OSCODA – Oscoda Township is among four communities in the state vying to bring in a spaceport operation. A site visit is just one step in the process, and this was conducted in Oscoda on Oct. 3-4, by representatives of Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI).

TAWAS CITY – There could be more options for Iosco County employees for healthcare as the county tries to tie up the loose ends on a $500,000 budget shortfall.

OSCODA – When the Oscoda volleyball team hosts Hale on Oct. 17, the result of the game will feel quite secondary. The Lady Owls, along with the visiting Lady Eagles will once again host Volley for a Cure that night, the two school’s annual attempt at a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. 

TAWAS CITY — The Roscommon based Michigan Children’s Assessment Center, tasked with interviewing children who may have abused to assist the children and law enforcement, will be getting some upgrades in Iosco County.

OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Board of Trustees have scheduled a work session for tomorrow (Thursday), at 6 p.m., regarding the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association’s (MAMA) site selection process.

TAWAS CITY – It goes back to 1954 and, on Friday night on the Tawas Area gridiron, the Braves and the Owls will renew their annual rivalry clash for the 65th year.

OSCODA – It’s going to be a lengthy process, and there are no guarantees, but the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority (OWAA) is continuing to get their ducks in a row for a shot at bringing a spaceport operation to the community.

EAST TAWAS – Beginning Friday, local volunteers will be calling on area residents and businesses to contribute to the annual Tawas-Whittemore-Hale United Fund campaign drive. 

OSCODA – The annual Paul Bunyan Days festival will return to Oscoda on Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 on Furtaw Field located in downtown Oscoda.

TAWAS CITY – Wolverine Fireworks and the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will be conducting a test run of a potential new fireworks detonation site, planned for approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

EAST TAWAS – The East Tawas City Council unanimously approved a recommendation from the wage and salary committee to increase wages for city employees at its regular meeting on Sept. 3. 

OSCODA – The Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) will meet this evening (Wednesday) at 5 p.m., with discussions expected to go on until 7:05 p.m.

EAST TAWAS – A change is in store for the 12th annual 3 Disciplines Sunrise Side Triathlons, which will begin and end in East Tawas on Saturday.

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A bill that would place 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system instead of the adult criminal court system, barring heinous crimes, passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on Thursday. The Raise the Age bill is sponsored by Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township.

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NATIONAL CITY – The Grant Township Fire Department (GTFD) was called out for a structure fire at 2172 Maurice Ln. in National City, at 3:53 a.m. on Oct. 4.

WHITTEMORE – Troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) West Branch Post, at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 8, were dispatched to the intersection of Bullock Street (M-65) and Sherman Stre…

TAWAS Twp. – Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers were dispatched on the morning of Sept. 29, to a residence on Lorenz Road in Tawas Township, for the complaint of a stolen all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

HALE – It took a win in the final two North Star League jamborees to do it, but the Hale boys cross country team made themselves conference champions once again. 

TAWAS CITY – The Tawas Area cross country team took on the course at Ogemaw Heights on Saturday at the Northern Lower Peninsula Invitational. The Braves had their boys team come in second plac…

HALE – The Whittemore-Prescott volleyball team made the short trip to Hale on Thursday for a North Star League crossover game. The Lady Cardinals were able to get the upper-hand, picking up a …

TAWAS CITY – In order to control its own destiny when it comes to making the playoffs, the Tawas Area football team needed to pull off a win at Ogemaw Heights Friday night. The Braves were in …

WHITTEMORE – All things considered, Friday night’s 28-8 loss to Oscoda wasn’t a terrible night for the Whittemore-Prescott football team. The Cardinals managed to hold back the Owls for much o…

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Oscoda resident Dirk Hunt shot this amazing video of this year's Tawas Bay Summer Fest. Thanks to Dirk for letting us use the video! Check him out on Twitter by going to @OnCedarLake