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HALE – Fifteen years, 17 trophies awarded, 115 machines on display and a large spectator turnout. It was all about the numbers this past Saturday during the Hale Antique, Vintage and Classic Snowmobile Show and Swap.

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OSCODA – The new semester at Alpena Community College (ACC) will also feature some new, interactive technology for those attending a variety of classes. Although it will be geared more toward medical students, the offering can also be used in biology and other courses.

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OSCODA – As is tradition, the Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press takes an annual look at what news stories were impacting the community 50 years ago. This year we take a look back at the happenings of 1970, in a two-part feature, with the first featuring front-page headlines from Janu…

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SHERMAN Twp. – A residence on South Sand Lake Road in Sherman Township was deemed a total loss, following a fire which broke out at the home on Dec. 30, 2020.

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MARQUETTE – In 2016, a proposed initiative intended to reintroduce Arctic grayling to select Michigan streams was announced. That idea immediately caught fire, and Michigan’s Arctic Grayling Initiative now counts over 40 member organizations among its supporters.

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EAST TAWAS – As of today (Wednesday), the Tawas Police Authority (TPA) will be staffed with one office manager and one sergeant, who is also working as the acting chief.

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OSCODA – On Thursday, Dec. 17, in a Kalitta Maintenance hangar in Oscoda, a hazmat suited paint crew applied paint stripping chemicals to Yankee Air Museum’s B-25 Mitchell bomber Yankee Warrior and it became history.  The plane now enters a new era, exactly 77 years to the day after B-25 Bur…

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TAWAS CITY – Although the damage was contained to one office room during an early morning fire at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, water and smoke damage occurred throughout the immediate adjacent offices, as well.

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OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Fire Department (OTFD) responded to a structure fire , which resulted in a total loss, on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 1:38 a.m., located at 6376 Westshore Drive, along F-41. 

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HILLSDALE, Mich., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CNB Community Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: CNBB), the parent company of County National Bank, today announced earnings for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020. Earnings during the fourth quarter of 2020 totaled $2.4 million, an increase of $309,000 from the $2.0 million earned during the three months ended December 31, 2019. Basic earnings per share increased to $1.11 during the three months ended December 31, 2020, up $0.13 from $0.98 during the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, CNB Community Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") reported net income of $10.1 million, an increase of $936,000, or 10.2%, from the $9.2 million earned during the year ended December 31, 2019. Basic earnings per share increased to $4.77 during the year ended December 31, 2020, up $0.40 from $4.37 during 2019.

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DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its franchise Dealers, announced today that Matt VanDyke has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 1, 2021. Mr. VanDyke, who for more than 12 years has led and transformed Ford and Lincoln brand positioning in roles around the world, now takes charge of an innovative team responsible for delivering best-in-class marketing and advertising solutions to Ford and Lincoln Dealers throughout the United States.

LANSING – A man who reportedly threatened to kill a state representative has now been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly made a threatening phone call on Thursday, Jan. 7, claiming there was a bomb at the Michigan Capitol building. 

EAST LANSING – After 33 years serving the Michigan High School Athletic Association in a variety of roles including as its first communications director and most recently director of broadcast properties, John Johnson has retired. His final day was Dec. 18.

“The pandemic has worsened stress, as boundaries between home and work have been blurred,” says Dr. Alex Dimitriu, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in Menlo Park, California. “Kids, pets, home life and other distractions now interfere with people’s attempts to work. The lack of social contacts or vacations to punctuate our lives have also added stress during COVID. Working remotely, through video visits and little in-person interaction has also significantly limited the multimodal ways we used to work — when we worked in person. For many, COVID had become Groundhog Day, with each day melting into the next, and this is hard.”

Yoga practitioners know that a daily dose of sun can help focus the mind, improve circulation and tone muscles. Now the face can get in on the action, as well, thanks to face yoga, an anti-aging exercise regime for the face.

Muscle pain and muscle aches are part of life and can happen to just about everyone. Whether they’re from tension, stress, a sports injury or a medical condition, everyday living can sometimes be a literal pain in the neck — and exacerbate related bodily aches, too. These aches usually affect the support structures that allow movement in daily life: the bones, the muscles, the ligaments and the tendons.

Winter is the customary cold and flu season, and a time during which many people aren’t as vigilant about maintaining their health as they might be at other times of the year. This winter has the additional variable of the coronavirus pandemic, which surged into 2021 with a second wave of spread and infection.

Barbara Bell knows the importance of medical care and regular visits to the doctor, and why they’re vital for her during the pandemic. Bell, a retired teacher, has rheumatoid arthritis and takes medication that suppresses her immune system.

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The City of East Tawas let kids be kids on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2020 with two restrictions – no parade and no entering stores. Instead, due to COVID-19, the East Tawas Business Association this year held a "Mask-O-Ween Hall-O-Ween" where businesses along Newman Street in downtown East Tawas n…