HALE – This summer marks a milestone for the Iosco County Fair, which will enter its 75th year on Monday, July 22. A host of activities will continue to be offered through Saturday, July 27.

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OSCODA – The annual Hurry Up & Paddle or Sink (HUP) and Blind folded canoe races will return to Oscoda on July 24 and 25 in celebration of the AuSable River International Canoe Marathon.

LANSING – A series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease were approved last week by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its regular monthly meeting in Lansing. The action came after a thorough review of the best available science on CWD a…

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OMER – The annual Northeastern Michigan Baseball League (N.E.M.) reunion will take place this Sunday, July 21, in the N.E.M. Museum located at the Arenac County Historical Society Museum in Omer.

It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.


House Democrats urged their Republican colleagues to join them in voting on a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's tweets that urged four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. (July 16)

EAST TAWAS – Mentalist Michael Jons returns to the Tawas Bay Playhouse in East Tawas later this month with his fun and amazing new show “Michael Jons LIVE - More than Just Mind Games!”

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Residents all over Michigan, and especially in the state’s upper peninsula, were aghast at a recent slight against the U.P. that was inadvertently done by the Pepsi-Cola Company through it’s “DEW”nited States campaign, which featured all 50 states on select bottles of Mountain Dew.

One of the highlights of my year is getting to take fireworks photos during the Independence Day celebration that is held every year in Iosco County. It’s more than just a “point and shoot” activity, it’s something that has taken years to get down and do right to get really good end product.…

Friday was a busy day for me at the Oscoda Press. I was covering for people who were off, getting pages designed for the coming newspaper, and juggling many different things, when I realized it was after 1 p.m. and I was hungry.