HALE – The Michigan State Police (MSP) have confirmed that Donald George Hill, 56, Hale, passed away when his home caught fire on Monday.

MIO – Finally a one point game went Oscoda’s way. The Owls, playing a North Star League boys basketball game at Mio on Monday, Jan. 8, raced off to a big lead and hung on from there, picking up a 47-46 victory. 

WEST BRANCH – Week two saw two more games for the Oscoda bowling teams on Saturday, as the Huron Bowling Conference teams rolled it out at Hi-Skore Lanes in West Branch. 

STANDISH – The Oscoda swimming and diving team competed at the Stephanie Rice Memorial Invitational on Saturday in Standish. The Owls were a bit shorthanded, but still fared well.

GRAYLING – They may have been shorthanded but the Oscoda wrestling team still put up a good fight on Saturday, when it went 3-2 and took fifth place at the Grayling Invitational. 

OSCODA – It’s all about how you finish. Host Oscoda had allowed Mio to claw its way back into the two’s girls basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 9, but a 20-12 scoring edge for the Lady Owls hel…

TAWAS CITY – During the recent holiday season, St. Joseph Health System participated in the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Harvest Gathering to benefit children in need at two elementary schools. 

TAWAS CITY – During the recent holiday season, St. Joseph Health System participated in the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Harvest Gathering to benefit children in need at two elementary schools. 

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EAST TAWAS – Huron Shores Chorus will begin rehearsals for the 2018 spring program on Sunday, Jan. 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Tawas Area Presbyterian Church, located off US-23 in East Tawas. 

Love it or hate it, Facebook is sometimes a good way to remember things that happened to you a long time ago that you may have forgotten in the past. These could be things that you would rather forget, or things that make you take pause and remember how someone showed a certain kindness.

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