OSCODA – Following an update to the Pinecrest Cemetery contract between Oscoda and AuSable townships, the former – which maintains the property – has since established a subcommittee to further research cemetery regulations and related matters.

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TAWAS CITY – In an effort to keep public interactions at a minimum with trustee inmates at the Iosco County Sheriff Department, a new security gating system will be installed at sheriff department parking lot.

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).

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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).

OSCODA – Oscoda’s key home North Star League Big Dipper volleyball game with Mio was the definition of a back-and-forth battle. The Lady Owls were able to buckle down in the final two sets however, claiming a win in five, 23-25, 25-22, 15-22, 25-19 and 15-8. 

OSCODA – The Oscoda swimming and diving team may not have enough athletes to make much noise as a team, but that isn’t stopping them from seeping progress in the pool this fall.

OSCODA – The Oscoda soccer team had a chance to claim a share of the North Star League championship last week. The Owls weren’t able to shake their opponents however, as they played to a pair …

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.

OSCODA – The Oscoda United Methodist Church (UMC) will hold their annual fall bazaar next Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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. 

This week enforcement of Michigan’s emergency ban on flavored ecigarettes, commonly called “vapes” will begin. The ban, however, is not permanent but could be extended indefinitely. And I personally hope it is extended, because smoking cigarettes is a terrible addiction, and I think vaping i…

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 …