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OSCODA – Since the installation of vape detectors at Oscoda High School (OHS), Principal Terry Allison said there has been a 63 percent decrease in vape and tobacco infractions.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) has led Michigan Congressional delegation members in calling on the Air Force to allocate a portion of the additional $60 million it received for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remediation efforts to the ongoing cleanup projects at…

OSCODA – A range of ongoing work in Oscoda Township was summarized during the Monday meeting of the board of trustees, where officials received updates on several different projects.

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LANSING – The Safari Club International-Michigan Involvement Committee is concerned by numerous recent reports of elk being poached in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.

ALCONA Twp. – Deputies from the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office, at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 19, were dispatched to Lost Lake Woods Club in Alcona Township for a personal injury crash involving a truc…

OSCODA – The Oscoda boys swimming and diving team was able to celebrate a win on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Owls, hosting Chesaning in a non-league dual was able to just edge the Indians, 88-81. 

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WEST BRANCH – The Oscoda wrestling team finished off its North Star League schedule on Wednesday. The Owls, were competing at Ogemaw Heights on Wednesday, where they battled Onaway and the hos…

WEST BRANCH – The Oscoda bowling teams returned to action on Saturday, this after missing back-to-back weeks due to cancelled events due to weather. The teams made up for lost time, as they wo…

Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.

Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.

Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.

The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. Childhelp.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.

EAST TAWAS – Country music, old-time Rock & Roll, and music from the 50s and 60s will be featured at A Mid-Winter Night’s Dance on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Rushman Hall in East Tawas. 

Readers who may be keen observers of the Iosco County News-Herald and the Oscoda Press may have noticed a subtle change in the newspapers with our inclusion of a new slogan on the nameplate of the newspapers that says “Local News Matters.”

This past Wednesday Iosco County joined other county governments in asking the State of Michigan to declare the Lake Huron shoreline as a disaster area, and personally I think that it was a good idea for them to make that decision and put the ball in Lansing’s court.

Every year we take a little time machine trip – in the form of our newspaper archives, not a 1980s DeLorean, unfortunately – to see what was reported in the community 50 years ago. In this week’s edition of the newspaper you can take a peek at some of the headlines and news items that took p…