OSCODA – The Oscoda Area Schools (OAS) Board of Trustees voted to hire Michael Buchinger to replace Lauryn Springsteen as the Oscoda High School (OHS) Assistant Principal at the Monday meeting.

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AuSABLE Twp. – An estimated loss of $10,000, between property and contents, was reported as the result of a rental cabin fire in AuSable Township.

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EAST TAWAS – Three people sustained minor injuries as the result of a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles. The collision occurred on West Bay Street (US-23) in East Tawas, near Church St…

OSCODA – Minor injuries were sustained by Patricia Kay Deornellas, 21, Lincoln, during a single-vehicle crash which occurred on Aug. 18.

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OSCODA – At the conclusion of Friday’s games, the high school football season will already be one-third of way complete. Each of the four county teams still have a path to the playoffs, though enter key games this week. 

CARO – The Oscoda boys soccer team turned in a well-played road game at Caro on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The Owls, playing at the Tigers in a non-league battle, picked up a 2-0 victory. 

WEST BRANCH – The Oscoda cross country team opened up their season on Thursday, as they battled it out at the Rau Invitational, hosted by Ogemaw Heights. The Owls sent just two athletes to the…

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

LINCOLN – The 2019 Miss Sunrise Side’s Outstanding Teen Program and 2019 Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Program will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at Alcona High School, 51 N. Barlow Rd., Lincoln.

MIKADO – A charity motorcycle ride will be held for Lincoln resident Jesse Gordy, who was injured earlier this summer in a motorcycle accident, to raise funding for medical expenses.

It’s no secret our region has been in desperate need of closer, more accessible mental health care. There are only five state psychiatric facilities in our state and not one is located in northern Michigan or the Upper Peninsula. Michigan provides mental health care to our region from state …

Unless I somehow figure out how to construct a time machine, the closest I’ll ever get to attend Woodstock, which occurred 50 years ago on Aug. 15–18, 1969, is to watch the stunning documentary, Woodstock, on Blu-ray in the comfort of my living room.

The United States is in a state of shock and mourning just a week after mass shootings in both El Paso and Dayton left dozens murdered. Innocent people doing some shopping or having a night out had their lives suddenly snuffed out by crazed gunmen who thought their problems could be solved b…