OSCODA – The Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority (OWAA), among other business conducted during its June 15 meeting, authorized airport manager Gary Kellan to work with an attorney on drafting a contract related to the Pride Road reconstruction project.

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OSCODA – Steven Earl Whalen, 26, Oscoda, faces a maximum of life in prison as a result of four separate felony counts stemming from an incident which occurred earlier this month.

HALE – Mary Ann Osaer, 62, Hale, faces one count each of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon and assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, which could result in a maximum prison…

AuSABLE Twp. – A Memorial Day canoeing trip almost ended in death for two men, whose vessel flipped in the rough waters of Lake Huron on Monday, May 29.

PLAINFIELD Twp. – Possible injuries were sustained by two drivers involved in a vehicle collision on June 8 at 1:05 p.m.

SHERMAN Twp. – Jake Edward Jenuwine, 24, Marine City, sustained incapacitating injuries when he overturned the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) he was driving on Sunday.

OSCODA – The Oscoda softball team had its season come to an end in the Division III Standish-Sterling district on Saturday, June 3. The Owls played eventual district winner Pinconning in the semi-finals and dropped a 0-10 game in five innings. Further information was not provided. 

OSCODA – Oscoda’s Kam Wheeler entered the Division III state finals on Saturday, June 3, ranked 16th in the state in the discus. 

OSCODA – The Oscoda baseball team ran into a tough opponent in its first district game on Saturday. The Owls, playing at Standish-Sterling in Division III district action, fell to eventual tou…

MOUNT PLEASANT – Special Olympics Michigan Area 31, from Iosco County and surrounding areas, had 19 of the more than 2,900 athletes attending the State Summer Games June 1-3 at Central Michiga…

OSCODA – The young Oscoda varsity girls soccer team showed their future is bright on Thursday. 

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The job market can be a confusing place. If you believe the data, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades. But, the experts suggest this is because many people have stopped looking for work and millions more are underemployed. So, has the job market really improved or should people continue to be anxious? You could research this question, but today I’m going to suggest we apply a little bit of common sense.

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Nearly 200 people turned out Sunday, May 21, to run for a great cause in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

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A little competition gives school districts incentives to get healthy

Wellness: This usually innocuous word is the focus of  our summer issue. Why Wellness? The word itself seems a bit mundane, however, it covers a lot of territory. We ACSHIC trustees were actually pushing the concept before we knew of its current impact. For many years, it seemed natural to us to promote good health practices. From that lowly beginning, ACSHIC has provided resources for maintaining good health. Those resources have included access to GroundRounds and our employee assistance programs via Lytle. 

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OSCODA – “The 20 Year Road Trip! – Celebrating Roads We’ve Taken and Looking to the Journey Ahead,” a production of the Northeast Academy of Dance (NEAD) will be held on  Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Anne Bartels Auditorium at Oscoda High School.

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I awoke to the ringing of the telephone one morning earlier this year. A recorded voice said something like, “It is very important that I speak to Holly Nelson. Please stay on the line, someone will be with you shortly.” I probably would have hung up if I had not been half asleep. The last c…

Our nation’s 13th annual Sunshine Week kicks off Sunday, March 12 with a gala event at the Department of Commerce Research Library in Washington, D.C. But most of us won’t be attending. In fact, most of us don’t have a clue what Sunshine Week is or what it is all about. So here’s the background.