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Editor's note: This story has been updated as new information became available. Also, a new number of additional cases, 507, has been added, up from 506 reported earlier in this story. A new development also came in this morning of a new  CORVID-19 case in Ogemaw County,

EAST TAWAS – With city hall closed to the public until April 6, East Tawas City Manager Brent Barringer proposed to take advantage of the down time at the regular meeting of the city council on March 16. 

TAWAS CITY – Even before Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order which shut down all schools in the state from March 13 to April 5 in order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), school districts in Iosco County were proactively addressing issues …

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Editor's note: In an effort to keep the community updated on the ever-changing information regarding COVID-19, the Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press will use this link to give you that information as we receive it. New information will be presented as bulleted items. Readers will be …

EAST TAWAS – Two Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press staffers have earned Michigan Press Association (MPA) awards for their reporting of contamination issues in Oscoda.

TAWAS CITY – Ten graduating seniors, including five co-valedictorians who earned grade point averages of 4.0 and two co-salutatorians whose GPAs measured in at 3.993, related highlights of their high school careers and shared their plans for the future at the Tawas Area School (TAS) Board me…

LANSING – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will retest residential drinking water wells in the Oscoda area for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

Come Sunday at 2 a.m., time will “spring forward” to Daylight Saving Time, requiring people to move clocks ahead by one hour.

BALDWIN Twp. - The township’s two medical marijuana facilities were recently issued commercial facility permits to sell adult-use or recreational marijuana, and Zoning Administrator Mike Falle said it’s a good thing for the Baldwin Township’s downtown area.

LANSING – Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services regarding th…


TAWAS CITY  – A project to completely reconstruct the crumbling parking lot at the Iosco County Building has again been put out for bidding, according to Iosco County Clerk Nancy Huebel, who discussed the project during the Feb. 12 meeting of the Iosco County Board of Commissioners.

OSCODA – Due to current health concerns regarding the coronavirus, the Klondike Challenge Committee decided to postpone this year’s race.

The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.

With the current coronavirus outbreak going on around the world, many employees are being forced to work from home to support “social distancing.” While this may come easy for some companies or employees, others might not be used to this new work environment.

You’ve likely read a lot about the coronavirus or talked about it with friends or co-workers. It’s been on almost every major news outlet website, newspaper or TV station in the last few months. The coronavirus was first detected in China, and it’s now been detected in about 60 locations internationally, including the U.S., according to the Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

You’ve reached the significant milestone of retirement. Although you might be out of the workforce, that doesn’t mean you can’t splurge a little and treat yourself to a vacation — and still stay active. After all, retirement is a great time to travel the world and visit certain spots you’ve always wanted to see in person.

There’s no shortage of medical information on the internet; so, when it comes to men and prostate cancer, how do you separate myth from fact? What about dated and current information?

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.