicate polio from the face of the earth so that it will never come back to cripple another child. 

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TAWAS CITY – Tawas City has received numerous written comments in the last few weeks, from members of the public either opposed to the location of the future Dollar General store in the community, or who are outright against the development entirely.

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OSCODA – In what started as prescribed fire operations on April 23, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS), the Brittle Fire in Iosco County escalated that afternoon to a wildfire – which crews are still working to contain.

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OSCODA – For years, the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) in Oscoda has been a passionate subject for residents, as well as those outside of the community. With politicians, the public and others maintaining that the remedi…

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been a year of change and challenges that schools could have never anticipated; however, in the midst of it all, joy was still found. Every year, National Heritage Academies (NHA) recognizes outstanding teachers and staff from schools across the United States by awarding unsuspecting finalists through the Excellence Awards.

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PMCF (P&M Corporate Finance) is pleased to announce it has hired Ellen Clark as a Managing Director and co-lead of the firm's growing Industrials team. Ms. Clark has over 27 years of transaction experience, having advised public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions, corporate carve-outs and divestitures, capital raising, and cross-border transactions. Her clients span across various industries, including automotive, industrial, specialty chemical, software, and business services.

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ROYAL OAK, Mich., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Extended reality (XR) solutions provider, PIXO, whose content distribution platform, PIXO Apex, enables simplified deployment and management of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) applications and data analytics for enterprise, has announced its XR content launcher, PIXO Apex Hub, is now available as a free download on both HTC and Pico devices.

TAWAS CITY – The Tawas City Fire Department (TCFD), along with the East Tawas Fire Department (ETFD), were dispatched to a structure fire on April 28, at about 11 p.m.

HALE – The Hale softball team opened up play in the North Star League Little Dipper on Thursday, hosting AuGres. The Lady Eagles were unable to overcome the visiting Lady Wolverines, however, …

TAWAS CITY – The Tawas Area girls soccer team was able to pick up its first win of the season on Tuesday, May 4. The Lady Braves were playing at rival Oscoda and were able to net a goal about …

No matter what’s going on or where it might be going on, time is often of the essence when it comes to just about anything. The clock can be one of the biggest barriers to finding consistent routines, especially when it comes to exercising on a regular basis. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out how to squeeze in a quick yet still-effective workout that can generate real results, even if only 30 minutes are up for grabs.

Caring for plants yields more than beautiful flowers and tasty produce. As they plan, dig, prune and harvest, gardeners are cultivating better physical and mental health. It’s good news that interest in gardening surged during the pandemic. That trend may continue to bloom and bear fruit.

When one envisions a U.S National Park, their thoughts may take them west to Yosemite in California; Yellowstone in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho; or Rocky Mountain in Colorado. Those three are among the most popular national parks in the United States, but one does not need to travel across the country to observe the natural beauty, geological features and unique ecosystems, or to experience the numerous recreational opportunities a national park offers.

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Here's a view of the Corsair Trail system between trail markers 17 and 18 of the bridge crossing over Silver Creek. This is the most westerly crossing of Silver Creek on the Corsair Trail System in the Huron National Forest between Tawas and Oscoda, Michigan. This video was taken Saturday, M…